The Pheonix Fund intends to provide anti-poaching protection for the rarest cat on earth--the Amur leopard. There are only 30 of these cats left.
The Amur leopard is the most endangered feline in the world. It is on the brink of extinction. The population of these leopards consists of 30 cats who inhabit the southwest of the Russian Far East. Poaching is the main threat to the survival of the Amur Leopard. The Pheonix Fund will support law enforcement in preventing the illegal hunting of the Amur Leopard.
We will provide a highly skilled, mobile, law enforcement team with essential equipment and daily allowance for regular anti-poaching patrols to be conducted in the Leopard Land. Our team will help to protect the ecosystem of the forest.
We will substantially reduce poaching of the Amur Leopard through strengthing law enforcement and habitat protection, improving data collection and nature protection legislation, educating the public, and engaging local communities in conservation efforts.
In Russia's Red Book of Endangered species the Amur leopard is attributed to Category I as the rarest, placed on the brink of extinction. It needs our help more then any other big cat on the planet! - Victoria Molchanova , Conservation projects coordinator at Phoenix Fund
Total Funding Received to Date: $24,091
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,909
Total Funding Goal: $30,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).