WWF-Singapore’s AR-mazing Tiger Trail is raising awareness and funding to address the unrelenting decline in tiger populations across Southeast Asia.
Wild tigers were on the brink of extinction until the world came together in 2010 and committed to doubling their population by 2022. At the halfway point, in 2016, global tiger numbers had increased for the first time since conservation interventions began. It’s a very rare glimmer of hope for biodiversity that one of the world’s most ambitious conservation goals has reversed decades of decline.
There is progress worth celebrating in countries such as Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Russia, but it is vital to acknowledge that these gains are fragile and have not been uniform across Asia, with perilous declines in Malaysia and tigers now likely extinct in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. Tigers in Southeast Asia are fewer in number than a decade ago; without continued conservation efforts, we could see tigers disappear from some countries in the next decade.
That’s why the Year of the Tiger in 2022 is a once in a 12-year opportunity to come together to secure a future for tigers and the vast wild spaces they inhabit — for the benefit of wildlife, people and our climate.
You’re invited to a super exciting phy-gital (physical-digital) adventure trail, featuring immersive AR experiences, world-renowned artists, and a myriad activities. For more information, visit http://tigertrail.wwf.sg