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COVID-19 and Wildlife Trade

Ginette Hemley Jan Vertefeuille

Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President, Wildlife ConservationJan Vertefeuille, Senior Advisor, Advocacy, Wildlife Conservation May, 2020

While roughly 3,900 tigers remain in the wild, an estimated 5,000 tigers live in captivity in the US. Only about 6% of these captive tigers reside in accredited zoos—the rest are privately owned. This is not conservation. Learn how the existence of captive tigers endangers the survival of wild tigers, and what WWF is doing to change that.