Year of the Tiger 2022

Tigers have earned their stripes, earn yours too by being part of their recovery!

Why is Year of the Tiger (YoT) important?

Tiger populations plummeted from around 100,000 individuals in the early 20th century to 3,000 individuals in 2010, occupying just 7% of their original range. On the last luna Year of the Tiger in 2010 leaders of the 13 tiger range countries (TRC’s) assembled at an International Tiger Summit to set out the Global Tiger Recovery Program. They set themselves the challenge of doubling the number of wild tigers across their geographical area by the next Year of the Tiger.

The Global Tiger Recovery Programme represented the last best hope for the survival of the world’s most magnificent species and the valuable landscapes in which wild tigers live. Year of the Tiger starts on 1 February 2022 and lasts until 21 January 2023. This is the year we will find out if the TRC’s succeeded in saving wild tigers from extinction across their entire range.

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GTRP actions

  • Effectively manage, preserve, protect, and enhance tiger habitats;
  • Eradicate poaching, smuggling, and illegal trade of tigers, their parts, and derivatives;
  • Cooperate in transboundary landscape management and in combating illegal trade
  • Engage with indigenous and local communities;
  • Increase the effectiveness of tiger and habitat management;
  • Restore tigers to their former range.

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Read the recovery programme

The foundation of the recovery programme is 13 individual National Tiger Recovery Priorities (NTRPs) that outline the urgent priority activities each country will take to contribute to the global goal. Find out more in the full document.

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Year of the Tiger - Global Tiger Recovery Program

The 13 Tiger Range Countries

The Global Tiger Recovery Program seeks to empower these countries to address all domestic and transboundary threats to tigers.

The Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) was developed in 2010, with the shared goal of solving the tiger crisis by 2022 through actions to:

  • Effectively manage, preserve, protect, and enhance tiger habitats;
  • Eradicate poaching, smuggling, and illegal trade of tigers, their parts, and derivatives;
  • Cooperate in transboundary landscape management and in combating illegal trade
  • Engage with indigenous and local communities;
  • Increase the effectiveness of tiger and habitat management;
  • Restore tigers to their former range.
China wildlife monitoring

Full version of the GTRP

The foundation of the recovery programme is 13 individual National Tiger Recovery Priorities (NTRPs) that outline the urgent priority activities each country will take to contribute to the global goal. Find out more in the full document.

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Tails from the wild

Join us on this monumental year for tiger conservation as we delve into topical issues affecting the preservation of this majestic species. In each episode, we meet with experts working on the front line to save wild tigers and take a deeper dive into the threats and solutions they face on their quest to protect tigers and their habitats.

Hosted by WildCats science communicator, Amy van Gelder, this podcast can be found wherever you get your podcasts from. Make sure to subscribe to WildCats Pawcast so that you don’t miss an episode.

Tigers have made their own case for survival, they’ve earned their stripes, now join us to celebrate them in Year of the Tiger.

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Wild tigers have earned their stripes, it's time to earn yours!

As an apex predator, the tiger stands as guardian of the forest and all that’s in it. But worldwide, here are fewer than 5,000 wild tigers and more needs to be done so they can continue wearing their stripes with pride.

Help us to keep wild tigers as the beating heart of the forest.