In January, The Russian government teamed up the Amur Tiger Center and WWF to survey 58,000 square miles of the endangered animal’s habitat in Russia’s Far East. This area is home to 95% of the Amur Tiger population.
The first set of results has just been released showing the Amur tiger population has increased from 423 individuals reported in 2005 census to now 540 of which 100 are cubs.
Head of WWF-Russia, Igor Chestin said “I am pleased to see that the number of Amur tigers in Russia has increased in all the key areas where WWF has been working for many years, This success is due to the commitment of Russia’s political leadership and the tireless dedication of rangers and conservationists in very difficult conditions.”
The final results of the Amur tiger census in Russia will be released in October 2015.