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Adult tiger captured on a camera trap.

Camera traps in Thailand reveal new tigers

Camera traps in Thailand's Mae Wong and Klong Lan National Parks reveal 16 new tigers— 6 cubs and 10 adults. 

  • Jared Leto and WWF raise awareness on wildlife crime

    Leto, a WWF Global Ambassador, spoke out against wildlife crime as part of a World Wildlife Day event on March 3, co-hosted by WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts. The event brought together local supporters, partners and influencers to raise awareness and support for combatting the poaching crisis.

    Jared Leto giving remarks
  • How nations are uniting to double the world's tigers

    Bringing tigers back from the brink takes commitment on a global scale. Faced with this challenge, tiger range countries took a stand and set an ambitious species conservation goal: double the number of wild tigers by 2022—the next Year of the Tiger. The goal is called Tx2.

    tiger in grass
  • Tiger Numbers Grow in Well-Managed Strongholds

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2015
    India’s tiger population grows by 60 percent since 2006
    A Bengal tiger yawning and lounging in the tall grass
  • What’s black and orange and in the wild?

    October 12, 2015

    On Halloween, we’re all searching through our clothing for the perfect black and orange outfit. Some animals in the wild already sport the colors. From swimming the seas to flying through the skies, these creatures don Halloween fashion all year round.

    Monarch Butterfly
  • Where do tigers live? And other fun tiger facts

    Tigers are the most iconic of the big cats. With their gorgeous black-and-orange coats and long, white whiskers, they invoke in many a feeling of wonder and admiration. But though they are adored, they’re also vulnerable to extinction. 

    Young Sumatran tiger wandering around
  • Saving Thirty Hills

    August 12, 2015

    The Indonesian island of Sumatra—one of the most biodiverse places on the planet—has lost more than half of its forest cover in the last thirty years. But there are stands of amazing, still-intact forest in Sumatra, and Thirty Hills is one of them.

    Thirty Hills, Sumatra
  • An Amazing 103 Wild Tigers Counted in Bhutan

    July 29, 2015

    Bhutan is home to an amazing 103 wild tigers—an increase from a previous estimate of 75 that was not based on actual field surveys—according to the country’s first-ever tiger survey released on Global Tiger Day Conducted entirely by Bhutanese scientists, the survey spanned habitats ranging from snowy, cold mountains in the north—where both tigers and snow leopards roam wild—down to dense, subtropical forests in the south.

    Bengal tiger male walking beside lake in India
  • Amur Tigers on the Rise

    May 27, 2015

    The population of the Amur tiger in Russia has increased to as many as 540 over the last decade, according to new figures from the interim census results released by the Russian government. There are now between 480 and 540 Amur tigers across their existing range, with around 100 of these known to be cubs.

    amur tiger camera trap
  • Rare Video of Amur Tiger Family

    February 19, 2015

    Footage of a tiger and her playful cubs caught by a WWF camera trap is the first video evidence of wild Amur tigers in China. The footage was captured almost 20 miles from the Russian border late last year. In the past, tiger footprints were the only indicators of Amur tigers in China.

    Amur tiger family in China
  • A Tiger's Easy Pickings

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2015
    A routine walk in tiger country becomes an extraordinary experience
    Male tiger eyes a herd of cattle.
  • India Reports Nearly 30% Rise in Wild Tiger Population

    January 20, 2015

    The population of wild tigers in the country increased to 2,226 in 2014 from 1,706 in 2010, according to the new report. This growth is largely due to better management and improved protection. The Status of Tigers in India, 2014 report also underscores the importance of tigers maintaining core habitats for breeding, habitat connectivity and protection from poaching.

    Bengal tiger India
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  • Success Seen for Tigers in Transboundary Landscape

    September 24, 2014

    Tiger conservation efforts are paying off at the landscape level, even where national borders are present across tiger habitats. This good news comes from a report shared by the governments of India and Nepal together with WWF.

    camera trap image of tiger in Terai Arc landscape
  • 4 Species Impacted by Dams

    August 14, 2014

    Many freshwater species depend on free-flowing rivers to complete their life cycles, and in some systems, those species make up critical parts of people’s diets. Here’s a look at five important species impacted by dams.

    egret flying
  • More Tigers in American Backyards than in the Wild

    July 29, 2014

    One of the world’s largest populations of tigers exists not in the wild—but in captivity in the United States. With an estimated 5,000 tigers, the U.S. captive tiger population exceeds the approximately 3,200 tigers in the wild. 

    Captive Tiger
  • Unexpected Swimmers: 3 Land Animals That Do Well in Water

    July 08, 2014

    We all know the usual suspects when it comes to animals that swim: whales, dolphins, sea turtles, tuna. But what about land mammals that need to travel across a body of freshwater, or simply go for a dip to cool down?

    sloth from underwater
  • Forests, Pine Nuts and Tigers

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    Inside the effort to save Russia's great cat
    Amur Tiger
  • Listen in on the conversation about our world

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2014
    WWF is only one voice among many
  • Tigers on the Rebound

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2014
    Study shows success of protecting the Himalayas' tigers
    Tigers Update Magazine Spring 2014
  • Lasting Solutions to Save Wildlife

    December 16, 2013

    As wildlife crime sweeps through Africa and Asia, WWF joined wildlife advocates, conservation orgnizations and concerned citizens gathered at the first public meeting of President Obama's Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking in Washington D.C

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  • An Up-Close Look at Wildlife Trafficking on US Soil

    November 19, 2013

    WWF is asking for a moratorium on ivory trade and sales in the US. Each of us has the power to help by asking our representatives to take a stand against this senseless destruction.

    tiger head repository
  • Tracking Tigers

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2013
    people looking at camera
  • A Ranger Determined to Save Sumatra's Tigers

    October 01, 2013

    Abeng, coordinator of WWF’s Tiger Protection Units in Indonesia, has lived on the island of Sumatra his whole life. He leads our efforts to protect last wild tigers in Tesso Nilo-Bukit TigapuluhBukit Tigapuluh, or “30 Hills.”

    Abeng profile
  • Changing the Trajectory

    September 26, 2013

    On Sept. 26, thousands of miles from the nearest herd of wild elephants in the jungle of New York City, several unprecedented commitments were made to change the trajectory at two high-level events.

    African elephants