ZSL tiger conservation projects
ZSL has several conservation projects protecting these large charismatic carnivores.
Tigers are at the top of the food chain and are often the first to suffer when there is pressure on the environment.
These top predators need large home ranges and so their conservation requires careful management of whole landscapes. Two-thirds of carnivore species are currently threatened by habitat loss and degradation, trade in wildlife parts and direct conflict with humans.
The tiger is desperately endangered throughout its range and its future is in our hands. Over the last decade the wild tiger population has been decimated, with a massive 95% drop in numbers.
21st Century Tiger
21st Century Tiger is one of the most significant tiger funding agencies worldwide, supplying over a million pounds to wild tiger projects in seven countries since 1997. Read more about 21st Century Tiger
Zoo tigers and conservation
Tigers in zoos contribute to conservation in four ways; preserving genetic diversity over time, educating and informing the general public, fund-raising, and information gathering. Read more about zoo tigers and conservation
Beauty, grace and power have made the tiger one of the world’s most popular animals - but have not stopped it becoming one of the most endangered, with less than four thousand left in the wild. Find out more about tigers