Since the St Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, people have been coming together at the end of July each year to recognize the threats faced by tigers across the globe.
Here at ENV, every day is tiger day. We work with law enforcement, decision-makers and the public to stop the illegal trade of tigers and prevent further development of commercial tiger farming in Vietnam.
The International Tiger Coalition, which represents organizations worldwide working to protect tigers, estimates that there are as few as 3,000 tigers remaining in the wild globally. Vietnam is home to the Indochinese tiger subspecies (Panthera tigris corbetti), and experts estimate that as few as 30 Indochinese tigers may remain in the wild in Vietnam.
In 2010, Vietnam lost its last rhino and many experts believe that the tiger is likely to be next major species declared extinct in Vietnam.
Follow us over the coming days as we highlight some of ENV’s efforts to support the survival of this incredible and iconic species.