It’s estimated that only about 3200 tigers remain in the wild. Three subspecies have gone extinct, and the other six are all endangered, many of them critically. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are teaming up to help secure a future for those remaining tigers in the wild, as well as ensure a healthy, genetically diverse zoo population.
The Tiger Conservation Campaign, coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan, aims to raise awareness of and reduce the threats faced by tigers in the wild: habitat loss, poaching, human-tiger conflict, insufficient prey, and disease. The Campaign funds anti-poaching efforts, supports teams that build tiger-proof livestock pens to mitigate human-tiger conflict, promotes outreach to local populations, supports research on diseases affecting tiger populations, and more. Learn how you can get involved.