The International Tiger Coalition (ITC) is a global coalition of 42 non-governmental organizations with the common aim of improving the status and long-term viability of wild tigers by eliminating trade in tiger parts and products from all sources.
ITC member organizations come from a wide range of sectors, including the conservation, tourism and alternative medicine fields, representing millions of individuals around the world. The ITC achieves its aims through collaboration, coordination, joint communications, and allied advocacy, to influence those who can take action to stop tiger trade, including world leaders, national governments, key consumer groups and the general public.
With a declining population of as few as 3,000 tigers remaining in the wild, allowing any commercial trade to continue perpetuates consumer demand, jeopardizes global conservation efforts, and poses an unacceptable risk of extinction. Maintaining worldwide trade bans on tiger parts and products is an essential component.
Since its formation in 2005, the International Tiger Coalition has: