Where they live: Russian Far East and neighboring regions
How many remain: Fewer than 500
Major threats: Poaching of tigers and their prey, habitat loss, and disease (emerging threat)
Projects we support: Anti-poaching efforts, Tiger Health Support Program
Amur tigers, native to the forests of the Russian Far East and other nearby regions, are the largest cats in the world. Sadly, they are also one of the most endangered. Poaching of tigers and their prey is the number one threat to the Amur tiger’s survival. Habitat loss also threatens the Amur tiger, and infectious disease is an emerging threat.
In the Russian Far East, our campaign is supporting the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to curb poaching using more effective patrolling and monitoring techniques. We’re also supporting training opportunities for Russian veterinarians and research efforts to understand the source of the canine distemper virus that threatens Amur tigers.
To find out more, download our campaign materials:
Description of Amur tiger projects
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