Through the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's International Affairs Program provides financial and technical support to restore rhinoceros and tiger populations to healthy numbers in the wild. Collaborating with national governments, U.S. agencies, and a range of other partners, we implement a strategic, results-based approach to tiger conservation in Asia and rhinoceros conservation in Africa and Asia. Supported activities range from tackling poaching to managing habitats and ecosystems, supporting protected areas, conducting species research and conservation, developing community conservation initiatives, mitigating human-wildlife conflict, and raising public awareness.

What We Do

Our Laws and Regulations

The Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994 builds upon the Endangered Species Actand works to protect and conserve all subspecies of tigers and rhinos. These species are threatened by the illegal trade of rhinoceros horns and tiger body parts. In compliance with theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act aims to reduce the illegal trade of animal parts and promotes projects that help manage and conserve these species in nations that both directly and indirectly affect these species. The Act grants the Service the authority to establish the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund to provide grants and funding for projects that help conserve these endangered species through research, species management, and education. Additionally, the 1998 amendments to the Act prohibit the sale, importation, or exportation of products intended for human consumption containing, or labeled or advertised as containing, any substance derived from a species of rhinoceros or tiger. 

Our Services

Our Library

These documents provide summaries of projects supported by the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund from 1999 to present.