Drawing for the Planet’s The Tigers’ Forest project, in partnership with international wildlife charity Born Free, celebrates the iconic Bengal tigers of India and the majestic Malayan tigers of Peninsular Malaysia. Through the drawings of over a thousand children, the project raises awareness of endangered tigers and the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit their landscapes and raises funds for tiger conservation organisations. 

Led by artist and Drawing for the Planet founder Jane Lee McCracken, children from the UK, the USA, India, and Singapore are invited to learn about tigers and create ballpoint pen drawings in workshops delivered by Jane, Born Free, and project ambassador Ayan Kamath MehraBorn Free Youth Ambassador and The Tigers' Forest Project Ambassador. 



Launched in 2024, The Tigers' Forest includes Amazing Tigers virtual and on-site environmental education and drawing workshops in Singapore (May 2024), the UK (May 2024), the USA (November 2024) and India (2025). 

As part of the project Jane will create The Tigers’ Forest composite artwork featuring a selection of children’s drawings from all four countries. Drawing for the Planet (DftP) will seek to install a large printed mural of the artwork in a public space in India and the UK. 

She is also creating individual composite artworks for each school featuring drawings by all participating children - DftP will present prints/or murals of the artworks to the schools. Scroll down to The Artworks section.

Learn about enchanting species that inhabit tiger landscapes illustrated by project drawings. Scroll down to The Wildlife section. Meet some of our Tiger Champion artists. Scroll down to The Artists section.

Born Free/DftP will create a free legacy educational resource of Amazing Tigers workshops which will be available for teachers to download from our websites.

Since May 2024 over a thousand children have participated making drawings of 160 Indian and Malaysian species including 300 tiger drawings, double the population of wild Malayan tigers.


In the Amazing Tigers education workshops delivered by Laura Eastwood Born Free's Head of Education, Laura focuses on tiger facts, their rainforest habitats in both India and Malaysia, why non-human animals are important to forest, the impact of deforestation and poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade, and how we can help protect tigers and other wildlife. 

This is followed by a presentation by Ayan Kamath Mehra, a Born Free Youth Ambassador and The Tigers' Forest Project Ambassador where children learn about his passions for wildlife and art and how he raises funds through his art for wildlife conservation.


In Jane's ballpoint pen drawing workshops young artists choose photographs of tigers or other species from their landscapes as inspiration for their drawings.

Jane asks the artists to draw the animal only and not include any background present in the photograph. This approach emphasises the beautiful form of the animal. It also symbolises that habitat loss is one of the greatest threats to wildlife. 

Jane encourages each artist to imagine what the animal in the photograph has seen with its eyes and to form emotional connections with the animal while making their drawing—if we want to save wildlife, it is vital to make emotional connections with animal species; if we care, we want to conserve.

She also encourages the artists to express themselves, enjoy transporting their minds through drawing, celebrate their own unique drawing style, and embrace the fact that everyone can draw! 


The Tigers’ Forest aims to:

  • Raise awareness of endangered tigers and why keystone species are vital to global ecosystems and need to be protected.
  • Create an artistic and educational legacy through the drawings of a global generation of young people.
  • Build a network of awareness throughout tiger inhabited countries by sharing The Tigers' Forest artistic and educational legacy with the aim of providing more children and communities with the opportunity to participate in workshops and create art for the project.



DftP is raising funds to donate to the following tiger conservation organisations to support their vital work protecting tigers:

DftP is also raising funds so that underprivileged children—including children that live in tiger-inhabited areas in India—can learn about tigers in Born Free’s workshops and take part in Jane’s drawing workshops.

To support this project and help protect tigers, and give the gift of art and environmental education to children and communities please DONATE via our donate page and add in the form comments "THE TIGERS' FOREST" for your donation to go directly to this project:


Butterfly Lover 2014 © Jane Lee McCracken

Jane's journey to Drawing for the Planet and The Tigers' Forest began in Edinburgh in the 1970s, when, at age eight, she read in a wildlife magazine that the Caspian tiger had been declared extinct and made a promise to help tigers and endangered wildlife. Read more here:

Since 2014, Jane has worked in partnership with Born Free—in 2023, Born Free contacted her with an inquiry from Ayan, who was keen to get involved in a Drawing for the Planet project. Ayan, a high school student in Singapore had previously written an illuminating post, Sketching a Solution, about art and wildlife as a guest blogger on DftP's blog. 

