The latest news from our support of the WWF

The latest news from our support of the WWF

The latest news from our support of the WWF

WWF Tiger Adoption

In conjunction with the WWF (www.wwf.org), TigerTMS has adopted 35 endangered Tigers in the Khata Corridor in Nepal.

 

Sadly, there are more tigers in captivity in the US than are left in the wild. There’s now estimated to be around 3,900 wild tigers globally. Tigers currently only occupy less than 6% of their global historical range, and populations have declined by around 95% since the beginning of the 20th century. The tiger is officially classed as endangered by the IUCN.

‘Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor tiger movements, reduce poaching and help people to realise benefits from living in close proximity to wild tigers – but they also support our other vital work around the world.’

An update on our Tiger Adoption - New cubs for Kalika!

That was the great news we received in the latest update from the WWF about the Tigers we’ve adopted in the Khata corridor. Kalika has had two healthy cubs; these are the third set that she’s has produced since 2016. She’s doing a great job increasing the corridor’s tiger population – and it’s encouraging to hear her previous litter are still living in a part of her territory.

 

The cubs are still young and stay close to their mother – at 6 months they still rely on her heavily, they are usually weaned but can’t yet catch their own prey. Mum is doing all the hunting until the cubs get their permanent canine teeth.

 

As they grow and develop, they will watch her every move and learn all their survival skills from her. But their survival is dependent on the Khata corridor staying healthy and wildlife safe.

 

Nepal’s busy Postal Highway passes through a large section of the corridor, separating important wildlife areas. The traffic poses a significant threat to tigers and other animals trying to cross the road, as well as to motorists who could be hurt in a collision.

 

WWF have identified key crossing hotspots where wildlife is most at risk. The Nepalese government’s department of transport has agreed to fund road bridges over these hotspots, enabling animals to cross safely underneath.

 

It’s heartening to learn that conservation efforts are paying off and that the beautiful tigers can use ‘tiger tunnels’ to allow them to move to and fro at their leisure, while the traffic flows freely above them.

 

The WWF aims to help double the number of wild tigers to over 6,000 by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger. For more information or to express interest in adopting your own tiger, visit: wwf.org.uk