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.