Like Jane, Ayan is passionate about the natural world and art and has raised funds for wildlife conservation through his art, including drawings of tigers. Jane saw this as an opportunity written in the stripes to celebrate their passion for tigers!

Jane said:

"I've long dreamt of developing a project to honour the alluring animal that has been a glowing presence in my mind and heart since childhood—the tiger! The Tigers' Forest is a dream come true, and it is a privilege to partner with Born Free, working with Laura, Ayan, and the Born Free team on the project. A gifted artist, Ayan's tireless dedication and his advocacy for wildlife are inspirational. He is a tremendous asset, and we are immensely proud that Ayan is our project ambassador."


Panthera tigris
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List)
Population: Global: ~3,726-5,578 individuals, with a best estimate of 4,485 (~2,608-3,905 mature individuals, with a best estimate of 3,140); last assessed by IUCN in 2021. India: ~3,682 tigers are found in India; according to the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s Status of Tigers: Co-Predators and Prey in India 2022 report.


Information courtesy of Born Free:

Tigers are a keystone species, meaning they have a significant impact on the environment that they live in.

As top predators, they help to maintain herbivore populations, reducing disease and preventing overgrazing. As they need so much space, protecting tigers and their habitats means that we can protect many other species.

Tigers are the largest cat on earth. There are six surviving subspecies, the Siberian tiger, the Southern China tiger (although possibly extinct in the wild), the Indochinese tiger, the Malayan tiger, the Sumatran tiger and the Bengal tiger. They are agile, with flexible bodies designed for running, jumping and climbing. Heavily muscled forelimbs, retractable claws, powerful jaws, sharp teeth and acute senses make them incredible hunters.

Tigers have a reddish-orange to yellow-ochre coat with a white belly and black stripes and their distinctive markings blend into the colours and shadows of their habitat, providing excellent camouflage. Although tiger size varies widely between subspecies and where they live, male tigers tend to be much larger than females. Read more here:


Habitat Loss

Tiger populations are on the brink of extinction in many countries in South East Asia, due, largely, to habitat loss. This is the result of rapid human population expansion and the related increases in mining, logging, farming, palm oil plantations, settlements, roads and railways. As tiger habitats have split and separated, inbreeding has become more common, which also contributes to the decline in numbers.

Human-tiger Conflict

Throughout their range, tigers find themselves in conflict with farmers that persecute them for killing their livestock. People have also been attacked and killed by tigers, which has further fuelled retaliatory killings and low tolerance for the animals. Many large tracts of forest are now empty of wild prey and livestock are, increasingly, competing with tigers and their prey for habitat, further driving tiger numbers down.

Poaching and the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Poaching and the exploitation of tigers in tiger farms for their skins as luxury rugs and home décor, and for their bones which are used to make traditional Asian medicines and health tonics, is a significant threat. Indiscriminate snaring and poison traps, often set for hunting small animals for bushmeat, inevitably end up injuring or killing tigers, contributing to their decline.


Tigers are also exploited and abused in captivity – in circuses, zoos, tiger farms and in people’s private collections of wild animals as pets. 


The following The Tigers' Forest composite artworks created by Jane feature drawings of India and Malaysia's remarkable wildlife by participating children from Singapore and the UK. Artworks featuring drawings by children from the USA and India will be created and added to the online gallery following completion of the workshops in 2024/25. A selection of the drawings illustrate species information in The Wildlife section—scroll down to learn about many of the animals children championed through their beautiful drawings.




The project team worked with Mr Koltusky, Art Teacher, Singapore American School. High school students participated in an onsite/virtual workshop on 8 May, 2024. The workshop was organised by Ayan, Project Ambassador, assisted by Dharma, Vihan, and Priyali, DftP volunteers. The composite artwork features drawings by children, staff and parents. 



