Amur tigers were on the brink of extinction in the 1940s, but conservation efforts pulled their numbers up from <40 individuals to somewhere between 523 and 540 in 2015. However, continued threats mean the population is not safe, and sustained conservation efforts are still vital. Through WildCats Conservation Alliance, Knowsley Safari fund the Phoenix Fund project “Securing a Future for Amur Leopards and Tigers in Russia”. Through anti-poaching and environmental education activities, the project aims to stabilise and eventually increase the populations of Amur tigers and leopards in the area.

Name: Amur tiger

Latin Name: Panthera tigris ssp. altaica

Location: Russia, China | Amur region

Population: Around 540

Status: Endangered

Threats: human-tiger conflict, poaching, forest fire, logging, inbreeding

Project Partners: WildCats Conservation Alliance

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