TIGER REINTRODUCTION

The last two records of tigers in Cambodia were in 2007: in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri (November 2007) and in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape  (December 2007). The extirpation of tiger from Cambodia was caused by poaching of tigers for the illegal wildlife trade.

TIGER REINTRODUCTION

The last two records of tigers in Cambodia were in 2007: in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri (November 2007) and in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape  (December 2007). The extirpation of tiger from Cambodia was caused by poaching of tigers for the illegal wildlife trade.

TIGER REINTRODUCTION

The last two records of tigers in Cambodia were in 2007: in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri (November 2007) and in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape  (December 2007). The extirpation of tiger from Cambodia was caused by poaching of tigers for the illegal wildlife trade.

CAMBODIA TIGER ACTION PLAN

Acknowledging the species’ functional extinction from Cambodia tiger reintroduction was identified as a critical action in the Cambodia Tiger Action Plan (CTAP). This was a significant and commendable step: Cambodia became the first country to acknowledge 21st century national extirpation of tigers and to develop clear steps for recovery.

This commitment was reaffirmed by Prime Minister Samdach Akka Moha Senabdeiy Techo Hun Sen in August 2017 at the Second National Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources. And the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Environment to work with other relevant government agencies and conservation partners to begin detailed planning.

CAMBODIA TIGER ACTION PLAN

Acknowledging the species’ functional extinction from Cambodia, tiger reintroduction was identified as a critical action in the Cambodia Tiger Action Plan (CTAP). Cambodia became the first country to acknowledge 21st century national extirpation of tigers and to develop clear steps for recovery.

This was reaffirmed by Prime Minister Samdach Akka Moha Senabdi Techo Hun Sen in August 2017 at the Second National Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources. And the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Environment to work with conservation partners for implementation.

CAMBODIA TIGER ACTION PLAN

Acknowledging the species’ functional extinction from Cambodia, tiger reintroduction was identified as a critical action in the Cambodia Tiger Action Plan (CTAP). Cambodia became the first country to acknowledge 21st century national extirpation of tigers and to develop clear steps for recovery.

This was reaffirmed by Prime Minister Samdach Akka Moha Senabdi Techo Hun Sen in August 2017 at the Second National Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources. And the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Environment to work with conservation partners for implementation.

LOCATION

Southeast Asia is at the epicenter of the global extinction crisis. However, Cambodia has a large portion of the region’s remaining dense evergreen forests with the majority being under legal protection.

Wildlife Alliance partners with the government to deliver a unique and successful model. Together, we address all threats through hands-on protection of the largest un-fragmented mainland rainforest in Southeast Asia: the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape.

LOCATION

Southeast Asia is at the epicenter of the global extinction crisis. However, Cambodia has a large portion of the region’s remaining dense evergreen forests with the majority being under legal protection.

Wildlife Alliance partners with the government to deliver a unique and successful model. Together, we address all threats through hands-on protection of the largest un-fragmented mainland rainforest in Southeast Asia: the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape.

LOCATION

Southeast Asia is at the epicenter of the global extinction crisis. However, Cambodia has a large portion of the region’s remaining dense evergreen forests with the majority being under legal protection.

Wildlife Alliance partners with the government to deliver a unique and successful model. Together, we address all threats through hands-on protection of the largest un-fragmented mainland rainforest in Southeast Asia: the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape.

Park Rangers

IMPLEMENTATION

Tigers need a large, continuous range with abundant prey and protection from hunting. The network of Parks in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape offers a vast expanse of continuous forest cover, grasslands, and wetlands that is ideal for tiger reintroduction: Southern Cardamom National Park, Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary, Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary and the Biodiversity Corridor.

Wildlife Alliance has a high track record in delivering effective law enforcement and protected area management through strong government partnership.  In the Cardamoms, we are partners with the Ministry of Environment and are implementing together the Tiger Reintroduction Program.

