The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
The Tiger Recovery Project
Tigers (Panthera tigris) are threatened with extinction as a result of poaching, habitat loss and prey depletion. The global tiger population is estimated to be approximately 4,000 adult tigers, with no more than 250 occurring in Thailand.
WHAT ARE WE DOING ?
With the DNP and our neighbouring NGOs, we strengthen patrolling tactics and security for forest rangers with the use of Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART Patrol). Each ranger learns how to correctly use a map, compass and GPS to collect data to provide a better understanding of the landscape and its wildlife, with the aim to improve patrolling and cooperation among conservation groups in the vicinity. By collecting evidence in the forest, whether of poaching snares or animal tracks, WWF-Thailand works with DNP’s rangers to better understand the landscape and expand patrolling routes in order to reduce poaching and monitor wildlife species.
To keep tiger populations thriving, it is just as important to keep their prey population thriving. We work to ensure food sources for such mammal and ungulate species by increasing grass areas and artificial salt licks for prey while also using camera traps to monitor their populations and the effectiveness of our project. So far, we’ve identified four species that our project benefits, including the muntjac, deer, gaur and elephant.
Meanwhile, our Community Outreach team goes out to teach students and villagers living near MWKL to garner interest, knowledge and appreciation of tigers. So far, our activity has attracted 1,000 students from ten schools and 3,600 villagers from ten villages.
By organizing outdoor activities for the community, these projects not only educate locals about the importance of nature and wildlife conservation in their hometowns, but also empowers them to preserve these natural habitats by instilling in them a sense of pride and appreciation for the wildlife that shares their landscape.