Adopt-A-Wild Tiger (World-First Exclusive Adoption Program) - Indonesia
An innovative funding mechanism for field operating costs of The Tiger Foundation's ground-breaking long-term study and conservation program. This unique project is focused on the protection of a significant Sumatran tiger population living in prime lowland rainforest tiger habitat in southern Sumatra.
By "adopting" an individual tiger or tiger family for one
year, sponsors directly support a unique study that has allowed The
Sumatran Tiger Project team to develop an unprecedented, intimate understanding
of this elusive and virtually unknown tiger subspecies. With its pioneering
application of "camera trapping," satellite imagery, geographic
information systems, and constant patrolling of the Way Kambas National
Park forest, the project's findings over five years have provided invaluable
scientific data and field intelligence to the Indonesian Government.
This has is allowing them to shape far-reaching nature conservation
policies and practices. The entire project has been combined with a
simple but highly effective habitat preservation and anti-poaching program
(ongoing since 1995) at Way Kambas, across much of Lampung Province,
and in several districts of southeastern Sumatra. - Sustaining annual