Two Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan walking together in grassland. Photo Credit: Arterra/Getty Images

Animals Bhutan18. May 2024

Putting Our Hands Together to Protect Tigers Globally

An additional USD 1 billion has been committed to global tiger conservation.

“Tigers represent much more than endangered animals. Tigers represent the health of our forests and resilience of entire ecosystems. More importantly, tigers represent our collective wellbeing and that of our future,” says His Excellency the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Tobgay.

In Paro, Bhutan, The Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference was recently held. Her Majesty, The Queen of Bhutan, spoke at the conference, mobilizing support for the greater protection of tigers and the well-being of our planet. Overall, high-level representatives and conservation organizations attended the event, which delivered statements on the progress and goals for tiger landscape conservation and key financing opportunities. After the inaugural conference, an additional USD 1 billion was committed to securing and increasing the global tiger population and enhancing the biodiversity of important wildlife areas.

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