Amur tiger

    Every second day, at least one Amur tiger is killed due to poaching, and there are only around 500 individuals left in the wild.

    The only areas where Amur tigers can still be found in the wild are in eastern Russia and certain parts of China. For that reason, Kolmården Foundation supports the Russian conservation organization Phoenix Fund which works to save tigers from extinction.

    Even though the tiger is protected by international law, it is still threatened by poaching and destruction of its natural environment.

    Due to the economic restrictions in Sweden against Russia, no money can be transferred to Phoenix Fund at the moment.

    Phoenix Fund educates and prevents poaching

    During many years, the Phoenix Fund has fought to protect the tiger and its habitats. The organization develops methods to avoid poaching, hunting of pray and work to strengthen the protection of the animals natural environment.

    The Phoenix Fund also focuses on engaging the locals in the conservation work concerning the tigers. They support the building of eco centers, a place where children can come to learn about how the tiger influences the ecosystems.

    The work of the Phoenix Fund follows the global plan to save the Amur tiger (Global Tiger Recovery Program) and helps to strengthen the national conservation work in Russia.

    Conservation work in Primorsky, Russia

    Conservation work is carried out over five different areas in the Primorsky region in eastern Russia, where the amur tiger lives. With contributions from Kolmården Foundation, the work against poaching has been made more efficient over the years. New equipment, as well as methods for solving crime are used by forest guards to prevent illegal activities in the area.

    In areas where conservation work is carried out, there is also an increase in tigers. The new ways of working have increased the number of both arrested poachers and confiscated weapons. The Phoenix Fund strives to not only protect tigers, but also other threatened species in the area and prevent deforestation. Since 2005 Kolmården has donated 1.8 million sek for conservation work carried out by the Phoenix Fund.