FREELAND Foundation in conjunction with park based staff of Thai Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has been operating this project since 2010 with funding from 21stCentury Tiger. The project will strengthen protection for tigers in Thailand’s Pang Sida National Park.
Pang Sida National Park is located in the Prachinburi and Sa Kaew Provinces which fall into two geographical regions of Thailand, the Northeast and Southeast. Known as the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai – Forest Complex, the area consists of over 6,000km2 of suitable tiger habitat.
The primary aim of this project is to initiate the provision of professional development for park rangers in order to build their capacity to protect wildlife populations, especially tigers. All levels of park staff participate so that their ability and understanding of data collection, analysis and strategic planning can be implemented into park protection measures. The main objectives are:
Institutionalising violation and wildlife data collection
Providing technical equipment to rangers
Conducting baseline wildlife assessments in conjunction with on-the job training for rangers
Continuing MIST training.
FREELAND has already successfully established the presence of a significant tiger population in the central and southern sections of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai World Heritage site (DP-KY), specifically in Pang Sida National Park thus raising the profile of the site as an important tiger conservation location.
Due to the sensitive nature of this project, some reports are not available for download.