Success: Siberian Tigers Recovering

Siberian Tiger Mom and Cub

Target: John Barker, Asian Programme’s Leader at the World Wildlife Fund

Goal: Thank conservation organization for taking action to increase Siberian Tiger populations.

Conservationists strongly feel that Siberian tiger populations are on the rise after seeing a mother and two cubs on a video that was taken in China. Seeing Siberian tigers on camera was an unexpected site to viewers, since these tigers are severely endangered.

Even though people have seen these tigers in China before, they had never been spotted this far inland. The Asian Programme’s Leader of the World Wildlife Fund–John Barker–explains that capturing these tigers on video is likely evidence that they are currently breeding in China. He is confident that if conservation efforts to raise the tigers’ numbers persist, they will one day no longer be endangered.

China is trying out a temporary ban on logging in the Heilongjiang province to try and help the populations of these animals increase. Other efforts to try and increase their numbers have included repopulating the tigers’ prey in the area to make sure they have plenty to eat.

Sign this petition and thank John Barker, people at the World Wildlife Fund and also people in the ForceChange community for doing whatever possible in order to make sure the numbers of these tigers once again have a chance to skyrocket. It is always a gift when the world is given back a beautiful animal species that we once thought would soon be gone forever.


Dear Mr. Barker,

On behalf of the animal rights community, we would like to thank you and the rest of the World Wildlife Fund for all of your efforts in helping the Siberian tiger population to rise. Since less than 700 of these tigers have been documented in the wild, knowing these animals were captured on video is wonderful news.

While we understand that nobody can guarantee their populations will rise at extremely fast rates, it is exciting to know that seeing these animals in China is a strong indication that the animals are breeding there, instead of simply walking over from the Russian border.

It is our hope that the logging ban in the Heilongjiang province will stay in place and that even more logging bans will follow, so these animals will again have a chance to thrive. It is also our hope that the repopulation of this tiger’s prey will continue to rise, so Siberian tigers will once again be guaranteed to have stable food sources in China.

Thank you very much again for your efforts. Please know that the animal rights community stands beside you in your efforts to continue doing what needs to be done in order to make sure Siberian tigers are taken off of the endangered species list.


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Photo Credit: Dave Pape via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Beverley Foster says:

    Ironic really when China leads the world in demand for tiger parts and skins! Thank goodness they are now trying to redress the balance and make a level playing field for these magnificent ceatures. Well done to you all

    • Catherine Gilder says:

      I agree – let’s hope the Chinese ARE doing what they say they will – to date apart from their giant Pandas, they have a very poor animal rights’ history…..

  2. marian tebb says:

    China started investing in Africa in a big way and, surprise surprise, figures for wildlife crime rocketed. Surely not a coincidence that china is the biggest consumer of wild animal parts? If they are genuine they should start a massive programme of education concerning the superstitions surrounding these practices, along with stringent bans on any such trading. If they don’t we should all ban Chinese products, however difficult that is considering how much stuff comes out of china.

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