Daseep’s joining in Chinese New Year celebrations as we mark the Year of the Tiger!
In Chinese culture, people born this year are thought to be courageous, daring and fearless as a tiger.
Here at DZC we have two critically endangered Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, of which there is thought to be around 400 – 500 left in the wild.
As part of our conservation work with the species, we’re also proud to provide funding towards the work of WildCats Conservation Alliance, which is currently supporting projects in five tiger range countries in Asia.
2022 will also see the second Global Tiger Summit held in Russia. Twelve years ago, during the last Year of the Tiger, the summit committed to an ambitious conservation goal – to double the number of wild tigers by the time the next Tiger lunar calendar arrives. We’ll await the outcomes of this year’s meeting.