TX2 Timeline


The TX2 goal is a global commitment to double the world's wild tigers by 2022.;xNLx;;xNLx;From a population of perhaps 100,000 a century ago, wild tiger numbers hit an all-time low of as few as 3,200 in 2010. ;xNLx;;xNLx;That same year, all 13 tiger range governments came together for the first time at the St Petersburg Summit where they committed to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger. WWF played a critical role in creating a shared vision for tiger conservation by committing to the same goal.;xNLx;;xNLx;The TX2 goal is a global goal, and WWF is putting its full force behind this ambitious effort.

2008-03-01 06:49:22

Launch of the Global Tiger Initiative

Founded by the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, the Smithsonian Institution and other partners, the Global Tiger Initiative is launched. This alliance includes the thirteen tiger range countries' governments, international organisations (incl. WWF), civil society, the scientic community and the private sector who would work together to save wild tigers from extinction.

2009-02-01 14:59:46

WWF Global Tiger Programme Established: WWF Tigers Alive Initiative

WWF established WWF Tigers Alive Initiative, a global program to engage all tiger range countries and other stakeholders to drive forward the ambitious goal of doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022.

2009-10-01 05:58:40

The Kathmandu Global Tiger Workshop

The first major meeting that brought together 12 tiger range countries representatives and numerous NGOs present including WWF. Hosted by Nepal Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and organised by the World Bank, this would eventually lead to historic St. Petersburg Tiger Summit.

2010-01-01 05:58:40

1st Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation

The conference was attended by thirteen countries considered to still have tigers roam in the wild. Tiger conservation plans were discussed and the agreed outcomes set the scene for the St. Petersburg Summit that would follow later in the year. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand, with the Department of Natural Resources (DNP), GTI, and Save the Tiger Fund.

2010-03-01 03:57:55

World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) announces commitment to tiger conservation

The WFCMS, which has 195 member organizations in 57 countries, urged its members not to use tigers and other endangered wildlife species in traditional medicine.

2010-11-23 05:58:40

St Petersburg Tiger Summit

The historic summit marked the turning point in tiger conservation as high level government officials from the tiger range countries commit to the global goal of TX2 - to double the number of wild tigers by 2022. Hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, governments concluded a year-long political process with about $127 million in new funding to support the plan, known as the Global Tiger Recovery Program. In addition, funding would include a large loan package from the World Bank to some tiger range countries, and millions in additional grants from the Global Environment Facility.

2011-01-01 00:00:00

Launch of SMART Partnership

A partnership is formed with WWF as a founding member, to develop a Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART); software used in law enforcement. Expanding upon previous successful protection models, the new tool would help site managers and rangers develop intelligence about illegal activities and respond proactively to poaching threats.

2011-01-01 00:00:00

First transboundary monitoring report released by India and Bhutan

The transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA) - a region of high biodiversity that extends along south-eastern Bhutan and northeastern India - is conceptualized in 2011 with the support of WWF. This action strengthens cooperation across international borders to make way for landscape scale tiger conservation. Joint monitoring of tiger population between the two countries was initiated and led to a growing dialogue towards forming a partnership for the Manas protected areas on either side of the border.

2011-03-29 02:39:47

Kazakhstan signs agreement with WWF to bring back tigers

Seventy years after extinction of tigers the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan signs an Agreement of Cooperation with WWF for tiger reintroduction.

2011-06-17 14:01:58

WWF partners with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to restore tigers in the Amur Heilong

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and WWF embark on a nine year partnership to preserve tigers in the temperate forest of the Amur Heilong river basin, in Russia and China. The focus is to reduce the threats from poaching through awareness-raising in local communities and increase the number of prey (ungulates) in protected areas.

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