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Why Save Tigers?

Fresh water, clean air, jobs and more

From the world’s largest mangrove forests in the Sundarbans, to the snowy mountains in Northeast China and Russia, protecting wild tigers and their natural homes provides benefits for thousands of species and millions of people.

As top predators, wild tigers play an important role in maintaining the harmony of the planet's ecosystems. By preying on herbivores, tigers help to keep the balance between the prey animals and the forest vegetation which they feed upon.
 

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Tigers live in some of the most important but also most highly threatened habitats on the planet, where many of Asia's most exceptional species thrive. 

In Sumatra, dense tropical forests form the only habitat in the world where tigers are found to live alongside orangutans, rhinos and elephants. Protecting tiger landscapes not only helps to protect these majestic big cats, but also thousands of other species.

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Yet,
tigers are endangered.

Left with just 5% of the range where they used to roam, tigers are losing their homes to deforestation, infrastructure, and other human disturbances, forcing them into rapidly diminishing pockets of nature.

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Look beyond the stripes.

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