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The 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on Tigers will be held April 12-14 in New Delhi.

Save Wild Tigers joins a coalition of 23 Tiger NGOs urging Ministers to make a commitment at this meeting to Zero Demand for tiger parts in order to achieve Zero Poaching.

While conservation successes are happening in tiger range countires that have strong laws and that value tigers for their role in the ecosystem, URGENT ACTION IS REQUIRED to end tiger farming and all domestic and international trade in parts and derivatives from tigers. 

To read our joint statement, please click here



Save Wild Tigers supports the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ 2007 agreement to phase out tiger breeding facilities and end the trade in tiger parts and derivatives.

Today in China and South East Asia, around 7,000 tigers are being bred in appalling conditions (often concrete cages) to fuel Chinese domestic market demand  for tiger skins used as luxury home décor and tiger products like tiger bone wine (see Save Wild Tigers’ tiger bone wine film above).

With only 3,200 tigers left in the wild globally, and as little as a decade to save this iconic species from extinction in the wild, this ongoing lucrative trade in tigers is fuelling the illegal poaching of wild tigers and ultimately fast-tracking the extinction of the wild tiger.

As a result, in 2007 the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agreed that tigers should not be bred for trade in the parts and derivatives, and that facilities breeding tigers for such purposes should be phased out. However, today, 7 years on, key countries with tiger farms (China, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam) have failed to fully implement this agreed mandate.

This week (w/c 11 Jan 2016) in Geneva, the UN CITES Standing Committee will reconvene where this appalling trade will be raised and debated once again. Save Wild Tigers urges the UN CITES Standing Committee to ensure that all member states immediately action the 2007 agreement and to impose penalties for failure to act.  This is not the time to review agreed mandates from 2007, but rather the time to implement plans for the closing down of tiger farms and end all domestic and international trade in captive tiger parts and products.

The following measures should be actioned:

·         Close tiger farms

·         Amend laws to end tiger farming and trade

·         Destroy stocks of tiger skins, parts and derivatives

Simon Clinton, founder of Save Wild Tigers, says, “The Clock is ticking fast and time is running out for the wild tiger. In a vicious cycle, the captive breeding of tigers in China and South East Asia fuels the domestic market for skins and products from wild tigers. Action is required now or it will be too late to prevent extinction of tigers in the wild.”

For more information, see the following links to reports from the Environmental Investigation Agency:


The Malayan Tiger has been placed under the "critically endangered" category by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The IUCN said that the number of mature Malayan tigers is "likely less than 250," which represents a decline by 25% in one generation (seven years).

In 2014, Save Wild Tigers ran INSPIRE, the largest Tiger event in Malaysian history, sponsored by YTL, to raise funds for Malayan tiger conservation. At this event last year we raised the issue that only 250 tigers were left in the wild. The news is now official.

Our suspicions have been confirmed however it’s dreadful that we have got to this situation. We urge the Malaysian government to act quickly, or it will be too late !

Save Wild Tigers founder, Simon Clinton, says, “It’s time for the Malaysian people to speak up and demand ACTION.”

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A massive thank you to everyone involved for helping to make our two-part "Be Inspired" tiger extravaganza happen this September/ October. 

Kicking off with a prestigious tiger inspired art exhibition at the Club at Cafe Royal, curated by Celebrated British artist Christian Furr, continuing with an online art auction via Paddle8, and culminating with our Gala Dinner at the Savoy hotel, featuring extraordinary performances by Beverley Knight and the London Community Gospel Choir.

Special thanks go to the team at the Club at Cafe Royal, the team at Paddle8, the team at the Savoy, and all our wonderful volunteers, artists, and entertainers!




Tiger body painting by Carolyn Roper at St Pancras

GLOBAL TIGER DAY - 29th July 2015 - #WhereRtheTigers?

Today we celebrate the magnificence of the iconic Wild Tiger. It’s a day of HOPE - that we can still turn hope into action, action into survival.

It’s also a day to acknowledge that another year has passed, bringing this majestic species closer to extinction. A day to remind us that time is running out and there is so much more work to do.

Today, we need to bring Wild Tigers back onto the Global Agenda; we cannot accept complacency- we expect governments to act. Did you know that there far are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild? While 3,200 tigers are left in the wild globally, the USA has 10,000 tigers in captivity. Meanwhile, China has 6,000 tigers in breeding farms, bred for their skins and parts to be sold and used in products such as Tiger Bone Wine. We ask the US Congress and the Chinese Government to act together to get tigers out of captivity and back into the wild, where they belong.

We also need to reach out to our communities to drive a global campaign for survival & remind the world that tiger habitats are still disappearing, that poaching and the illegal trade of tiger skins and parts is a global industry, and that wild tiger numbers continue to fall.

Please don’t stop thinking about tigers until next year rolls around… every day is the day to save Wild Tigers.

Together, we can get Wild Tigers back on the Global Agenda. THE CLOCK IS TICKING…