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Conserving Sumatran tigers in Kerinci Seblat National Park

Project lead: Abdul Hadison

Fauna & Flora is working with park authorities and local communities to protect the critically endangered Sumatran tiger from illegal hunting and human-wildlife conflict in Kerinci Seblat National Park.

Our work with Sumatran tigers

Fauna & Flora is helping park authorities and a specialist team to monitor Sumatran tigers and their prey, conduct SMART patrols, improve law enforcement monitoring systems and mentor park staff to build their biodiversity monitoring skills. 

The Kerinci Seblat National Park management authority also conducts human-wildlife conflict mitigation, responds to wildlife emergencies and works to secure key tiger habitats in and around the park, with the support of our team. 

Project goals

Fauna & Flora has been working with the park authorities and local communities to strengthen tiger protection through forest patrols, partnerships that focus on fighting illegal wildlife trade, building infrastructure in buffer zones of conservation areas and mitigating human-tiger conflict.

Our impact

The work of the tiger protection units has led to the successful prosecution of dozens of poachers and traders. Following years of unprecedented pressure from organised illegal wildlife trade syndicates, there is growing evidence that the poaching threat is reducing, while tiger populations are stable in the project’s focus areas.

Project partners

This project has been delivered in partnership with Kerinci Seblat National Park. 


We are grateful for financial support from the UK government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, the Wildcats Conservation Alliance, the United Nations Development Programme’s Global Environment Finance Unit, the IUCN and KfW. 

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Abdul Hadison

Kerinci Seblat Landcape Programme Manager, Fauna & Flora Indonesia Programme