We are a significant supporter and funder of wild tiger conservation initiatives. Since 1996, we have focused our efforts on Indonesia, India, China and Myanmar. We have virtually no overhead and we are entirely staffed by volunteers, other than in the field, where we employ highly qualified and skilled professionals.This allows to channel our valuable resources effectively and directly to the field, where they are most needed.We believe the endangerment of wild tigers has reached a critical stage. There may be as little as 5000 left in the wild and they live in small islands of forest surrounded by a sea of humanity. The fragmentation of the various tiger populations and of their habitat is leading to an ominous degeneration of individual wild populations. This is compounded by ongoing habitat degradation and aggressive poaching.From a biodiversity point of view, we also believe that focussing conservation efforts on the tiger has a unique indirect dividend: By doing what's!
right to p[reserve tigers, we are saving entire ecosystems. TTF recently launched a comprehensive new website. With it, we hope to inspire many to join us in our fight to save this most charismatic and symbolic animal.
In September 2001, TTF launched an unprecedented awareness and fundraising campaign in partnership with National Geographic. Six hours of special television programing was broadcast across Asia by National Geographic Channel. TTF TV ads, featuring hanting music by Bryan Adams, have been seen by millions in over 150 countries on CNN, BBC, VH1 and National Geographic Channel.
We are actively searching for like-minded volunteers and partners to contribute talent and services to our worldwide network.