About Us – 21st Century Tiger

21st Century Tiger is a unique initiative which raises funds for wild tiger conservation projects.  Current members of the initiative are Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF) and  Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Established in 1997, it is one of the top seven tiger funding agencies globally and has contributed over £2 million to over 130 individual proposals for 73 tiger projects in seven countries worldwide.

Global Tiger Patrol, a member of the initiative since 1997, stepped down in 2012 after setting up its highly successful Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) as a separate entity.

Esther and Crissie21st Century Tiger is made up of two part-time staff hosted by ZSL in the offices of the Asia conservation team. ZSL offer in-kind business support and conservation guidance from its extensive conservation department. DWF provide an annual grant which pays for two part-time salaries and minor expenses that include travel costs, alongside some marketing and fundraising costs. Details of this are included in the annual report found below.


Find out more about 21st Century Tiger: download our information sheet

21st Century Tiger works closely with our sister organisation Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA) which funds Amur tiger and Amur leopard conservation in the Russian Far East.

Our  Mission

21st Century Tiger: working together to save the tiger in the wild for future generations.

We will achieve this by:

  • Raising funds that significantly contribute to the conservation of tigers in the wild.
  • Selecting appropriate projects based on strict criteria agreed by the partners in alignment with the Global Tiger Recovery Program.
  • Raising the profile of tigers and promoting public awareness of tiger conservation through effective communication

Amur tiger Lutka © WCS

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Lutka, a wild Amur tiger photographed by WCS

Find out more about us: download our latest annual report