Can you imagine a world without tigers? It was almost a reality. By 2010 their numbers had dropped to an all time low of 3,200 and reduced to just 5% of their historical range.

But in that same year the world took action to bring tigers back from the brink of extinction. In an historic moment, all 13 countries with tiger populations at the time made a commitment to double wild tigers by 2022 - the Chinese Year of the Tiger. It remains one of the most ambitious conservation goals ever for a single species.

Securing the future for tigers is about so much more than just saving an iconic species. If tigers are thriving in the wild, it's an indicator that the ecosystems in which they live are thriving too. That's good news for wildlife, for people, and for our planet.

This is why this iconic big cat is a priority species at WWF. Help us accelerate tiger recovery efforts.

Why double, not save?

TX2 Impact Report 2022

To celebrate the launch of the Year of the Tiger, WWF has released a new report that highlights the progress made in tiger conservation since 2010.

We have come so far with tiger numbers increasing but there is still much work to be done. Find out more in the report below.

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