Tiger Landscape: Amur-Heilong
The northern-most tiger landscapeThe vast forests of the Russian Far East are home to largest unfragmented tiger population in the world.
Nevertheless, poaching of tigers and prey, increased logging and road construction, forest fires and inadequate law enforcement threaten the continued survival of Amur tigers in this landscape.
WWF's work here includes:
- Antipoaching efforts
WWF, Phoenix Fund, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are active in antipoaching patrols in key areas of Russia's Primosrki and Khabarobvski provinces
- Recovery of prey species
WWF regularly surveys prey species populations, has pushed for sustainable hunting regulations, and has proposed a recovery plan for ungulates to the government.
- Tiger monitoring
WWF conducts annual surveys of tiger populations with WCS, and is undertaking research as to whether Amur tigers have re-established a viable population in northeast China.
- Protected area network
In partnership with the Russian authorities and other NGOs, we are helping to establish Econet, an ecological network of protected areas that will become a well-connected habitat for the tiger. This involves setting up new protected areas and improving management of the whole protected area system. Work is integrated with forest and freshwater initiatives in the Russian Far East.
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