The Russian Far East is home to 450 Amur tigers. The Russian government has expanded protected areas for tigers, leopards and other large predators, but has struggled to make these places accessible and embraced by the local communities.
Tigers for Tigers has been working with WWF-Russia, protected-area managers in the Russian Far East, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to share strategies for building community support and implement trainings to empower local communities. This partnership is poised to grow, and offers many opportunities for educational exchanges and pilot projects between the two nations.
Russian Far East
Sikhole Alin Nature Preserve, Russia
Pench and Kanha National Parks in Central India provide excellent habitat and protection for tigers, however habitat loss is threatening their ability to travel between the two parks. Tigers for Tigers is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and WWF-India to create a protected and functional wildlife corridor between Pench and Kanha National Parks by conserving critical tiger habitat.
In the Fall 2015 semester, Tigers for Tigers students raised $4000 to support this project.
Pench - Kanha Corridor, India
We want to become one of the leading authorities on tiger conservation by supporting local conservation efforts in critical tiger conservation landscapes.