We hit the ski slope with a loop scarf visualizing the decreased population of wild tigers since 1970 according to WWF. A century ago, perhabs 100,000 wild tigers roamed the Earth and in 1970, only about 37,500 tigers were left. The number shrinked to 3,200 in 2010.
This is when leaders from the 13 countries that currently or recently had tigers came together and decided to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022. In 2019, about 3,900 tigers are believed to have lived wild and free in countries like India, Bangladesh, Russia or Thailand.
But it's still a long road to restore what decades of poaching and habitat destruction did to the population of the largest cat of the world.
Feel free to check out the data, our code and the knitting pattern on our GitHub page and knit your own tiger loop! Also, we encourage you to visit WWF and support their goal of saving the tiger and other wildlife.