tigers

“If a tiger kills our cattle, we don’t feel angry”

The Chenchu tribe think of the tiger as their brother. They understand their forest and its wildlife better than anybody else and have shaped, nurtured and protected this environment for millennia. Yet their lives are being destroyed by government efforts ...

Implementing SMART to conserve big cats globally

By Drew T. Cronin, SMART Partnership Program Manager Big cats are some of the world’s most iconic and revered wildlife species, and the focus of this year’s World Wildlife Day on March 3. However, these species, from Jaguars in ...

Water-loving cats: Unique Tiger facts

  Tigers are the largest wild cats in the world. Adults can weigh up to 800 pounds – and measure up to 10.8 feet.     Tigers are carnivores, eating only meat. They mainly feed on large mammals such as deer, wild pigs, ...

A Concise History of Tiger Hunting in India

Talking Tigers: Part 4 of a 12-part series India’s tigers have been in the crosshairs for centuries, with elite safaris dating back to the early 16th century. They rose out of Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar’s passion for big ...

Counting Tigers by Their Stripes

Thanks to affordable digital cameras and sophisticated software, conservationists like K. Ullas Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society now have powerful tools to accurately monitor tigers in the wild. In this video, Karanth describes how an earlier method of trying ...

Kids in India Come Together to Save Tigers

Talking Tigers: Part 3 of a 12-part series We pulled out of the honking pandemonium of morning traffic into the cement schoolyard of Chhotubhai Patel High School. It was only slightly quieter than the street. Hundreds of kids milled about or ...

Illegal Tiger Trade: Why Tigers Are Walking Gold

Talking Tigers: Part 2 of a 12-part series In December 2013 at the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in India, we finally got the word: Three confiscated steel-jawed poacher’s traps would be brought to the Forest Department office at one o’clock, and ...

The Patient Photography of Steve Winter

National Geographic wildlife photographers have often recounted the painful waiting period that comes with getting the perfect shot. Countless hours are spent sitting within the stuffy confines of a blind or perched behind a crop of tall grasses, camera lens ...

Steve Winter’s Journey to Tigers Forever

This week, wildlife photojournalist Steve Winter’s story about cougars appears in the December issue of National Geographic. He’s become the big cat guy—it’s the fourth species he’s covered for the magazine. This is a also ...

Why the World Bank Is Saving Tigers

“Wait, what?” people would say when I told them I worked for the Global Tiger Initiative at the World Bank. “The Bank is saving tigers?” For a financial institution that strives to end world poverty, maybe it’s difficult to ...

Why the World Bank Is Saving Tigers

“Wait, what?” people would say when I told them I worked for the Global Tiger Initiative at the World Bank. “The Bank is saving tigers?” For a financial institution that strives to end world poverty, maybe it’s difficult to ...

Counting the Tigers That You Cannot See

This is the first in a series of articles on big cat conservation by Ullas Karanth. Pollsters say tigers are the most popular animal species on this planet. Unfortunately, they are also among the most threatened. Direct killing and overhunting ...

Counting the Tigers That You Cannot See

This is the first in a series of articles on big cat conservation by Ullas Karanth. Pollsters say tigers are the most popular animal species on this planet. Unfortunately, they are also among the most threatened. Direct killing and overhunting ...

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