Carnivores and people conservation
Large charismatic carnivores such as tigers or cheetahs are at the top of the food chain and are often the first to suffer when there is pressure on the environment
These top predators need large home ranges and so their conservation requires careful management of whole landscapes.
Two-thirds of carnivore species are currently threatened by habitat loss and degradation, trade in wildlife parts and direct conflict with humans.
ZSL’s ‘Carnivores and People’ Conservation Programme addresses the problems of living with carnivores through partnerships with NGOs, governments and local people, sound conservation science, adaptive management and long-term commitments.
Amur leopard conservation in Russia
The Amur leopard is ten times more endangered than the Amur tiger. These beautiful cats are now found only in the forests of southwest Primorskii Krai in the Russian Far East, and it is estimated that only about 30 are left in the wild.
Tiger conservation in Bangladesh
The Sundarbans in Bangladesh is home to one of the largest surviving single populations of tigers in the world. However, despite being legally protected since 1974, the tiger is critically endangered.
Tanzania cheetah conservation programme
Cheetah conservation has been a major focus for ZSL since 1991. With the support of the Tanzanian authorities, and more recently in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), we have been carrying out the longest- running in-depth study of a wild cheetah population.
Read more about cheetah conservation.
Tiger conservation in Sumatra
The tropical forests of Sumatra in Indonesia are home to many of the world’s endangered species, including tigers, however these forest habitats are rapidly being cleared to make way for agribusiness operations such as logging and oil palm plantations.
Giving wild tigers a future
21st Century Tiger is one of the most significant tiger funding agencies worldwide, supplying over a million pounds to wild tiger projects in seven countries since 1997.
Zoo tigers and tiger conservation
Tigers in zoos contribute to conservation in four ways; preserving genetic diversity over time, educating and informing the general public, fund-raising, and information gathering.
Tigers and Art
Tigers and Art
Help support international tiger conservation and pick up a beautiful art book at the same time.
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