Tracking Tigers for Conservation

© DoFPS/ Bhutan

There are only 3,890 tigers left in the wild today. Human activity — from poaching and illegal trading reaching critical levels globally; to habitat loss due to commercial logging, agriculture, general development, human settlement activities and climate change — is largely responsible for the rapidly declining numbers.

© Souvik Kundu / WWF

Listed as endangered species by the IUCN, tigers as large predators, play an extremely important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Wild tigers are found across 13 countries in Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Viet Nam. There are an estimated 103 wild tigers in Bhutan.

Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade are the most serious and immediate threats to Asia’s many charismatic and iconic species, including tigers. Paro Forest Division, which covers an area of 2315.76 km2 bordering China and India, is one of the most affected areas from tiger poaching in Bhutan. Surveys conducted from 2014 to 2016 in the area reported the presence of 11 individual tigers – six adults and five cubs.

Cost-breakdown snapshot:

$300 – 2 days of ranger forest patrolling
$350 – Get a limited edition WWF tiger sun visor
$500 – 1 mobile radio-hand set
$1,000 – 1 set of ranger field gear
$2,000 – supports the operation of 1 camera trap
$4,000 – supports the operation of 2 camera traps

*Donations of HK$2,000 and above will receive updated photos taken from camera traps one year later.

©Ola Jennersten / WWF-Sweden





Thank you:

WAI PING LAM has donated HK$2,000.00
WAI YUN VIVIAN CHAN has donated HK$1,000.00
Hang Yuen CHONG has donated HK$1,000.00
- Marshall Wace Asia Limited has donated HK$200.00
Mavis Kit Man Wong has donated HK$200.00
Siu Yan Chun has donated HK$100.00
Yee Man Keung has donated HK$1,600.00
Chi Tat Choi has donated HK$500.00
John Lam has donated HK$50.00
Hoi Yin Fong has donated HK$350.00
S CHU has donated HK$200.00
Vincent Shum has donated HK$100.00
Maimei Wong has donated HK$100.00
C. W. Lau has donated HK$100.00
Tak Ling Nicole Tse has donated HK$2,000.00
CHIU MO SHERMAN CHIK has donated HK$100.00
Chan Wing Sze has donated HK$264.00
Rebecca Ieong has donated HK$1,000.00
Sau Wai Lo has donated HK$1,000.00
郭梓建 has donated HK$350.00
黃嘉偉 has donated HK$90.00
CAT C has donated HK$405.00
Thomas Au has donated HK$2,000.00
Pui Ha Yim has donated HK$2,000.00
Pan Chuyao has donated HK$50.00
Helen Ng has donated HK$100.00
Paul Bird has donated HK$540.00
YuYee Tso has donated HK$500.00
慶男關 has donated HK$350.00
SAU MAN HUI has donated HK$2,000.00
Mun Wa Ho has donated HK$2,000.00
House 100 has donated HK$10,000.00
Noel Lo has donated HK$500.00
Kitty Tam has donated HK$999.00
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We need your help to protect the tigers and their prey from poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.

Our goal is to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger. We need to raise HK$510,000 to operate and maintain 100 camera traps in Bhutan’s Paro Forest Division. The figure includes the cost of expert analysis and equipment for 100 rangers (100 field gears and 88 mobile radio-hand set) for forest patrolling.

Building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.