Wild Tiger’s Timeline

Historical Timeline (1890 - 2020)

Save the Wild Tigers Logo/SealCheck out the most significant events and news stories regarding wild tigers over the last 130 years. .

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29 Aug, 1890

Humans begin to deplete wild tiger’s habitat

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In the late 19th century, Russian settlers poured into the Far East to build the eastern Chinese railway and, in the process, tried deliberately to eradicate tigers from the land.

05 Dec, 1905

100,000 Wild Tigers Left

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About a century ago, there were 100 tigers left in the wild due to poaching.

08 Jan, 1937

The Balinese Tiger pronounced extinct

Bail Tiger

The Balinese Tiger became extinct in 1937 and until that time their habitat was on the Island of Bali. They were exceedingly small tigers and their extinction was due to heavy hunting. Sadly, there was not any kind of protection back then so hunting them for sport was ongoing. None of the Balinese Tigers are known to have ever been kept in captivity.

Image source: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/A-Balinese-tiger-Oxford-21424-in-Table-4-shot-by-Cecil-HH-Heaps-far-right-in-Bali_fig3_257284014

01 Dec, 1940

Only 40 Amur tigers left in the world

In the 1940s the Amur tiger / Siberian Tiger was on the brink of extinction, with no more than 40 tigers remaining in the wild. Thanks to vigorous anti-poaching and other conservation efforts by the Russians with support from many partners, including WWF, the Amur wild tiger population recovered and has remained stable throughout the last decade.

05 Nov, 1945

Russia saves its wild tigers

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The subspecies was saved by Russia, which became the first country in the world to grant the wild tiger full protection – and also by the Cold War, which saw the tiger’s forest home completely closed off to most people. By the 1980s, the population had increased to around 500.

08 Sep, 1952

Russia becomes the first country to ban the hunting of wild tigers

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In 1952, with few Siberian tigers left, Russia became the first country to ban the hunting of tigers. After gaining legal protection, the number of Siberian tigers grew to about 400.

05 Oct, 1958

The Caspian Tiger becomes extinct

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The Caspian Tiger was officially declared as extinct but according to the revised taxonomy, they may have lasted into the 1970’s. Caspian Tigers were hunted, and lost their habitat due to human settlement. Furthermore, their prey was also hunted and killed by humans, giving the Caspian Tiger not much of a chance at survival.

08 May, 1959

China still supports wild tiger hunting

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In 1959, the Chinese government declared the South China tiger a pest and encouraged its eradication.

05 Dec, 1960

A White Tiger is donated for hope to breed

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In 1960, a two-year-old White Tiger in Rewa, Mohini, was bought by a businessman for US $10,000.00 and given to the National Zoo in Washington D.C. On 5th December 1960, Rewa appeared on the USA White House lawn with then president, Eisenhower.

29 Apr, 1961

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) founded

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WWF was founded on 29 April 1961,when a small group of passionate and committed individuals signed a declaration that came to beknown as the Morges Manifesto.

How You Can Help

Help Endangered Wild Tigers and Tiger Conservation!

Stop deforestation and save the tiger habitat.
Check your labels. Palm oil is found in many everyday products and most of it is made unsustainably, responsible for driving the ongoing loss of habitat home to wild tigers and other threatened species. If a product does contain palm oil, be sure to look for the RSPO Sustainable palm oil seal.

Take action on climate. You can also personally help tigers by taking action on climate change and reducing your carbon footprint. By saving energy, flying less, using public transportation, eating local, and consuming less red meat, you are helping to give wild tigers a better chance of survival (and many other species as well).

Visit tigers only at AZA Accredited Zoos. Do not visit tiger petting facilities. Too often these places are involved in the trade of tiger body parts. And before heading to a Zoo check before you visit. Make sure that the Zoo is contributing to the Tiger Species Survival Plans and supporting tiger conservation in the wild.

Support tiger conservation organizations on the ground that are protecting wild tigers. The best chance for tigers is to protect them in the wild and their forest habitats. By supporting Project Endangered Tigers, you are helping global tiger conservation efforts .

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