One of the tiger cubs
© © Anyuisky National Park / WWF Russia
One of the tiger cubs
The tigress and three cubs in Anyuisky National Park
© © Anyuisky National Park / WWF Russia
The tigress and three cubs in Anyuisky National Park

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One of the cubs Other animals were also portrayed with camera traps. This is a wild boar ... and a group of wild boars Wolf Red deer and here is a squirrel crossing the road

The northernmost Amur tiger group on the growth

For the first time camera traps in Anyuisky National Park captured a tigress with three cubs. With WWF support the monitoring and identification of Amur tiger with the use of camera traps has been carried out for 4 years

The Amur tiger northernmost group - about 30 individuals - inhabits the Nanai district of Khabarovsky Province. Implemented in partnership with Anyuisky National Park and “Zapovednoye Priamurye” Directorate of Protected Areas of Khabarovsky province, the joint project of WWF and “Nordens Ark” Zoo aims at its preservation.

The observation over the population size of this rare cat, with use of camera traps, has been conducted in the Park since 2013 as a part of the of Amur tiger monitoring program. The regular checkup of the camera traps, done jointly by the staff of WWF Russia Amur branch, the Institute of Biology and Soil of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Anyuisky National Park, brought fascinating news and wonderful pictures.  The most outstanding and remarkable are the most recent images of a tigress with three cubs.

“The condition of the tiger population on the northern border of the range is the indicator of the condition of the entire population in general, - comments Alexei Kostyria, PhD, biodiversity conservation program coordinator at WWF Russia Amur Branch. – Considering that having three cubs in the tiger litter is quite rare, the fact of tigress and three cubs presence in the Park indicates the good condition and increase in Amur tiger population in the entire range.”

Anyuisky National Park is the largest protected area established in Khabarovsky Province for the Amur tiger conservation over the past years. It is located on the right bank of the Amur River and covers 429,000 hectares of the northern ridges of Sikhote-Alin Mountains. Three winter field seasons of camera trap monitoring on this territory showed that the tiger number is growing. In 2015, 30 camera traps captured 10 out of 12 tigers living in the national park.

“60 more camera traps were purchased with WWF support this year. Thus, now we collect data from 100 cameras set in pairs along tiger trails, - comments Stepan Kirillin, head of Anyuisky branch of Zapovednoye Priamurye. – The stripe pattern on the tiger’s skin is unique for every animal. Moreover, it is necessary to get clear images of the animal from both sides, because the pattern is asymmetrical.”

The process of data collecting on tiger identification in Anyuisky National Park will be finished in May. The received information will help to estimate the tiger numbers living in the Park and to coordinate the efforts on protection of these rare cats and their prey base.

 

For additional information please contact

Pavel Fomenko, Projects Coordinator (WWF Russia Far-Eastern Branch),
tel/fax: +7 (4232) 41-48-68, e-mail
Elena Starostina, Press-officer (WWF Russia Far - Eastern Branch),
tel/fax: +7 (4232) 41-48-68, e-mail
 

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