Sumatran Tigers

Funding training for Tiger Protection and Conservation Units combating poaching.

Wildlife Warriors and Australia Zoo are leading the way in tiger conservation by funding training for Tiger Protection and Conservation Units (TPCU) combating poaching.

Working in partnership with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) in Kerinci Semblat National Park, Sumatra we are one of the largest private entities that contribute to Sumatran tiger conservation.

The TPCU program is made up of six units who work patrolling the forest where they act as a deterrent for poachers and people illegally encroaching into the tigers' habitat. They also remove hundreds of snares each year and help local communities mitigate conflict with wildlife. This program is now recognised as arguably the most successful tiger conservation law enforcement program in the world. Kerinci Semblat is thought to contain the largest population of Sumatran tigers in a continuous forest habitat making it vital for the future of the species.