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Please Help Tigers

Please help save Sumatran tigers. There are fewer than 400 left, and that number’s going down. Despite an unrelenting effort from conservation teams, there are still not enough areas protected to stop poachers seeping through and setting their deadly snares.

We’re their only hope, and without action soon, we’ll lose them forever.

That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation today. By donating just £10 you could help pay for a ranger’s rations – allowing them to stay out on patrol, removing snares before they can clamp a tiger’s leg.

If we want a world with wild tigers – true tigers, free from metal cages, then we must make a stand here. We must not lose them from Sumatra.

Through your donations, we’re putting rangers in place. We’re training and equipping them to remove the snares and keep the poachers away. Your donations could help give Sumatran tigers their only chance to be safe in the wild once more.

How FFI is helping save the Sumatran tiger.

To conserve tigers, FFI applies its tried and tested best practice strategies through:

Robust law enforcement

We have trained more than 500 dedicated national park and community forest rangers who conduct anti-poaching forest patrols, removing snares and deterring would-be poachers.

This work is supported by a carefully cultivated network of local informants, who play a key role in guiding patrols to tackle active poaching and supporting undercover investigations to identify tiger poachers and traders. Teams then work with the relevant authorities to support law enforcement and prosecution of poachers and traders. We have also set up a local network for recording and reporting illegal logging.

Human-tiger conflict mitigation 

Tigers, especially young transients looking to establish their own home range, occasionally wander out of the forest and into farmland. Usually the tiger simply passes through and safely returns back to the forest, but sometimes it will take a cow or a dog and – very rarely – attack a person.

To address local concerns and prevent retaliatory killing of real or perceived ‘problem tigers’, swift responses from conservation teams are needed. We have established rapid response units that react quickly to human-tiger conflict and have prevented many unnecessary killings and captures of wild tigers.

Occasionally, tigers may be caught in snare traps, set by farmers for crop-raiding wild pigs. In these cases, we rapidly mobilise veterinary support to care for the tiger, with a primary aim of releasing a fully recovered animal back into the wild.

Population monitoring

To assess the impact of the conservation work we carry out with our partners, we set remotely activated camera traps in the forest to monitor tiger population trends – this monitoring supports and informs protection and conservation strategies.

Who are FFI?

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s oldest international conservation charity. Over the last 100 years, we have been on almost every frontline of conservation and literally saved species from extinction. We work to protect plants and animals around the globe – never wasting enormous sums of money on excessive publicity or silly gimmicks – instead spending 94% of our income on charitable activities.

If you value the natural world – if you think it should be protected for its own sake as well as humanity’s – then please support Fauna & Flora International.
Sir David Attenborough OM FRS Vice-president and FFI member since 1959

Where your donation goes

A donation of £32
could help buy charging units for telephones, essential for communication on investigations
A donation of £72
could buy first aid kits to treat injured rangers whilst out on patrol
A donation of £3000
could help get two extra rangers into the field to prevent poaching