With less than 3200 wild tigers in 2010, the heads of 13 tiger-range countries committed to
doubling the global population of wild tigers by 2022. This goal represents the highest level
of ambition and commitment required to turn the tide for tigers in the wild. Yet, ensuring efficient
and targeted implementation of conservation actions alongside systematic monitoring
of progress towards this goal requires that we set site-specific recovery targets and timelines
that are ecologically realistic. In this study, we assess the recovery potential of 18 sites
identified under WWF’s Tigers Alive Initiative. are extended.