Lifestyle Pets As Global Tiger Day Approaches, There's Good News About the Number of Tigers Remaining in the Wild Dave Salmoni recently stopped by the PEOPLE Now studios to talk up Project CAT By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 24, 2018 03:41 PM Share Tweet Pin Email In 2010, there were less than 3,500 tigers remaining in the wild. But there is finally some good news for these majestic beasts: for the first time ever, their numbers are increasing. On Tuesday, animal expert Dave Salmoni popped into the PEOPLE Now studios — with an adorable sidekick, 2-month-old baby tiger Olive — to talk about work being done by Project CAT in Asia to save tigers ahead of Global Tiger Day, July 29. “We almost lost the tigers all together,” he said, citing the competition with humans for land and food in the areas of Asia in which both species live. The “conservation plan” involves trying to figure out what tigers need — and also what people need to coexist with them. Project CAT, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, is aiming to double the tiger population by the year 2022. “It’s a big, big project,” Salmoni said. But “with any species, everybody has a skill — research the animal, the people getting involved, the way you want to get involved and what your skills might do to help.” For more on Project CAT, watch the clip above and visit projectcat.discovery.com.