|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Jackson, P. & Nowell, K.
||Nowell, K., Breitenmoser-Wursten, C., Breitenmoser, U. & Schipper, J.
Caspian Tigers and their large ungulate prey were found in the sparse forest habitats and riverine corridors west (Turkey) and south (Iran) of the Caspian Sea and west through Central Asia into the Takla Makan desert of Xinjiang, China (Nowell and Jackson 1996, Abdukadir and Breitenmoser 2008). Its extinction can be attributed to hunting of both tigers and their prey, habitat loss and conversion, and increased vulnerability of small populations (Sunquist et al. 1999). The last Caspian Tiger was seen in the early 1970s, and there are none in captivity (Nowell and Jackson 1996).
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2008 – Extinct (EX)
- 2003 – Extinct (EX)
- 1965 – Very rare and believed to be decreasing in numbers
- 1965 – Status inadequately known-survey required or data sought