The goal to double wild tigers is one of the most ambitious conservation goals ever for a single species.
Set in 2010 by the 13 tiger range countries, the goal known as TX2 is credited with reversing the downward decline of tigers from a low of 3200 thanks to outstanding examples of protected area management.
Two categories of awards - the TX2 Award and Tiger Conservation Excellence Award - will celebrate these sites.
These awards are open to submissions from any site in a tiger range country that has achieved remarkable measurable progress since 2010.
Award winners will be announced on 23 November 2020 - the 10 year anniversary for the global TX2 goal. Sites will receive a small financial grant to be used to further tiger conservation.
The TX2 Award
The TX2 Award will go to one site that has achieved remarkable and measurable increase in its tiger population since 2010.
- Robust monitoring estimates indicate a doubling of adult tiger numbers (Mt+1 or population size estimated through capture mark recapture analysis) or tiger density (estimated through capture mark recapture analysis) during any period between 2005 and 2020.
- Minimum initial tiger population size (Mt+1) of five tigers.
- Documentation of tiger increase must be provided through peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or grey literature survey reports.
Conservation Excellence Award
This award recognises one site that has achieved excellence in two or more of these five themes:
- Tiger and prey population monitoring and research (tiger translocation / prey augmentation)
- Effective site management (CA|TS and METT assessments)
- Enhanced Law Enforcement & protection & Ranger Welfare improvement
- Community based conservation, benefits and Human-Wildlife conflict mitigation
- Habitat and prey management
Definition of a "site"
An area having a functional tiger population, legally designated as a "site" under national legislation.
Government agencies engaged in tiger conservation can nominate a site in their country or state/province under the mentioned categories. To be eligible, sites must be within the current tiger range and have a legal status under the country’s legislation.
Please download the application form here.
The submission deadline is 30 September 2020. A panel of experts will review the nominations and select the qualifying sites in each award category.
To find out more about the awards and criteria, please contact: Khalid Pasha, CA|TS Manager, WWF Tigers Alive Initiative, email: firstname.lastname@example.org