Amur tiger European breeding programme

Amur tiger in camera trap

The Amur tiger can be found in the Russian Far East and NE China. There are approximately 450 individuals left in the wild and they are classified as Endangered. The main threats to the Amur tiger are habitat loss and poaching.

There are currently 287 Amur tigers in the European breeding programme (Europe and Russia) and this population provides an opportunity for research and training for field vets and scientists, raises awareness of their wild cousins and helps generates funds for in situ work. It also provides an insurance population should a reintroduction be necessary at some point in the future.

Key Achievements & Goals

Continue managing the EEP and maintain a demographically and genetically healthy captive population. Continue raising awareness and funds for in situ projects.

 

Project information

Key species

Amur tiger– Endangered 

People involved

Jo Cook – EEP Coordinator