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November 7, 2014

Tiger governments assess Tx2 progress

Maintaining political momentum at the highest levels is essential if we are to achieve the Tx2 goal by 2022.
Since the initial “Tiger Summit” in St Petersberg, Russia in 2010,  where tiger governments agreed the Global Tiger Recovery Plan (GTRP), they have met regularly to assess progress and decide on their next steps.
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  • © WWF / Carrie Stengel

The 1st Stocktaking Meeting was held in New Delhi, India, in May 2012 and the 2nd Asian Ministerial Conference in Thimphu, Bhutan, October 2012.

At the 2nd Stocktaking Meeting, held in Dhaka Bangladesh, in September 2014, tiger governments agreed the Dhaka Recommendation which included the counting their tigers and releasing a new global tiger figure by 2016, the half-way point in the Tx2 goal. You can read the full story here.

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Other Meetings

In August 2013, a meeting hosted by the Chinese government was held in Kunming, China, on the illegal wildlife trade.

This led to the Kunming Consensus on Transboundary Conservation and Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade.

During this meeting,WWF and TRAFFIC presented a report on tiger trade to the representatives of the tiger range countries.

© UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

In 2014 WWF  took the Zero Poaching message to the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade .

The UK government held this high profile international conference to bring together global leaders to help eradicate the trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species.

The conference resulted in a Declaration agreed by 41 governments detailing the commitments made and agreed actions going forward.


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