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Recovering Wild Tigers

RECOVERING WILD TIGERS TIGERS ALIVE INITIATIVE RUSSIA WWF LEONARDO DICAPRIO FOUNDATION PAST PRESENT FUTURE CHINA Amur - Heilong At the turn of the 19th century over 100,000 wild tigers roamed across a large part of Asia in many ecosystems. Now approximately 3,200 wild tigers remain scattered across a severely reduced range, making their future uncertain. With the DiCaprio Foundation, WWF is recovering populations in 12 landscapes - key to creating a future for tigers. CLINA Greater Manas Terai Arc NEPAL Kaziranga - Karbi nglong INDIA BANGLADESH/ HOW TO GET THERE MYANMAR VIETNAM WWF's 12 landscapes have been carefully selected for targeted conservation work because they are the places in the world with the greatest opportunity for recovering wild tigers. They cover the multitude of ecosystems tigers utilize across all 13 tiger range countries. Sites within landscapes are categorized according to their current and potential ability to conserve tigers. Satpuda Maikal Sundarbans LAOS Dawna THAILAND Tenasserim TIGER TIGER CORE Forests of the Lower Mekong HABITAT UNIT BREEDING UNIT TIGER AREA Western Ghats - Nilgiris Resident breeding females present 25+ breeding females or 70+ total Tigers present Sites within the landscapes are classified as Tiger Habitat Units, Tiger Breeding Units or Core Tiger Areas depending on the demographics within them. For many sites, recovery is about progression towards becoming a Core Tiger Area. Increases in site management, protection work and biological montoring stimulate progression and encourage tiger recovery. Banjaran Titiwangsa PCTA TX2 SITE CORRIDORS MALAYSIA MANIG PAST: EXTINCTIONS Tigers can be doubled Potential Tigers movement BALINESE TIGER Panthera tigris balica JAVAN TIGER Panthera tigris sondaica CASPIAN TIGER Panthera tigris virgata SOUTH CHINA TIGER Panthera tigris amoyensis Core Tiger Area area These sites have potential to be Core Tiger Areas which act as safe havens for tigers and source sites for the landscape. These sites have potential to rapidly double their tiger numbers, given improvements in site management and protection work. These are critical connections which enable wild tigers to migrate freely, which in turn ensures long-term population vitality. Central Sumatra INDONESIA South Sumatra 1940s 1970s 1970S 2000S © WWF-USWMF Tigers Alive Initiative/Carrie Stengel

Recovering Wild Tigers

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Infographic map created for the DiCaprio Foundation to illustrate collaborative work between the Foundation and WWF on tiger conservation in many parts of the tiger's wild range.


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