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Title of the project

Swedish hunters help conserve Russia’s Amur tiger population

Description

To educate the heads of Russian Far East hunting estates about better management of wild ungulates. This would result in a population increase, thus benefiting both hunters and tigers

The heads of Russian hunting estates travelled to Sweden where they visited hunting estates, the National Veterinary Institute, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and the Swedish Hunters Association. They were educated on wild ungulate management techniques.

The Russian visitors were all heads of Far East Russian hunting estates, they visited Swedish hunting estates for advice and training

Results

Changes were made to the ungulate management strategies of the Russian hunting estates

Location

Country Sweden, Russia
Level Regional
Site Hunting estates in the North and East of Sweden; knowledge learnt to be implemented in Primorye, Russia
Region North and East Sweden; Primorye, Russia

Starting date

2000

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Species Type Mammals, Large carnivores, Threatened species, Protected species
Name(s) of main species Amur tiger - Panthera tigris altaica;Ungulates, in particular cervids

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)

Partners

Leading partners WWF-Russia (www.wwf.ru/eng),WWF-Sweden (http://www.wwf.se/)
Other partners [Swedish] National Veterinary Institute (http://www.sva.se/en), Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.swedishepa.se/), the Swedish Hunters Association (https://jagareforbundet.se/jakten/hunting-in-sweden/), Kolmården Wildlife Park [Sweden] (http://www.kolmarden.com/sprak/english).

Weblinks

http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/swedish-hunters-help-save-amur-tigers