Western Wildlife Managers’ Team

The Western team is based in Dalnerechensk city in the central – northern part of the Primorsky region, an area still rich in biodiversity and covered with coniferous forests. In 2007, the team drew up 81 citations for violations of hunting regulations, 6 reports on violations of fishing regulations, 22 reports on illegal logging, and also seized 28 illegal rifles and initiated 15 criminal proceedings. Продолжить

Khabarovsky Team

Phoenix has been supporting the Khabarovsky anti-poaching team of Inspection Tiger since 2001. The team consists of three experienced rangers and covers the southern part of the Khabarovsky region and northern border of the tiger habitat. In 2002 alone, the rangers confiscated three tiger skins from local villagers. Since its establishment, the team has drawn over 250 citations for violations of hunting regulations, confiscated 100 illegal rifles, 103 fishing nets and rescued several orphaned tiger cubs. Occasionally, the team is involved in the investigation of conflict tiger cases. The rangers also give lectures on ecological and nature conservation problems at local schools. Продолжить

Anyuisky National Park Asks for Help

Yesterday Director of the Anyuisky National Park Alexander Samarin contacted Phoenix. Alexander explained why he could not go on with protection of the Park: “There only 1250 rubles (equivalent of $40) left on our bank account, and we are not able to pay for fuels to conduct anti-poaching patrols next month.” Продолжить

Alarming Results of Amur Tiger Monitoring Programm

The estimated world-wide wild population of 100,000 tigers around 1900 has declined to as few as 3,000 individuals today and four tiger subspecies have become extinct in the wild. While tiger numbers have plummeted almost everywhere over their vast range in Asia over the past century, the Russian population showed a remarkable opposite trend. Продолжить