We have met all pre-conditions for tiger reintroduction:

  • Inviolate Core Zone >2,000-km2 : created and secured
  • Prey base : 3 tiger prey base surveys conducted, good tiger prey density
  • Law Enforcement Rangers : professionally equipped, trained, and supervised rangers in 4 Patrol Stations strategically situated around the Tiger Core Zone
  • Preventing Human-Wildlife Conflict : safeguards developed
  • Presence of water sources : abundance of rivers and streams, well distributed throughout the landscape.
  • Community engagement : good community support. It is important to note that the core-zone of the tiger range has zero human population and the nearest small communities are located very far, at 25 and 35km.
Park Rangers

IMPLEMENTATION

Tigers need a large, continuous range with abundant prey and protection from hunting. The network of Parks in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape offers a vast expanse of continuous forest cover, grasslands, and wetlands that is ideal for tiger reintroduction: Southern Cardamom National Park, Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary, Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary and the Biodiversity Corridor.

Wildlife Alliance has a high track record in delivering effective law enforcement and protected area management through strong government partnership.  In the Cardamoms, we are partners with the Ministry of Environment and are implementing together the Tiger Reintroduction Program.

We have met all pre-conditions for tiger reintroduction:

  • Inviolate Core Zone >2,000-km2 : created and secured
  • Prey base : 3 tiger prey base surveys conducted, good tiger prey density
  • Law Enforcement Rangers : professionally equipped, trained, and supervised rangers in 4 Patrol Stations strategically situated around the Tiger Core Zone
  • Preventing Human-Wildlife Conflict : safeguards developed
  • Presence of water sources : abundance of rivers and streams, well distributed throughout the landscape.
  • Community engagement : good community support. It is important to note that the core-zone of the tiger range has zero human population and the nearest small communities are located very far, at 25 and 35km.
Park Rangers

IMPLEMENTATION

Tigers need a large, continuous range with abundant prey and protection from hunting. The network of Parks in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape offers a vast expanse of continuous forest cover, grasslands, and wetlands that is ideal for tiger reintroduction: Southern Cardamom National Park, Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary, Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary and the Biodiversity Corridor.

Wildlife Alliance has a high track record in delivering effective law enforcement and protected area management through strong government partnership.  In the Cardamoms, we are partners with the Ministry of Environment and are implementing together the Tiger Reintroduction Program.

We have met all pre-conditions for tiger reintroduction:

  • Inviolate Core Zone >2,000-km2 : created and secured
  • Prey base : 3 tiger prey base surveys conducted, good tiger prey density
  • Law Enforcement Rangers : professionally equipped, trained, and supervised rangers in 4 Patrol Stations strategically situated around the Tiger Core Zone
  • Preventing Human-Wildlife Conflict : safeguards developed
  • Presence of water sources : abundance of rivers and streams, well distributed throughout the landscape.
  • Community engagement: good community support. It is important to note that the core-zone of the tiger range has zero human population and the nearest small communities are located very far, at 25 and 35km.

CEO Dr. Suwanna Gauntlett requested the H.E. Prime Minister endorsement of tiger reintroduction in the Cardamom Rainforest, at the Second National Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources, in August 2017.

CEO Dr. Suwanna Gauntlett requested the H.E. Prime Minister endorsement of tiger reintroduction in the Cardamom Rainforest, at the Second National Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources, in August 2017.

CEO Dr. Suwanna Gauntlett requested the H.E. Prime Minister endorsement of tiger reintroduction in the Cardamom Rainforest, at the Second National Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources, in August 2017.

TIGER PREY GALLERY

Tiger prey numbers are recovering across the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape and include sambar deer, wild pig, red muntjac, and pig-tailed macaque. The combined density of these species in the core of Southern Cardamom National Park is estimated at approximately 7 individuals per km².

TIGER PREY GALLERY

Tiger prey numbers are recovering across the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape and include sambar deer, wild pig, red muntjac, and pig-tailed macaque. The combined density of these species in the core of Southern Cardamom National Park is estimated at approximately 7 individuals per km².

TIGER PREY GALLERY

Tiger prey numbers are recovering across the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape and include sambar deer, wild pig, red muntjac, and pig-tailed macaque. The combined density of these species in the core of Southern Cardamom National Park is estimated at approximately 7 individuals per km².