Year 4: Snowy Owls

The project team worked with Mrs. Dibb, Art Lead and Reception Teacher, South Gosforth First School, Newcastle-upon Tyne where Nursery-Year 4 children participated in workshops between 13-15 May, 2024. The composite artworks feature drawings by all participating children. The school is raising funds for The Tigers' Forest through print sales of the artworks.

Year 4: Eagle Owls

Year 3: Kestrels

Year 3: Red Kites

Year 2: Kingfishers

Year 2: Doves

Year 1: Starlings

Year 1: Goldfinches

Reception: Puffins

Reception: Robins

Nursery: Ducklings


Class 5EF

The project team worked with Mrs. Jobling, Acting Assistant Head (Inclusion), Head of Art & Technology and Patrick Quilliam, Year 5 Art Teacher, Gosforth Central Middle School, Newcastle-upon Tyne and delivered workshops to over 600 children from Year 5-Year 8 between 20-22 May, 2024. The following composite artworks feature drawings by all children with parental/guardian permission for drawing inclusion in the project. The school is raising funds for The Tigers' Forest through print sales of the artworks.

Class 5JW

Class 5LP


Class 5RD

Class 5RL

Class 6CG

Class 6EZ

Class 6JK

Class 6MH

Class 6RM

Class 7AM and 7KH

Class 7GW

Classes 7MF and VW

Class 8CWi

Classes 8DL and 8JW

Classes 8KT and 8MJ


Each of the species from India and Malaysia, illustrated by drawings created for The Tigers' Forest, plays a vital role in its ecosystem. Like humans, they live their lives according to their needs. Imagine what their eyes have seen in the forests of the Bengal and Malayan tigers.

Many of these beautiful animals are threatened with extinction. It is up to all of us to protect and cherish them. Learn more about each species with information provided by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and other sources:


Explore the magical species of the Bengal tigers' forest, including the dhole, the Sri Lankan giant squirrel, Indian peafowl and the peacock tarantula illustrated by children from the UK.



Panthera tigris
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List)
Population: 3,726-5,578 (includes all tiger subspecies), with a best estimate of 4,485 (~2,608-3,905 mature individuals, with a best estimate of 3,140); Indian population:  3,682

DrawingsGosforth Central Middle School and South Gosforth First School children

Britannica/Bengal Tiger:

"Bengal tiger, (subspecies Panthera tigris tigris), subspecies of tiger (Panthera tigris) inhabiting the hot and humid forests, and wetlands of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal. The Bengal tiger’s appearance is distinguished from other tiger subspecies by its orange coat accented by prominent brownish-to-black stripes; a rare white-coated variant of the subspecies (the white tiger) also exists. The Bengal tiger rivals the larger, thicker-furred, cold-climate Siberian tiger in size, and most experts consider the Bengal tiger to be the world’s second largest tiger... The largest male Bengal tigers can grow up to about 3.2 metres long (including a 1-metre long tail)... Females are smaller, the largest ones measuring about 2.7 metres long... They are solitary hunters, preying primarily on ungulates (including deer and antelope), gaurs, and wild boars."


Elephas maximus
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List)
Resident countries include: India and Malaysia 

DrawingsLottie and Gurneesh, Year 5, Gosforth Central Middle School; Elisa, Year 5 and Ada, Reception, South Gosforth First School

Born Free/Asian Elephants:

"Many forests in Asia depend on elephants for seed dispersal and creating trails and clearings through which seedlings can grow. With vegetation growth, more carbon can be sequestered, helping mitigate the impacts of climate change. The habitats created by Asian elephants also help support numerous species... Elephants are highly social animals with extremely complex behaviours. Asian Elephants live in herds, typically of around 8-12 individuals although this number can be much higher, that are presided over by a dominant female, known as the matriarch. The matriarch, using information passed on by her mother, guides and protects the family, which consists of her sisters, daughters, female cousins and calves. The matriarch’s knowledge of the home range and traditional water sources is vital to the herd’s survival." Read the complete description:


