TIGER GUARD PROJECT

Project to prevent conflicts of wild Tigers with grazing animals and local communities.

TIGER GUARD PROJECT

In the recent years there is an increasing number of Tiger incidents causing significant damage to local farmers and their livestock. The current situation is caused by the presence of tigers in the region and the creation of their new territory during the long-term monitoring in the years 2015- 2020. We have prepared a two-way solution and changes in control over the situation in the region of Bohorok, Langkat, in North Sumatra. Our Proposal will strengthen the active protection of highly endangered Sumatran Tiger and significantly limit any potential incidents protecting local community their way of life restoring harmony and balance in the area.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

A – Monitoring problematic Sumatran tigers using GPS collars 
B – Construction of enclosures and protection of livestock

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OR PAYPAL AND SELECT ANTI-POACHING PATROLS

PHOTOGALLERY

In the case of a tiger approaching the zone, where the livestock of local residents is located, it is necessary to organize a site visit by our team, which will use available techniques to intimidate the tiger and will protect the livestock in danger before the actual attack. This team requires an adequate training for successful operation.
The tiger’s position should be monitored 24 hours a day, especially at night, when the risk of tiger hunting is the highest. Timing is critical and any delay between the escalating situation of disturbance of the zone by a tiger and the departure of the team to intimidate the tiger increases critical risk of harm to local livestock.
If the tiger is present in the zone, we do not recommend informing local residents to avoid unnecessary panic which will not help the situation.

A positive benefit of tracking Sumatran tigers with help of GPS collars is research of their natural behavior and an individual tiger. The team collects plenty of useful data during the time when tigers are being tracked.
This research and information will help to address an effective and preventive solution in other regions of Indonesia as well as protection of livestock and tigers a like.

We recommend the construction of cattle enclosures for local breeders in the Bohorok – Bukit Lawang , Langkat region, which will lead to a change in the protection of grazing livestock in the zone around Leuser National Park. This, we consider as a necessity for future prevention of further incidents and potential harm, according to our assumptions this will reduce the risk by 80%. Sumatran tiger as well as any other animal or even a human being chooses the easiest way to get food. The current lack of care of the livestock owners leaves cattle to run freely at night or sometimes tied to a tree in high-risk areas in the vicinity of the National Park in spite well known fact of the presence of the Sumatran tiger. This is very irresponsible and a major contributor to the incidents.
Our team has been operating in the region for 4 years and has been intensively monitoring the Bohorok National Park for 3 years in cooperation with the Gunung Leuser National Park Administration. They are equipped with: off-road motorcycles, uniforms, facilities, stable salary, GPS navigation, camera for documentation, thermo vision for night shooting and video making, binoculars, radio connection, equipment for intimidating the tiger away, pepper spray, laptop and mobile smartphone.