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Thailand’s forests once abounded with herds of muntjac, gaur, and sambar deer. This ensured the tigers always had enough to eat. But now, wild ungulates are turning up as delicacies on the menus of local restaurants. The cats, meanwhile, are going hungry.
In Indonesia, there may be as few as 500 tigers left. Poachers are slaughtering these magnificent cats for profit, selling off their skin and body parts to the highest bidder.
Tigers are endangered across their range, but they are not a lost cause. WCS is committed to helping the cats recover across their remaining habitats in Asia. Our mission takes us from the Russian Far East to the jungles of India, where we work to curb wildlife trade and ensure tigers have adequate prey and enough room to roam.
Camera traps help WCS conservationists monitor remote tiger populations (©WCS)
Forging Ahead in Tough Times:
How WCS Stays on Track
WCS focuses our conservation efforts on eight priority landscapes in Asia, which offer the greatest opportunities for tiger recoveries. Our work takes us from the forests where tigers prowl to the large cities where the illegal wildlife trade thrives. To safeguard the big cats and their prey in these forests—located in Russia, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, and Cambodia—WCS uses these techniques:
Wildlife trade enforcement
WCS has some of the world’s top experts in tackling hunting and wildlife trade around the globe. We are working with local authorities and international governments to put an end to tiger poaching.
Monitoring and surveys
Our conservationists use the latest scientific methods, such as camera trapping and fecal sampling, for keeping tabs on the numbers of wild tigers and their prey in even the most remote and rugged locations.
WCS partners with local communities to stop poaching and ease conflict between tigers and people. Through education workshops and media outlets, we raise awareness of the cultural value of tigers, as well as the perils of wildlife crime.
With your help, we can bring tigers back. Please donate now.