13 Dec 2017

Supporting the global goal to #doubletigers by 2022!

The Saiga antelope is often poked fun at for its unusual look and big nose. This didn’t help to improve its status as a critically endangered animal. In a twist of fate, by planning to reintroduce its predator – the Tiger, the country of Kazakhstan is protecting these forgotten prey species too by restoring the landscape they all belong to.

The Saiga Tiger
Two newborn saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) calves lying on ground, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009

Saiga in Former Tiger Habitat @ WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE / IGOR SHPILENOK / WWF.jpg

Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata)
drawing Caspian Tiger drawing: WWF/Helmut Diller/WWF

Tiger that disappeared from Kazakhstan @ WWF / Helmut Dillerjpg

Ili-Balkhash, targeted tiger reintroduction site © Maxim LevitinIii-Balkhash, targeted tiger reintroduction site @ Maxim Levitin.jpg

Ili-Balkhash where Tigers will be reintroduced © Maxim Levitin

Iii-Balkhash, where tigers will be reintroduced @ Maxim Levitin.jpg

2017 Highlights: Kazakhstan announced plans to reintroduce tigers to their country. If successful, it will be the first time tigers are brought across national borders.

Speaking of tigers on the move, shout out to Asian Tigers Group who is now supporting the global goal to #doubletigers by 2022!

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