Bubalus arnee

Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Population: 2,500, DECREASING
Drawing: Hugo, Year 5, Gosforth Central Middle School

Thai National Parks/Wild Water Buffalo

"The wild water buffalo, also called Asian buffalo and Asiatic buffalo, is a large bovine native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia...They rank alongside the gaur as the heaviest living wild bovid species, as both attain similar average if not maximum weights, although, with their stockier, shorter-legged frame, wild water buffalo are somewhat less in length and height than the gaur... Wild water buffalos occur in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, and Cambodia, with an unconfirmed population in Myanmar." Read the complete description:


Macaca silenus
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Population: 2,400-2,500, DECREASING
Drawing: Eamonn, Year 4, South Gosforth First School; Josh, Year 7, Gosforth Central Middle School

Centre for Wildlife Studies India/Lion-tailed Macaque:

"Lion-tailed macaques are shy, relatively small monkeys known for their pitch-black bodies and contrasting silver-white manes. These fruit-eating primates were once a common sight in the rainforests of Southern India. In the last century, however, they have steadily declined, causing scientists to declare them endangered... In Karnataka, lion-tailed macaques are locally known as Singalika which literally translates to “Lion-like”. Their distribution is confined to the tropical wet evergreen forests of the Western Ghats of India. Endemic to the States of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, these arboreal mammals have evolved to occupy a specialised ecological niche." Read the complete article:



Cuon alpinus
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Population: 949-2,215, DECREASING
Drawings: Thomas and Stefan, Year 4, South Gosforth First School; Amy, Year 7 and Alice, Year 6, Gosforth Central Middle School

World Land Trust/Dhole:

"The Dhole, otherwise known as the Asiatic Wild Dog, Whistling Dog or Red Wolf, has been described as a canid which combines the characteristics of the Grey Wolf and the Red Fox. The Dhole has rust-coloured fur with a paler throat and underbelly, amber eyes and a dark tail. Compared to the African Wild Dog, it has a long backbone and short legs, but it shares rounded, rather than pointed, ears with its African relative. The name Whistling Dog comes from one of its many types of vocalisations, a distinctive whistle used to reassemble pack members in their dense forest habitat. They live in packs and are highly sociable, resembling African Wild Dogs in social structure with less of a dominance hierarchy than Grey Wolves. However, the packs regularly split off into small clans of 3-5 individuals for hunting, which is optimal for catching fawns during the spring season." Read the complete description:


Manis crassicaudata
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Drawings: Lila, Year 8, Maya, Year 7, and Lucia, Year 6, Gosforth Central Middle School

Born Free/Pangolins:

"Pangolins are mammals with plate-like scales all over their bodies, except their faces and underbelly. When threatened, they roll up into a ball and their scales form an armoured exterior. Pangolin scales are made of keratin, the same protein that makes up human hair and nails, and the scales harden as they reach maturity... Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammals. Historically they’ve been hunted for their meat, bile, scales and claws, and their scales are used in traditional medicine in China and Vietnam. High levels of hunting and poaching for the illicit trade in their meat and scales – for traditional medicines in Asia – mean there has been a dramatic decrease in pangolin populations over the last 15 years." Read the complete description:




Nilgiritragus hylocrius
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Population:  1,800-2,000, DECREASING
Drawing: Florence, Year 5, Gosforth Central Middle School



Bos gaurus
Conservation status: VULNERABLE (IUCN Red List
Population: 6,000-21,000, DECREASING
Drawings: Delisa, Year 3, South Gosforth First School; Zac, Year 6 and Natalie, Year 8, Gosforth Central Middle School


Rhinoceros unicornis
Conservation status: VULNERABLE (IUCN Red List
Population: 2,100-2,200, INCREASING
Drawings: Elliot, Year 4 and Jack, Year 3, South Gosforth First School; Jasmine, Year 8, Ethan and Morgan, Year 7, Jack, Year 6, Gosforth Central Middle School




