March 15, 2003


 Save the Tiger Fund invites proposals for conservation efforts

Posted March 1, 2003

A program of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Save the Tiger Fund is an international effort to assist in the long-term survival of Asia's remaining populations of wild tigers.

The fund supports efforts to conserve tigers in the wild. These include on-the-ground conservation and habitat/prey protection projects in tiger-range countries, and educational activities internationally.

June 15 is the next deadline to submit funding proposals. Applications should describe anticipated benefits to wild tiger populations, improved management/protection of occupied and/or suitable tiger habitats, and enhanced prey protection measures for in situ efforts. Proposals should also show cooperation and coordination with other tiger conservation organizations, integration of tiger-range governments and communities in the project. Applications should demonstrate lack of duplication and conflict with other ongoing conservation efforts, and methods for resolving conflicts between tiger conservation and the economic health and day-to-day lives of surrounding communities.

Complete program information, application forms, and a list of previously funded projects are available at