One of the largest land-dwelling predators on Earth, the tiger is native to Asia. Tigers need large forest and grassland habitats to survive, as well as abundant prey. As a result of habitat loss, poaching, and other factors, tiger populations have decreased dramatically in the last century, and likely number fewer than 3,500 today. The Bali, Javan, and Caspian tiger subspecies went extinct in the 20th century and the South China tiger is thought to exist only in Chinese zoos.
The Tiger SSP seeks to increase public awareness about the plight of the amazing, endangered tiger and secure support for tiger conservation. We encourage you to learn all you can about tigers, share with others, donate money to tiger conservation efforts, and find other ways to help.