Melursus ursinus
Conservation status: VULNERABLE (IUCN Red List
Drawings: Jay, Year 4, South Gosforth First School; ReubenYear 6, Gosforth Central Middle School


Prionailurus viverrinus
Conservation status: VULNERABLE (IUCN Red List
Drawing: Holly, Year 4, South Gosforth First School


Panthera pardus
Conservation status: VULNERABLE (IUCN Red List
Drawings: Samuel, Year 2, South Gosforth First School; BenYear 7, Gosforth Central Middle School


Prionailurus rubiginosus
Conservation status: NEAR THREATENED (IUCN Red List
Drawing: Idris, Year 5, Gosforth Central Middle School


Semnopithecus priam
Conservation status: NEAR THREATENED (IUCN Red List
Drawings: Joey, Year 8, Will, Daniel, Ethan and Alexander Year 5, Gosforth Central Middle School



Gyps bengalensis
Conservation status: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Population: 4,000-6,000, DECREASING

Resident countries include: India (extinct Malaysia)
Drawing: Lena, Year 2 and Matthew, Year 3, South Gosforth First School

Like other vulture species, white-rumped vultures are scavengers feeding on carrion. Vultures play a vital role as nature's waste disposal experts, keeping disease at bay. Over the last forty years the white-rumped vulture population has plummeted from several million to around 6,000. One of the main reasons for the catastrophic loss of many vulture species populations in India is due to the use of diclofenac and other drugs given to livestock which causes kidney failure in vultures. Read more:



Batagur baska

Conservation status: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Population: 100, DECREASING
Drawing: Freya, Year 2, South Gosforth First School

People's Trust for Endangered Species/Northern River Terrapin:

"Northern river terrapins are freshwater turtles that were once found in many of the large rivers and estuaries of the coastal district of the Sundarbans region. The Sundarbans are well known wetland, famed for their wildlife, which span India and Bangladesh. Even though large areas of the Sundarbans are now protected, unfortunately the long history of exploitation and lack of enforcement in both countries has resulted in catastrophe for these turtles." Read the complete article:



Micrixalus uttaraghati 

Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List
Drawing: Finlay, Year 5, Gosforth Central Middle School

Mongabay/India's Dancing Frogs:

"Unlike most other frog species, dancing frogs of the family Micrixalidae don’t vocalize to attract mates. They live in fast-flowing streams that would drown out any croaking or ribbiting. Instead, they wave their legs to attract mates, flashing their feet to signal their breeding prowess." Read the complete article:



Hierodula tenuidentata
Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN (IUCN Red List

Resident countries include: India and Malaysia
Drawings: Jenson, Year 3, South Gosforth First School; Arlo, Year 8, Gosforth Central Middle School

This wide-ranging mantis occurs from Armenia to Indonesia. Females are larger than males and can grown up to 7.5cm. Read more: 


Explore the intriguing species of the Malayan tigers' forest, including the Malay tapir, the wrinkled hornbill and the marbled cat illustrated by children from Singapore. Some Peninsular Malaysian species are also resident in Singapore and India.



Panthera tigris jacksoni
Population: 150DECREASING
Drawing: B, high school student, Singapore

Singapore Wildcat Action Group/Malayan Tiger:

"The Malayan tiger, Panthera tigris jacksoni, is named after renowned tiger conservationist Peter Jackson, in honour of his years of work for tigers. The sub-species, previously included as Indochinese tiger Panthera tigris corbetti is, now divided into two groups: one in northern Indochina and the other in the Malay Peninsula, which encompasses the southern end of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia...This unique species has once roamed the land in Singapore, but is now locally extinct since 1930 due to direct human impact." Read the complete description:


Tapirus indicus 
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List)
Population: 2,499DECREASING

Drawings: Ayan, high school student, Singapore (infant tapir); Mr Koltutsky, teacher, Singapore (adult tapir)

Malaysian Wildlife/Malay Tapir:

