As few as 3,200 tigers remain in the wild.

This devastating news comes as the Chinese lunar calendar moved into Year of the Tiger on February 14, 2010. Already, three subspecies have been driven to extinction in the past century alone due to illegal wildlife trade, poaching, and human conflict.

But there's hope! Your support of WWF enables us to respond to serious conservation threats affecting species, habitats, and communities around the world. Today, we are continuing to confront the ongoing challenges faced by our planet and the many living creatures--like tigers--that depend on it. Your help is needed to support WWF’s efforts to protect our planet’s wildlife and wild places.

Please also read about Tx2, our goal to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger, at worldwildlife.org/tigers.

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