Tiger Adoption Kit
Tigers have long been a target of poachers for their unique fur. In addition, their body parts, which are used in traditional Asian medicines, are highly valued on the black market. Tigers are also seen as threats to human communities and may be illegally killed for coming into close proximity to people. This is especially concerning as human communities continue to expand and encroach into tiger habitat.
In addition to the loss of habitat due to human population growth and development, tigers are also suffering habitat loss from the effects of climate change. As sea levels rise eroding coastal areas like India’s Sundarban Islands, and as sea water moves up river, tigers must move northward to find sources of freshwater. This puts them at greater risk of conflicts with human populations.
Your adoption supports our work to ensure that tigers remain protected under the Endangered Species Act, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and other international laws and treaties, and our efforts to educate the public about the threats that these amazing animals face.