WWF, TRAFFIC To Hold Tiger Summit Briefing

WWF, TRAFFIC To Hold Tiger Summit Briefing

 

Friday, 5 November 2010, 4:57 pm

Press Release: WWF

 

Gland, Switzerland РWWF and TRAFFIC International will hold joint media briefings by teleconference on Nov. 16 ahead of the upcoming International Tiger Forum, which takes place later this month in St. Petersburg.

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will host a heads of government tiger¬†summit in St Petersburg from 21 – 24 November. The summit comes at a¬†critical time for wild tigers, with only an estimated 3,200 of them left in¬†wild.

Heads of Government and ministers from the 13 tiger range countries are expected to attend the summit.

The tiger summit caps a year-long process to get high-level political support to move tiger conservation forward, through the adoption of an ambitious programme to double the number of tigers in the wild.

At the summit, the heads of government are expected to endorse the Global¬†Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) and sign a Leaders’ Declaration.

WWF’s main goal for the summit is to ensure the leaders affirm their¬†governments’ commitments to double wild tiger numbers and pledge to take¬†immediate actions.

WWF also hopes for the following outcomes at St. Petersburg:

An agreed sustainable financing mechanism for key components of the GTRP.

Significant commitments by governments and donors to immediate transformational actions.

A governance structure to oversee and monitor implementation of the GTRP.

During the Nov. 16 briefings, WWF also will share its vision and long-term approach to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.

 

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