Tigers are one of the most iconic and beloved animals on the planet, but their populations are in decline. However, a growing number of women around the world are working tirelessly to help conserve these magnificent creatures.

In many countries, women are leading conservation efforts and playing a vital role in protecting tigers and their habitats. For example, in India, women are working as forest guards and anti-poaching patrols, monitoring tiger populations and protecting them from poachers. They also act as ambassadors for conservation, educating local communities about the importance of tigers and the need to protect them.

In addition to their roles as guards and patrols, women are also working as researchers and conservationists. They are conducting important research on tiger populations and habitats, and using this information to inform conservation efforts. They are also working to protect and restore the habitats that tigers depend on, such as forests, wetlands, and grasslands.

In Indonesia, women are leading the efforts to save the Sumatran tiger, one of the world’s most critically endangered tiger subspecies. The Sumatran Tiger Conservation Programme, led by Dr. Noviar Andayani (left), a female conservationist, has been working to protect the remaining tigers in the wild, and also to prevent further habitat loss. The efforts of Andayani and her team have led to the protection of key tiger habitats and the establishment of a breeding program for the critically endangered Sumatran tigers.

Women are also playing a crucial role in tiger conservation efforts in Russia. Olga Pereladova (right), a leading conservationist and researcher, has been working to protect the Amur tiger, also known as the Siberian tiger, for more than two decades. Pereladova and her team have been monitoring tiger populations, studying their habits and habitats, and working to protect the remaining tigers in the wild. She also works with local communities to promote conservation and raise awareness about the importance of protecting this majestic animal.

In addition to their work in the field, many women are also working to raise awareness about tiger conservation and the importance of protecting these animals. They are using social media, speaking engagements, and other forms of outreach to educate people about the threats facing tigers and the need to protect them.

In conclusion, women are playing a vital role in helping to conserve tigers around the world. From India to Indonesia, Russia, and beyond, women are working as guards, patrols, researchers, and conservationists, and using their skills and expertise to protect these magnificent animals and their habitats. Their efforts are crucial to the survival of tigers, and it is important that we support and recognize the important work they are doing.

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild



  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Field Trips

Field Trips

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Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching "kids" of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our "Kid for a Day" Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

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Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.