DR. ALAN RABINOWITZ
“The tiger is in desperate shape — the worst shape of any of the great cats. It’s the biggest cat in the world. It’s probably one of the most iconic species on the planet, [but] it’s left roaming approximately 5 to 7 percent of its historic habitat.” ----Dr. Alan Rabinowitz PhD
Tiger Tiger follows Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, one of the most celebrated big cat conservation biologists of our time, as he travels through this one tiger habitat he has never before seen. Diagnosed with leukemia, Alan knew this search for the wild tigers of the Sundarbans might be the last expedition in his long career. Even though Alan has since lost his battle to leukemia, the fight for tigers continues.
Panthera, an organization highly-respected for its work on big cat conservation, was co-founded by Alan after his lengthy tenure at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Described by TIME magazine as “The Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation,” Alan, working through Panthera, has mobilized governments and people around the globe to save the world’s big cats.
Just some of Alan’s conservation achievements are the conceptualization and implementation of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative, an unprecedented effort to connect and protect jaguars from Mexico to Argentina, and the establishment of the world's first jaguar sanctuary in Belize. Alan’s work for tigers includes his work with the government of Myanmar to create the world’s largest tiger reserve, the spectacular Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve, in northern Myanmar.