The tiger is one of the most iconic animals on Earth. It is the largest of the big cats and the only one that has a striped coat. Sadly, its beauty and strength has fuelled demand for its coat and body parts which are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and as ornaments. Sixty years ago there were 100,000 tigers in the wild - today there are as few as 3,000.
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation was part of a team of conservationists that saved the Amur (also known as Siberian) tiger from certain extinction in the 1990s. If we are to ensure a future for the tiger in the wild we have to act now.