Amur Tiger Conservation Project
To protect Amur tigers, their habitat and prey base in Russia
Primorye in the south of the Russian Far East represents the only area in the world where both Siberian / Amur tigers and leopards (Panthera tigris altaica and Panthera pardus orientalis) still exist in the wild. With fears growing, as once seemingly stable numbers seem to be falling again, this project addresses the many threats Amur tigers face. Not only are they being poached for body parts but human encroachment, habitat destruction and prey depletion drive tigers to human settlements and endanger lives of both man and tiger. To strengthen the conservation of Amur tigers, their habitat and prey, and to ensure the long-term survival of tigers, Phoenix Fund, supported by 21st Century Tiger, run a project that combines environmental law enforcement, ecological education and outreach with rehabilitation.
21st Century Tiger was established as a unique wild tiger conservation partnership between the Zoological Society of London and Global Tiger Patrol, a UK-based conservation agency prioritising protection of the tiger in the field. 21st Century Tiger works in close partnership with Russian counterparts in order to develop the capacity within the country to sustain conservation work through the generations. 21st Century Tiger works with many zoos wishing to support tiger conservation in Russia or elsewhere.
WAZA Conservation Project 10013 is implemented by Phoenix Fund, with support provided by the many zoos that contibute to 21st Century Tiger. Other stakeholders involved in the project include the US Fish & Wildlife Service and Save the Tiger Fund.
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