ZSL worked with Lazovsky Zapovednik (LZ) and Zov Tigra (ZT) in collaboration with Phoenix Fund and WCS Russia, to develop a holistic programme that integrated anti-poaching management with tiger monitoring. This project was funded 2009 – 2021.
This project is located in five protected areas across Primorsky krai and south of Khabarovsky krai that is home to endangered Amur tigers and Amur leopards. The goal of the project is to stabilize Amur tiger and leopard populations through anti-poaching and environmental education activities. This project has been replaced by the three year Amur tiger and Amur leopard conservation project.
Refurbishment of a truck as a mobile veterinary treatment centre, large enough to accommodate four people, with a holding facility and fully equipped as a treatment centre for injured wild tigers in the Ussuriysk region of Primorski Krai.
Reducing the loss of wild tigers from the wild by mitigating human-tiger conflicts.
Phoenix Fund is expanding the use of SMART monitoring from five to seven federal-level protected areas in Khabarovskii Krai.
Specialist vet Dr John Lewis will spend two months in the Russian Far East working on a variety of activities with wild Amur tigers and Amur leopards.
The compensation plan provided by the Phoenix Fund is essential to the survival of the Amur leopard. With the farmers being compensated for the loss of deer in their farms, the need to kill the Amur leopard responsible is removed, therefore ensuring their survival.
Phoenix is supporting anti-poaching activities in four protected areas of Primorye, namely Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve, Lazovsky Nature Reserve, Zov Tigra National Park and Sikhote-Alinsky Biosphere Nature Reserve.
This project aims to strengthen anti-poaching and habitat protection activities in Udege Legend National Park through conducting regular patrols, supplying rangers with fuel and spare parts as the Federal Government does not yet allocate enough funds for the Park to work in full force and in the most efficient way.
In Lazovsky Nature Reserve in the south-east of Primorsky region, Southern Russian Far East, on the Sea of Japan, this project supports a nine-man anti-poaching team specially trained and equipped to conduct anti-poaching patrols and to investigate human-tiger conflicts.
The Phoenix Fund is running an intensive tiger education and outreach programme comprising in-school and outdoor activities with a focus on Krasnoarmeisky district, where Udege Legend National Park was established three years ago.
This project is developing a database on the subpopulation of Amur tiger ecology in Southwest Primorye for use in conservation planning. Data is needed to identify movement corridors (or the lack thereof) between this population and the main population to the north, and between Russia and important habitats in China; and to identify problems associated with inbreeding and disease for both tigers and leopards in the area. It also serves an important training and capacity building function for young biologists and conservationists in Russia.
This project combines rehabilitation of wild tigers, rescued during tiger-human conflict investigation, and ecological education and outreach activities in Amur tiger habitat, including organising the now famous Tiger Day Festivals across the Russian Far East.
This project supports the work of the Khabarovsky Anti-poaching team; three experienced rangers who cover the southern part of Khabarovsky region and northern Primorye. The rangers raise awareness by taking part in environmental education at local schools.
To strengthen conservation of the Amur tigers, their habitat and prey and ensure long-term survival of the tigers in Primorye, Russian Far East, this project focuses on environmental education and outreach with the local people.
Phoenix has been successful implementing conservation projects and raising funds for them, but securing funds for the organisation has been a difficulty. To continue its successful conservation projects Phoenix needs support for its specialists.
The funding of the Western Wildlife Managers by Kolmarden Fundraising Foundation aims to strengthen the combined efforts of the state and public anti-poaching teams to ensure sound protection for the tiger habitat and populations. The team focus on investigating wildlife crimes, arresting perpetrators and confiscating weapons and equipment used by the poachers
To strengthen conservation of the Amur tigers, their habitat and prey and ensure long-term survival of the tigers in Primorye, Russian Far East, this project focused on environmental education and outreach with the local people.
The long term Siberian Tiger Project in the Russian Far East focuses on tiger-human conflict mitigation, intensive training and capacity building, and scientific research. Although showing some signs of recovery, the Amur or Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) remains severely threatened.
This project focused on local people and the younger generations of the Verkhnebikinsky (Upper Bikin) Wildlife Refuge in Northern Primorye.
This project from Wildlife Foundation aimed to increase knowledge of young people about Amur tiger conservation and its habitat through education.
This project was designed to conduct a full range survey of Amur tigers in the Russian Far East to determine the range and status of the entire population. Just as importantly, the survey was also designed to provide an assessment of prey abundance across the tiger range.
As more and more Russian zoos are taking up the modern philosophy of being centres of education and support for conservation it is becoming increasingly apparent that they, and the schools they serve, lack decent educational materials to allow them to fulfil this role. As money is scarce in schools and zoos this project produced materials used across the country.
Studies have shown how fire damage to tiger landscape in the Russian Far East is a real cause of diminishing habitat, pushing the Amur Tiger and especially the leopard ever closer to extinction. This Tigris Project supported a five man fire fighting team through the height of the fire season and eextinguished49 different fires in a variety of landscape during 2003.
Monitoring tigers to better understand conflict situations in the Russian Far East and working with the State Inspection Tiger response team to provide assistance and expertise.
This WildAid project Inspection Tiger focused on strengthening the war against poaching, establishing closer collaborative ties with other wildlife law-enforcement agencies and garnering greater public attention toward the threat of extinction for Far Eastern species of plants and animals.
Two public environmental investigation teams were established in March 2001 to enhance the protection work of the state agencies. Both teams organised lectures and gave talks on conservation in a number of local schools and children’s centres.