100,000 tigers were roaming the wild just 100 years ago. But by 2010, as few as 3,200 were left. That’s when the TX2 goal was set. A global commitment to double the world's wild tigers by 2022.
It's working. Tiger populations are now increasing in China, India, Bhutan and Russia. Nepal recently announced that there are an estimated 355 wild tigers in the country, up from a about 121 in 2009.
Securing the future for tigers is about so much more than just saving an iconic species. If tigers are thriving in the wild, it's an indicator that the ecosystems in which they live are thriving too.