Thank you for donating to our Protecting Tigers project. Your support helps to fund our ground-based conservation partners who work tirelessly to ensure the continued survival of tigers in the wild.
The Amur tiger, native to Russia, has been on the brink of extinction for several years. DSWF funds ground-based conservation partners Phoenix Fund, who work to protect the Amur tiger in its natural habitat through law enforcement, community engagement and by raising vital awareness.
In the last year alone, rangers supported by Phoenix Fund covered a patrol distance of 388,235km2 by vehicle, 22,527km2 on foot, 12,292km2 by boat and many more square kilometres via snowmobile, quad bike and cross-country vehicle highlighting the rugged and difficult terrain in which they operate. Amur tigers live in one of the most remote places in the world, so in order to protect them effectively, rangers must travel huge distances.
Through this extensive coverage, rangers have made the successful apprehension and discoveries, demonstrating that the law enforcement efforts of the project are having measurable impacts on wildlife in the area.
Throughout the year, Phoenix Fund also holds a variety of eco-lessons, exhibitions, clean-up actions and art contests which increase children’s awareness of the importance of nature conservation. Nearly 3,500 children attended these events, ranging from ages between 4 and 18, as well as just under 400 adults. As a resul0,t children, their family and friends will grow up into a well-informed and environmentally-conscious adult.
Thanks to your donation, these activities can continue to be held, protecting the endangered Amur tiger in its natural habitat, and ensuring the protection for years to come.