The tiger, know for its stunning stripes, is a symbol of natural strength, poise, and wonder all around the world. There were originally eight subspecies of this magnificent animal, but within the last 80 years, they have been reduced to only six. All six of these subspecies are considered endangered or critically endangered, and some scientists predict that they could all be extinct in the wild within the next decade. This rapid decline in tiger population is caused by poaching, habitat fragmentation, and habitat loss. Tigers are poached for their skins and body parts which are used in traditional Chinese medicines and the larger Asian market. Additionally, despite being a master of the wild, this big cat cannot compete with human populations for land and food.
One of the species facing imminent danger is the Sumatran tiger, which is considered critically endangered by the IUCN. It is estimated that there are only 400-500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild of Indonesia. Like the other subspecies of tiger, habitat loss and poaching are the biggest threats to the Sumatran tiger. Poaching of this tiger has maintained even with conservation efforts currently taking place.
Tigers need our help now. We must do what we can to save the Sumatran tiger and all other species of tiger. Project Peril is committed to working with the best non-profits to combat poaching and habitat loss. We will work with our partners to protect tigers and their habitat, reduce human-tiger conflict, conduct scientific research on tigers to inform conservation strategies, promote tiger-friendly policies, and monitor tiger populations and threats.
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About Project Peril:
Project Peril is a new program of GreaterGood.org to protect the world's most threatened species. Whether tall like a giraffe or small like a bee, all life deserves a fighting chance in a world increasingly threatened by human influences. Project Peril identifies these key species on the brink of extinction and helps fund groups doing the best work to save these species around the world.
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