Support this University of Montana wildlife project designed to strengthen predator/prey
Protecting Tigers and Prey in the Russian Far East
Only some 500 Amur (Siberian) tiger survive in the remote Sikhote-Alin region of eastern Russia. Present and future Amur tiger generations depend on prey abundance, in particular wild boar and red deer. These two species are also vital for the food security of rural people and form an important part of their regional culture.
University of Montana graduate student Scott Waller set up a cooperative project with local communities and Russian scientists to study the abundance of, and threats to, the tiger’s prey species. Climate change has made conventional snow-tracking surveys unreliable. Scott’s work with multiple camera traps tests innovative approaches to surveying and monitoring of species. His goal is to produce cost-effective, accurate data for sustainable management programs. The results will benefit tigers, deer, boar (and other wildlife) and, last but not least, the local inhabitants as well.
The COVID-19 pandemic compromises Scott’s funding. Conservation Frontlines appeals for your assistance to cover un-met budget items, including salaries for Russian field staff, equipment, repairs and supplies.
Small donations add up! Please help fund this important work.