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. .

Tigers Timeline

26 Oct, 1972

Preserving India’s wild tigers

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Wild tiger numbers in India were crashing in the late 1970’s, down from an estimated 40,000 in the 1930’s to fewer than 2,400. In response, WWF launched Operation Tiger, committing $1 million for emergency action.

05 Jan, 1973

Endangered Species Act

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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found.

05 Dec, 1981

The Javan Tiger is extinct

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The loss of the Javan Tiger was due to the combination of hunting  and habitat destruction.

13 Jul, 1995

Nepal to protect the wild tiger’s habitat

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In 1995, Nepal’s legislature passed a law giving half the revenues from protected lands to local development. Furthermore, part of the park’s degraded buffer zone came under local control. With an eye to tourism, villagers fenced off one area and allowed it to regenerate. Gradually, wildlife, including the wild tiger, recolonized.

01 Jan, 1996

South China Tiger listed as Critically Endangered

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It is estimated that the South China Tiger (Panthera Tigris Amoyensis) is functionally extinct. If there are any South China tigers in the wild, these few individuals would be found in Southeast China, close to provincial borders. Now listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List but Possibly Extinct in the Wild.

05 Mar, 2005

Protected areas in the Mekong added for wild tigers

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Two new protected areas were added in the Eastern Plains Dry Forest landscape of Cambodia which resulted in a 2.5-million-acre area of connected and contiguous wild tiger habitat. This connected landscape restores precious tiger  and creates a viable area to develop an income-generating ecotourism industry in the region. Tigers have already made a comeback in this newly protected habitat and are now being monitored carefully.

01 Jan, 2008

Sumatran tiger listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List

The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) with a population in the Indonesian island of Sumatra now listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

02 Jan, 2008

The Indochinese tiger listed as Endangered

The Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Indochinese tigers live between the South of China and the eastern part of India. There haven’t been any sightings of Indochinese Tigers since 2007.

29 Jul, 2010

International Tiger Day Started

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International Tiger Day is a yearly celebration to bring awareness for tiger conservation and the protection of their habitats, it is held annually on July 29. It was formed in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.

05 Dec, 2010

3,200 Wild Tigers Left

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An estimation of about 3,200 tigers left in the wild.

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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Wild Tiger's Timeline - Project Endangered Tigers

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Amur Tiger | Bengal Tiger | Malayan Tiger | Indo-Chinese Tiger | South China Tiger | Sumatran Tiger | Bali Tiger | Caspian Tiger | Javan Tiger

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