Tiger Projects Russia

Located in Northern Eurasia, Russia is the largest country in the world totaling over 17,000,000km² in size. However the Panthera tigris altaica (Amur tiger) is only found in two areas in the Russian Far East, the primary population covers 156,000 sq km in Primosky and Khabarovski Krais, and another small population occurs on the Russia-China border and into northeast China. From 2013 our projects in Russia are run by our sister organisation, the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance.

Learn more about the Amur tiger.

 

Current Projects

Current Russia projects through our sister organisation ALTA.

Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance

Past Projects

Anti-Poaching Activities in Northern Primorye 2011-12

This project is fully-funded by Dreamworld

phx_lazovsky_patrol8_2012Phoenix 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. These are source sites for tigers and protection of such areas is therefore vital for tiger conservation in Russia. An integral part of the project is environmental education.

In addition to this work, the grant has been used to support the very popular Annual Tiger Day Festivals and the Phoenix art competition to design a 2011 calendar to inspire local communities.

 

Environmental Education as a Means to Conserve the Amur Tiger 2011-2012

Eco classes 2 2006 © PhoenixThe 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.

 

 

Amur Tiger conservation in Zov Tigra National Park 2011-2012

phx_tigertracks_2009This project aims to strengthen anti-poaching and habitat protection activities in Zov Tigra 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.

 

Anti-Poaching Activities in Lazovsky Reserve/Zapovednik 2007-2012

This project is fully funded by Dreamworld

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In Lazovsky nature reserve in the south-east of Primorsky region, Southern Russian Far East, on the Sea of Japan, this Phoenix project supports a nine-man anti-poaching team specially trained and equipped to conduct anti-poaching patrols and to investigate human-tiger conflicts.

 

 

 

Support for Udege National Park 2010

This project is fully-funded by Kolmarden Fundraising Foundation.

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.

 

Anti-Poaching Activities in Northern Primorye 2010-11

This project is fully-funded by Dreamworld

Federal and regional budgets only cover basic needs so this project will fund fuel, spare and repair parts, field expenditures and equipment to enable the team to work effectively.

In addition to this work, the grant has been used to support the very popular Annual Tiger Day Festivals and the Phoenix art competition to design a 2011 calendar to inspire local communities.

 

Amur Tiger Conservation in 2010

This Phoenix Fund  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.

 

Amur Tiger Conservation 2008

Eco lessons from Yuri Trush 2007 © Phoenix

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 Phoenix Fund project focuses on environmental education and outreach with the local people.

 

The Khabarovsky Team’s Anti-poaching Activities of Inspection Tiger 2007 – 10

This Project is fully-funded by Dreamworld on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Through Phoenix Fund, 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.

General Operating Support for Phoenix Fund 2007 – 08

This fully-funded grant  from Dreamworld on the Gold Coast of Australia supports the work of Phoenix, a Russian conservation NGO founded in 1997 by a group of Russian and U.S. specialists.

Primorye in the Russian Far East is a biodiversity hotspot where highly endangered Amur tiger and leopard still exist in the wild. Phoenix has been successful implementing conservation projects and raising funds for them, but securing funds for organization has been a difficulty. To continue its successful conservation projects Phoenix needs support for its specialists.

 

Environmental education and outreach 2007

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 Phoenix Fund project focused on environmental education and outreach with the local people.

Western Wildlife Manager’s Team 2007 – 2011

This project is fully-funded by Kolmarden Fundraising Foundation.

The funding of the Phoenix 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.

 

Environmental education and outreach in the Russian Far East 2006

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 Phoenix Fund project focuses on environmental education and outreach with the local people.

 Fighting for the Minds 2005

Phoenix strongly believe that continuous education and outreach will strengthen tiger conservation in the region and ensure the future for the endangered species.

 

Siberian tiger project 2005 – 09

WCS‘s 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.

 

Amur tiger conservation in Verkhnebikinski wildlife refuge 2005 – 06

Saving the Amur tiger depends ultimately on the Russian people, especially those living within the tiger habitat. With less than 500 Amur tigers left in the wild, environmental education and outreach can play a major role in tiger conservation. This Phoenix project  focused on local people and younger generations.

 

Save the Amur tiger for future generations 2005

This project from Wildlife Foundation aimed to increase knowledge of young people about Amur tiger conservation and its habitat through education.

 

Winter Survey 2005

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.

 

Amur tiger conservation in Verkhnebikinsky Wildlife Refuge 2004- 05

Saving the Amur tiger depends ultimately on the Russian people, especially those living within the tiger habitat. With less than 500 Amur tigers left in the wild, environmental education and outreach can play a major role in tiger conservation. This Phoenix project  focused on the Verkhnebikinsky (Upper Bikin) Wildlife Refuge in Northern Primorye.

 

Amur tiger Education and Awareness 2004

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 it makes sense for one central organisation to produce materials that can be used across the country.

 

Fire-Fighting in Amur tiger habitat in the Russian Far East 2003

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 extinquished 49 different fires in a variety of landscape during 2003.

 

Environmental education and outreach in the Russian Far East 2003 – 5

To strengthen conservation of the Amur tigers, their habitat and prey and ensure long-term survival of the tigers in Primorye, Russian Far East, Phoenix Fund ran a project that combined public and state law enforcement activities, environmental education and outreach.

 

Inspection Tiger 1999 – 2000

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.

 

Amur Tigers and Far Eastern Leopards; Research, Training, and Capacity Building 2009 – 10

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.