According to the IUCN Red List, Endangered tigers (Panthera tigris) once roamed widely across Asia, but they have lost more than 93 percent of their historic range over the past century.
In the Sundaland biodiversity hotspot (which covers the western half of the Indo-Malayan archipelago in Southeast Asia, including Borneo and Sumatra), CEPF grantees worked with local partners to conserve large tracts, or corridors, of lowland and montane forests, which are home to many species, including orangutans, elephants and tigers.
With support from CEPF, the Save The Tiger Fund (STF) coordinated a three-year initiative called the Campaign Against Tiger Trafficking (CATT), aimed at catalyzing an organized response to stop illegal tiger trade. From 2005-2008, key stakeholders, including tiger range states and others CITES Parties, worked closely with the CATT campaign and passed a CITES decision calling for a ban on captive breeding of tigers for trade in June 2007. The STF project also supported strategic actions for increased patrolling, intelligence gathering, law enforcement, capacity building, and community engagement to reduce poaching and demand reduction.