The situation in which tigers in the wild are positioned, is complex. The causes for it are divers, like poaching, habitat destruction, lack of prey. And the stakes are often high. Just consider the billions made because of mining or palm oil. 

Tigers in captivity are maybe even in a situation that is even worse. They are often being exploited in inhumane ways. In cages that are too small, with the wrong and too little food and without the proper medical attention. Also in this case it is important to realise that the stakes are high. The zoo industry is a multi billion dollar industry and animals are considered as parts of an efficient production process to offer the ‘right product’ for visitors.

Solutions to improve conditions for tigers in the wild or in captivity are hard to find. They are always costly and the profits are often low. This is why conservation always lacks money.

Below you can find some articles on solutions.