The tiger (Panthera tigris) has been the flagship species for biodiversity and wildlife conservation in India since 1972. The tiger being the top predator is on top of the food chain and helps keep the wild ungulate numbers in check, thus also ensuring a balance of the herbivores and the vegetation. It is hence that the well-being of the tiger is equated to that of the ecosystem. India has led global efforts to save tigers in terms of commitment and investments. Today, India supports by far the largest number of tigers globally.
WCS – India has played a significant role in tiger recovery efforts in the country since 1988. We have applied science to saving tigers on ground through extensive ecological surveys and conservation intervention projects. By developing cutting-edge methodologies and conservation models, and by sharing these freely with others, WCS – India has multiplied its conservation impact several fold world-wide.
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