What story will we tell about tigers?

Boy in boat with tiger facing the moon with words Life of Pi

Stories like Life of Pi are inspired by nature and its magnificent wild species. Through the power of theater and immersive storytelling, they make us believe the unbelievable and capture a tiger’s astonishing presence. But in actuality, the reality tigers face in the wild can be far from magical. Wild tigers face threats of poaching, the illegal trade of and demand for tiger parts and products, and rampant habitat loss.

    But, after a century of decline, wild tiger numbers are now on the rise in many places. At least 4,500 tigers remain in the wild, but more work is needed to protect this species that’s still endangered with extinction.

    Tigers face threats of poaching, the illegal trade of and demand for wild tiger parts and products, and rampant habitat loss.

    Together, we can change the story for wild tigers. WWF is working to preserve and connect tiger habitats; monitor tigers and conserve their prey; tackle illegal trade in and reduce demand for tiger parts and products; work with communities to manage human-wildlife conflict; and support governments to stop tiger poaching.

    Join WWF and our partner, Life of Pi on Broadway, in raising support for wild tiger conservation and creating a happy ending for wild tigers.


    About Our Partnership

    Life of Pi follows Pi Patel, a young man on a fateful voyage who, after a spectacular disaster, is marooned on a lifeboat with the only other survivor, a fearsome 450lb continental tiger named Richard Parker. Hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery, Pi and his majestic companion make an amazing and unexpected connection.

    Life of Pi on Broadway is helping WWF raise awareness and funds for global conservation efforts through education at the Schoenfeld Theatre, digitally and beyond.

    You can help by symbolically adopting a tiger or donating directly to WWF’s global conservation work.

    “Much like Richard Parker, wild tigers face considerable obstacles to survival. They have lost an estimated 95% of their habitat range due to development and deforestation. Through our partnership with Life of Pi on Broadway we hope to educate new audiences and inspire them to take action in support of this charismatic species. Together, we can secure a stable future for tigers.”

    Ginette Hemley
    Vice President of Wildlife Conservation