"The Malayan Tapir is one of the most iconic animals found in Malaysia. And it is the only surviving member of its species in Asia. Its distinctive ‘white coat’, from shoulders to stubby tail, make it a characteristic species throughout the Malaysian landscape. They have 14 toes in total: four on the front and three at the back. Hence, they are classified as perissodactyles (odd-toed ungulates), a group of herbivores that include horses, zebras and rhinos." Read the complete description:


Prionailurus planiceps 
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List)
Population: 2499DECREASING

Drawing: Ryann, high school student, Singapore

Panthera/Flat-headed Cat:

"The flat-headed cat is considered one of the most unique and unusual members of the cat family, with their long narrow head, flattened forehead, and eyes that are unusually far forward and close together. Thought to be most closely related to the leopard cat and fishing cat, they have a short, tubular body with relatively short, slender legs and a stubby tail. These felines come in various shades of brown with facial markings and banding on their legs and belly and soft dense fur..." Read the complete article:


Pardofelis marmorata 
Conservation status: NEAR THREATENED

Drawing: Jules, high school student, Singapore

Thai National Parks/Marbled Cat:

"The marbled cat is a small wild cat of South and Southeast Asia...The marbled cat was once considered to belong to the pantherine lineage of "big cats". Genetic analysis has shown it to be closely related to the Asian golden cat and the bay cat, all of which diverged from the other felids about 9.4 million years ago." Read the complete description:


Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN (IUCN Red List)
Resident countries include: Mayalsia, Singapore and India

Drawing: high school student, Singapore

Thai National Parks/Common Palm Civet:

The Asian palm civet is a viverrid native to South and Southeast Asia...In Indonesia, it is threatened by poaching and illegal wildlife trade; buyers use it for the increasing production of kopi luwak, a form of coffee that involves ingestion and excretion of the beans by the animal...The Asian palm civet's long, stocky body is covered with coarse, shaggy hair that is usually greyish in colour. It has a white mask across the forehead, a small white patch under each eye, a white spot on each side of the nostrils, and a narrow dark line between the eyes." Read the complete description:


Galeopterus variegatus
Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN (IUCN Red List)
Resident countries include: Mayalsia and Singapore 

Drawing: Vihan, high school student, Singapore

Thai National Parks/Sunda Flying Lemur:

"The Sunda flying lemur, also known as the Malayan flying lemur or Malayan colugo, is a species of colugo. Until recently, it was thought to be one of only two species of flying lemur, the other being the Philippine flying lemur which is found only in the Philippines...The Sunda flying lemur is not a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits." Read the complete description:




Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus
Conservation status: ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List)
Resident countries include: Mayalsia; EXTINCT Singapore

Drawing: S, high school student, Singapore

Thai National Parks/Wrinkled Hornbill:

"The wrinkled hornbill or Sunda wrinkled hornbill is a medium-large hornbill which is found in forest in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.The wrinkled hornbill is around 70 cm long, and has a very large bill that is fused to the skull. It has mainly black plumage, a blue eye-ring, and a broadly white or rufous-tipped tail. The male and female have different head and bill patterns. Males have bright yellow feathers on the auriculars, cheeks, throat, neck-sides and chest, but these areas are black in the female, except for the blue throat. The bill of the male is yellow with a red base and casque, and a brownish basal half of the lower mandible. The bill and casque of the female is almost entirely yellow." Read the complete description:



Belocercus longicaudus
Conservation status: VULNERABLE (IUCN Red List)
Resident countries include: Mayalsia and Singapore

Drawing: H, high school student, Singapore

Singapore Bird Group/Long-tailed Parakeet:

The Long-tailed Parakeet is a social bird found in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sumatra, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. In Singapore it a common parakeet, easily recognised by its long tail and loud screeching..." Read the complete article:


Calyptomena viridis
Conservation status: NEAR THREATENED (IUCN Red List)
Resident countries include: Mayalsia and Singapore

Drawing: high school student, Singapore

Thai National Parks/Green Broadbill:

"The green broadbill also known as the lesser green broadbill is a small bird in the family Calyptomenidae... The bird is about 17 cm long, plumaged in brilliant green with a black ear patch, widely gaped bill, rounded head, short tail and three black bars on each wing...It is often overlooked, as it sits motionless inside the canopy or just below, quickly flying to a new location if disturbed. Its foliage-green color provides excellent camouflage." Read the complete description:




