Australia Zoo and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors this week welcomed a team from Sumatra that form the Tiger Protection and Conservation Units, who are on the ground working towards saving the critically endangered Sumatran tiger.
The Tiger Protection and Conservation Units disable snares, follow leads, solve tiger-human conflict and provide evidence for legal proceedings. Their vital work is contributing every day to saving the Sumatran tiger species.
In 2017 alone, the six Tiger Protection and Conservation Units have conducted a total of 116 patrols. These patrols are done on foot, which equates to 1,948km in rough terrain.
For some of the team, it was the first time they had ever left Sumatra, which made the trip even more exciting! They were introduced to some native Australian animals plus our gorgeous Sumatran tigers.
The team on the ground in Sumatra is supported with vital funding from Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors. To help out or learn more about their crucial conservation work, visit wildlifewarriors.org.au.