ADELAIDE ZOO EDUCATION PLANETKEEPER-TIGER TASKFORCE PROGRAM
It has been estimated that there are only between 3000 – 5000 tigers remaining in the wild. The Javan, Bali, and Caspian tigers are already extinct. All remaining subspecies are dangerously close to extinction.
The most imminent threats to tigers are loss of habitat and poaching. Throughout all of Asia, forests are being destroyed for timber and agriculture. In much of Asia, tiger parts such as bone are used for traditional Asian medicine and claws teeth, skulls and pelts are sold on the international black market.
By becoming a Planetkeeper class, your students can help in the fight to save tigers.
Students attain 2 levels of certificates for:
Certificate 1: Knowledge (1st certificate given at an introductory session at the Zoo, or upon commitment to the program)
Certificate 2: Action (2nd certificate presented on completion of an action program at school)