Tigers numbers have decined by over 95% and today there are only around 3,900 wild tigers left in the world. In 2010 the governments of 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) agreed to The St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation to arrest this decline and double the number of wild tigers by 2022.
The declaration has an 11 point plan to achieve this aim including (point 4): Increasing the effectiveness of tiger and habitat management, basing it on: a) The application of modern and innovative science, standards, and technologies; b) Regular monitoring of tigers, their prey, and habitat; c) Adaptive management practices; and d) Building capacity of institutions involved in science and training and creating a platform for interactive knowledge exchange at all levels.
Conversation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) is a partnership between governments, NGOs and tiger conservation areas to define and implement these conservation standards. Becoming part of CA|TS provides countries, individual tiger conservation areas or networks of areas with the opportunity to demonstrate commitment to, and success in, protecting wild tigers.
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