To learn more about the World Wildlife Fund and their current conservation efforts,
Orvis and World Wildlife Fund Worked Together to Help the Indo-Chinese Tiger
In a country once ravaged by war, there is
newfound hope for the Indo-Chinese Tiger.
World Wildlife Fund has successfully begun
to reverse the decline of this endangered
species in Cambodia by establishing and
providing ongoing support for anti-poaching
Tiger Guard patrols. Through the partnership, Orvis customers donated over $49,000 and Orvis matched $30,000 to provide much needed funds to the Tiger Patrol.
A DANGEROUS DECLINE
Decades of poaching during Cambodia’s
recent troubled past almost entirely
eliminated tigers and their prey. In addition,
habitat loss and the trade in tiger parts for
traditional Chinese medicine have continued
to decrease the world’s tiger populations.
Now that Cambodia is at peace, and with
vast areas of tiger habitat remaining, the
opportunity exists to
bring these big cats back from the brink
GUARDING THE FUTURE
Photo courtesy of
WWF Cambodia / SWAP Team
Tiger Guards serve as the first and most
critical line of defense for protecting
endangered species and their habitats,
particularly in Cambodia’s Dry Forest
Landscape, home to the Indo-Chinese tiger
(Panthera tigris corbetti). World Wildlife Fund
has already helped deploy 16 Tiger Guards in the Mondulkiri Protection Forest and are about to add 16 new guards with Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary and 8 in a provincial-wide mobile team.
The two protected areas total 1,472,000 acres. So far, there are 72 rangers (including the existing 16 Tiger Guards). This means one ranger per 20,444 acres or one Tiger Guard per 92,000 acres. With each ranger or guard patrolling such a large territory, it is clear that many more are needed.
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris corbetti
Range: Southern China, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia,
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Female: 221–287 pounds
Male: 330–430 pounds
All tigers are carnivorous. Indochinese tiger’s prey
consists mostly of wild boar, wild pigs, and a variety of
other hooved mammals indigenous to their territory areas.
Gestation Period: 100–119 days (averaging 103 days)
Cub Maturity: 18 months–2 years
Cubs Per Litter: (Usually 2-3 cubs) Cubs are born blind
and weigh 2-3 pounds. 18-26 month intervals.
Lifespan: 14-16 years
Predators: Man, other tigers
Territory Size: Up to 150 square miles
Population (Wild): 1,000–1,800
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