Supplemental Feeding & Anti-Poaching
- Tigers suffer from a severe loss of natural prey like deer and wild boar. Prey numbers decline because of direct poaching for meat and trade, competition with livestock over food and habitat degradation because of excessive wood removal for fires.
UTYOS works together with local community to protect tiger prey species like deer and wild boar. Supplementary feeding during the harshest weeks of winter help ensure tigers will not starve.
- WCS research has demonstrated that human-caused mortality accounts for 75-85% of all Amur tiger deaths. Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve has thousands of acres of wilderness and it is just impossible to be at all places at once.
UTYOS has only two cameras traps set to monitor wildlife,they have however proved to be great tools for “scaring” and recording poachers.