Orlitia borneensis
Conservation status: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (IUCN Red List)

Drawing: N, high school student, Singapore

Malaysian Biodiversity Information System/Malaysian Giant Turtle:

"Malaysian Giant Turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in Southeast Asia. It’s native to Indonesia and Malaysia. It inhabits large lakes, swamps and slow flowing rivers. This species can be identified by the massive head, the mushroom-shaped vertebral scutes and the absence of greatly enlarged scales on the limbs." Read the complete description:




Rhacophorus nigropalmatus
Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN (IUCN Red List)

Drawing: Priyali Kamath, Singapore

Thai National Parks/Abah River Flying Frog:

"Wallace's flying frog or the Abah River flying frog is a moss frog found at least from the Malay Peninsula into western Indonesia...Its limbs are very long, and its fingers and toes are webbed right to the tips. Together with a fringe of skin stretching between the limbs, this flying frog can parachute to the forest floor from high in the trees where it is normally found." Read the complete description:


Meet some of our amazing Tiger Champion artists from Singapore and the UK who made beautiful drawings of tigers and wildlife from their landscapes. We would like to thank all participating artists for their substantial contribution to this project.





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Shh it's a Tiger! 2013 Biro drawing © Jane Lee McCracken

Jane Lee McCracken constructs intricate, multi-layered Biro drawings, sculptures, installations as well as product designs. Her work represents the beauty of life and its brutal realities, exploring the loss to both humans and animals caused by human destructiveness. She is the founder and CEO of Drawing for the Planet global art, environmental education and conservation charity. 

Over the last decade, she has raised funds for conservation organisations through her art and delivered drawing and environmental education workshops to thousands of people across the world. In 2019 she founded the Where Did All the Animals Go? project in partnership with Born Free and in 2021 Drawing for the Planet. Explore Jane's art:


Born Free works tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs. As a leading wildlife charity, they oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belong – in the wild.

Born Free promotes Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats while respecting the needs and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals. They seek to have a positive impact on animals in the wild and protect their ecosystems in perpetuity, for their own intrinsic value and for the critical roles they play within the natural world.

Visit Born Free here:

The Tigers' Forest Project Ambassador

Ayan Kamath Mehra is a 10th grade student in Singapore, and a Born Free Foundation Youth Ambassador. For as long as he can remember, Ayan has loved nature and all wild things. In 2019, at the age of 11, he travelled to South Africa, where he was awestruck at the magical abundance of wildlife on safari. Yet, he noticed that rhinos – his favorite animal – were scarce. Through the book The Elephant Whisperer by renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony, Ayan learned about the horrifying ways rhinos are being poached for their horns. From then on, Ayan has merged his passions for art and wildlife to create @ayansartforconservation, which raises awareness and funding for endangered species around the world through his writing, talks and art. Ayan said:

"I am excited to be the project ambassador for The Tigers' Forest, because art has the power to deeply connect human beings and the animals we draw. Art happens when observation and imagination take flight. As we observe animals, and imagine their futures, we bond more deeply with planet Earth and all its wonderful wild things. With my roots in India and Singapore, I am particularly excited to support the tiger, and all the animals that live in its magnificent ecosystem."

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The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), a pan-India wildlife research organization, has been promoting the cause of nature conservation since 1883.

BNHS Mission: Conservation of nature, primarily biological diversity through action based on research, education and public awareness

BNHS Vision: Premier independent scientific organization with a broad based constituency, excelling in the conservation of threatened species and habitats.

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We are passionate about the conservation of all wildcat species and we have a special love for the Malayan tiger.

We believe in taking meaningful action that helps us achieve our mission of building grassroot support for wildcat conservation and to realize our goal of raising funds to protect the world’s remaining 200 Malayan tigers living in the wild.

We are a group of volunteers who joined forces in 2019 with a belief that together, we can multiply our efforts and compound our results.

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