Ajitora (“Aji” | 小虎亞吉 | अजीतोरा | আজিতরা |アジトラ | 아지호랑) is a cyber tiger born from the Internet Root. Zapped into life when the Himalayas was connected by WiFi, Ajitora is a cheerful, energetic and curious tiger on a never-ending journey to meet new friends. Aji is the Stakeholder Engagement Manger of DotAsia, and is an official Tx2 Ambassador promoting the goal to #doubletigers in the wild by 2022 (the next year of the tiger), supported by WWF, TRAFFIC and the 13 Tiger Range Countries across Asia.
Aji represents the focal point of a multidimensional approach to support Asia tigers, bringing together stakeholders contributing to technologies, policies and public awareness. Unknowingly, the Internet is fast becoming the #1 threat to tigers. Proliferation of illegal wildlife trade online, coupled with abusive mining of social media data for criminal poaching and deforestation activities are threatening the survival of tigers and other wildlife. Meanwhile Internet technologies can also be deployed to support the restoration of wildlife ecologies.
Inspired by tigers’ symbolic meanings for sustainable development and a collaborative Asia, Aji has a mission to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), bringing awareness of how we are all connected. As the Asian Tiger and Tiger Cub Economies roar forward in the Asia Century ahead, Asia’s ecology must #RoarForward Together!