2015-2021 impact report

The results of the first phase of the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme have been published. Download the full report below and read about the impact across the three key components of our multidimensional approach to tiger conservation.

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Over the period of Phase I, there has been an average increase of the tiger population within project sites by 40%, with the entire portfolio-wide population growing from 770 individuals to 966 between 2015 and 2021. The programme has also :

• Trained 8,207 staff in monitoring and patrolling
• Provided over 2,000 camera traps for tiger population monitoring activities
• Funded 138,228 km of predator proof fencing across the porfolio

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Graphic showing the tiger population increase in project sites


The Programme covers 4.5% of the global habitat that still exists for wild tigers (estimated 1,200,000 km²). Of this, 62% is protected area, 33% is buffer/multiuse zone and 5% is corridor. Across the portfolio, 6,717 km² of habitat has been restored with over 482,000 native trees planted.


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Image credit: Fauna & Flora International
Misty tiger landscape


The Programme directly affected 81,778 beneficiaries. Of these approximately 54% are women.

Beneficiaries can be divided in three main types: those receiving alternative resources (e.g. improved cooking stoves, biogas and LPG connections, alternative construction materials), those increasing their capacity to manage existing resources sustainably (e.g. agricultural and livestock improvements, fish farming, beekeeping, vegetable gardens) and those receiving new income streams from initiatives such as ecotourism and the development of new local specialist products.

The Programme has also helped to raise awareness amongst 440,000 local community members. Awareness raising is a key activity to ensure local community participation in and support to the programme.

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Image credit: ZSL
Helping community members earn a living, a traditional homestay in Nepal


A second phase is being implemented from 2019 to 2023. Stay tuned for more results in the future.

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