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Please Help Tigers
Please help save wild tigers. Found solely in a diminishing number of forests of Asia, they are one of the most majestic species on the planet.
But there are desperately few left, and every year more are dying than are being born. Despite an unrelenting effort from conservation teams, there is not yet enough protection in the field to stop the poaching.
Tigers themselves are totally helpless against a poacher’s snares and guns – rangers are their only hope, and unless we can get more into the field, 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 another day on patrol, deterring poachers and removing snares before they can clamp a tiger’s leg.
To conserve tigers, Fauna & Flora applies its tried and tested best practice strategies through:
Robust law enforcement
We have trained hundreds of rangers who conduct anti-poaching forest patrols, removing snares and deterring would-be poachers.
This work is supported by carefully cultivated information networks of local people who want to protect tigers. They play a key role in guiding patrols to tackle active poaching and supporting undercover investigations by law enforcement units to identify tiger poachers and traders. Our teams then work with the relevant authorities to support prosecution of poachers and traders.
Human-tiger conflict mitigation
Tigers have large home ranges. Young tigers seeking to establish a territory, or older tigers living in marginal habitat and driven out by dominant males, may find themselves competing for space with humans.
Occasionally they wander out of the forest and into farmland. Usually the tiger simply passes through and safely returns 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. Collaborative rapid response units have been set up to react quickly to human-tiger conflict to prevent unnecessary killing and capture of wild tigers.
Occasionally, tigers may be caught in snare traps, set by poachers – or by farmers for crop-raiding wild pigs. In these cases, together with governemnt agencies, we rapidly mobilise veterinary support to care for the tiger, with a primary aim of releasing a fully recovered animal back into the wild.
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 tiger protection and conservation strategies.
Fauna & Flora is the world’s oldest international conservation charity. Over the last 100 years, we have been on almost every front line of conservation and literally saved species from extinction. We work to protect plants and animals around the globe, and never waste money by spending enormous sums 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.
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