Press Conference featuring WWF and Wildlife Alliance.
We would like to applaud The Royal Government of Cambodia on its commitment to protecting tigers from extinction with the passing of Cambodia’s Tiger Action Plan (CTAP), which was approved on March 22, 2016. Tigers have not been seen in Cambodia since 2007 and in an effort to revive the population, the government has approved of a reintroduction plan. This plan is part of a global initiative (Tx2), to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the Year of the Tiger.
Rescued tiger cared for by Wildlife Alliance at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
In a joint press conference held on April 6, 2016, WWF and Wildlife Alliance announced the plan to implement the world’s first transnational tiger reintroduction plan in Cambodia. Featured in The Guardian and San Francisco Chronicle, this comprehensive plan will include increased law enforcement efforts to ensure suitable habitat is preserved and a sufficient prey base exists. Wildlife Alliance will also be attending the 3rd Asia Ministerial Meeting on Tigers in New Delhi, an important opportunity for the 13 tiger range countries to discuss goals.
In Cambodia, Wildlife Alliance protects key tiger habitat in the Southern Cardamom Mountain Range – one of the last unfragmented rainforests in Southeast Asia. We work with the government and local communities to create strategic protection plans, conduct zoning and demarcation, provide critical conservation education and help communities develop family enterprises and associations that result in highest conservation impact. Help us continue to protect this critical habitat by making a gift today.