The Youth for Conservation Forum is a youth movement originated at the National Cathedral School with the focus on the conservation of wildlife. Since its founding, YFCF has branched out to Georgetown Day School and St. Albans with growing support from other local schools and the international community. Working in collaboration with the Global Tiger Initiative of the World Bank, an international alliance of the 13 tiger range countries and international organizations dedicated to saving wild tigers from extinction, and with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), we are motivated to help the global efforts to save the magnificent big cats from extinction. There are currently only around 3,200 left in the wild.

Being at the top of the food chain, a healthy population of tigers indicates a healthy ecosystem. World leaders, governments, and organizations have recognized that the extinction of these apex predators can cause devastating effects to the environment. As a result of the world’s concern, the Global Tiger Recovery Program was created by governments of the 13 tiger range countries during the 2011 International Tiger Forum held in St. Petersburg, Russia under the leadership of the Global Tiger Initiative. This program strives to ultimately double the number of tigers in the wild.