China is located on the eastern part of the Asian continent and is home to the extant Panthera tigris ssp. amoyensis (South China tiger). This species of tiger is classified as critically endangered (possibly extinct) in the wild on the ICUN Red List. Our projects in China have focused on raising awareness among the public to try and help save the remaining, diminishing population of South China tiger that was in the past regarded as a pest.
Learn more facts on the South China tiger.
IFAW is using the power of the internet to influence China’s attitude to wildlife trade.
In the Spring of 2004 Tigris and WCS- China conducted the first social survey in villages inside and close to the Hunchun Reserve. The survey measured how the villagers felt about conservation issues and the reserve in general. This survey was repeated in 2005 in order to measure progress. There were significant improvements in peoples attitudes and opinions in this short period. These can be directly linked to the conservation activities that these NGO’s started in this period.