WildCats Conservation Alliance funds wild Amur leopard and tiger conservation projects. It is an initiative of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF). The culmination of merging two well-respected wildlife funding programmes; 21st Century Tiger and the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA) in 2018.
Our mission is to save wild tigers and Amur leopards for future generations by funding carefully chosen conservation projects. We work with good zoos and socially conscious individuals to raise significant funds for our work. We pride ourselves in providing a transparent and fair way to conserve wild cats in their natural habitats.
WildCats Conservation Alliance funds carefully chosen wild cat conservation projects. We will only fund work that is scientifically valid, with clear conservation outcomes, achievable goals and effective monitoring & evaluation.
It works with members of the public, international zoos and businesses to raise substantial funds for wild tiger and Amur leopard conservation. Historically 21st Century Tiger and ALTA raised over £2.7 million. A substantial proportion of that coming from zoos.
Thanks to the generosity of DWF and ZSL, WildCats Conservation Alliance can channel 100% of donations we receive directly to conservation projects that protect wild tigers and Amur leopards.
The latest official census (in 2018) estimated that there are 100 Amur leopards in the wild. This number has grown significantly in the last decade, thanks to conservation interventions. They inhabit a small remote area in the Russian Far East into northeast China.
Sustained conservation efforts have seen the global wild tiger population grow to an estimated 4000 individuals, following years of decline. WildCats Conservation Alliance works in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Russia. Its mission to ensure wild cats can continue to thrive in the wild. Explore our projects, learn about tigers and leopards, get involved or explore our beautiful galleries.
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Amur leopards and tigers
The Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA) raised extensive funds for wild Amur leopards and tigers from 2002. It started as a coalition of 15 international and Russian NGOs that all worked to conserve the Amur leopard and tiger. Some of these raised funds and awareness and four implemented the projects in the Russian Far East and China. These were the Zoological Society of London, Wildlife Conservation Society, Phoenix Fund and Wildlife Vets International.
You can find out about the projects in the Project Archive
Wild tiger conservation
21st Century Tiger was established in 1997. It contributed £2.2 million to over 159 individual proposals for 83 tiger projects in seven countries worldwide. It has had several different partners over the years, including Tusk Force and Global Tiger Patrol (1997 – 2012). 21st Century Tiger was able to give 100 percent of all donations received due to the administration costs being paid by external funds. The most recent grants from Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation, which became a full partner in 2012.
You can see details of all projects in the Project Archives