21st Century Tiger

As we are probably all aware of, tigers are an endangered species. Although only a century ago around 100,000 individuals of these species were roaming our planet, today there may be as few as 3,200 tigers across 13 countries in Asia left in the wild.

In spite of the agreement of all 13 tiger range countries at the International Tiger Forum in 2010, to protect the 5 remaining subspecies and to double the number of individuals by 2022, news of tigers being killed by poachers, never seems to stop.

Since the beginning of 2011, we have been supporting 21st Century Tiger through contribution out of our photoproduct sales. We selected this conservation group based on the fact that 100% of donations received, will go to conservation work around the wild tigers.

21st Century Tiger is a partnership between Dreamworld Wildlife Conservation (DWF), Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Global Tiger Patrol (GTP). It supports projects around wild tigers, including the monitoring of the wild tiger population, anti poaching, fire fighting in habitat areas, habitat restoration and education.

Amur Tiger

The partnership was established in 1997 and has since then raised more than £1.7 million for 70 projects in 7 countries. Based on this achievement it has become one of the seven top tiger funding agencies worldwide.

The mission of 21st Century Tiger is
  • To raise funds from government, the corporate sector, zoos and individuals, for projects that significantly contribute to the conservation of tigers in the wild
  • To raise the profile of tigers through developing public awareness and educational programmes
  • To work with the international conservation and scientific community
  • To utilise the wide range of resources, held by the partnership between Dreamworld Wildlife Conservation (DWF), Global Tiger Patrol and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Sumatran Tiger with cub

Projects that are funded by 21st Century Tiger are carefully examined by a panel of international experts in view of their practical, scientific and conservation value. This means the funds granted by 21st Century Tiger go to the work that actually benefits the tigers. As DWF is funding the staff working for 21st Century Tiger, it is also good to see that 100% of donations made to the fundraising agency is spend on wild tiger conservation.

This year we are going to increase our efforts to raise funds by getting more involved in fundraising events; and one of the conservation groups that will benefit from this is 21st Century Tiger. More information about our fundraising efforts are available on our Fundraising Events page.