AMUR TIGER CONSERVATION

AMUR TIGER QUICK FACTS

WHERE THEY LIVE: Russian Far East and neighboring regions of China
HOW MANY REMAIN: Around 500
MAJOR THREATS: Poaching, habitat loss, tiger-human conflict, and disease
PROJECTS WE SUPPORT: Anti-poaching Efforts, Logging Road Closures

Amur tigers are the largest cats in the world.  Sadly, they are also one of the most endangered.  Amur tigers are native to the forests of the Russian Far East and northeast China.  Only around 500 wild Amur tigers remain, almost all in the Russian Far East.  The number one threat to their survival is poaching of tigers and their prey.  Habitat loss and infectious diseases also threaten the Amur tiger.  The Tiger Conservation Campaign funds projects to help save wild Amur tigers and we need your support!

In national parks and wildlife reserves in the Russian Far East, our Campaign supports the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to curb poaching. At the heart of these efforts is a strategy that holds anti-poaching teams accountable for their work, provides incentives to those that do a good job, and empowers wildlife managers with information to improve patrolling.  When you pitch in to support our Tiger Conservation Campaign, your help rangers and project staff who dedicate their lives to protecting tigers.

In unprotected areas of the Russian Far East, our Campaign also supports efforts to work with logging companies to close unneeded forest roads, to prevent poachers from accessing important areas used by Amur tigers.  The number and extent of roads in Amur tiger habitat has exploded in recent decades.  You can make a difference today by supporting a project that partners with the largest logging company in the region to close roads and prevent poaching.

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To find out more, download our campaign materials: DESCRIPTION OF AMUR TIGER PROJECTS

 

Amur tigers in the wild are threatened by poaching. Scientists monitor them through camera trap photos like this one. Photo: WCS-Russia. High-quality patrols are occurring in almost all protected areas with Amur tigers. While the majority of patrols are conducted in vehicles, data reveal that the most effective patrols are conducted on foot. Photo: WCS-Russia. Tiger Conservation Campaign funds are used to support anti-poaching patrols in the Russian Far East. Photo: WCS-Russia.
Poachers often use roads at night to search for wildlife using spotlights. Photo: WCS-Russia. Tigers also use roads in the Russian Far East. Our campaign is supporting WCS field staff to work with logging companies to identify and close old logging roads in Amur tiger areas – thereby reducing poacher access. Photo: WCS-Russia. One method of closing unneeded logging roads is by bulldozing huge piles of dirt to block access. Photo: WCS-Russia.

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