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Malayan tigers join "Critically Endangered" list

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Editor

Malayan tiger at Woodland Park Zoo. Photo by Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo.

Malayan tigers have officially been reclassified from “Endangered” to “Critically Endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the leading authority on the risk of extinction.

The change reflects the reality of dwindling population numbers coming in from research data.

What it doesn’t reflect is the hope that we can turn this around.

We know what we need to do to save tigers—protect their habitat, protect their prey base, and protect them from poachers. And thanks to your support, we have boots on the ground in Malaysia implementing these key strategies.

Now the work must continue at home.

Washington residents can help protect species facing extinction by voting #YESon1401 this November. The initiative seeks to curb the wildlife trafficking trade and sets a new model for citizen-driven conservation.

It’s never been more critical.