Lessons Learned: The Recovery of Wild Tigers and Other Threatened Wildlife in Western Forest Complex 2005-2019
Thailand Tiger Project and Wildlife Conservation Society, Thailand
In 2004, Thailand launched the first Tiger Action Plan as a guidance for tiger recovery. The improvement of conservation measures aiming to restore wild tigers has started since 2005 in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary (HKK). The conservation target set at that time was to increase tiger numbers in HKK by 50% in 10 years (2005-2015). Improvement of patrol system is one of the most important conservation interventions taken to reduce poaching of tiger and its prey including sambar, banteng, gaur, muntjac, and wild pig. The tiger-focused conservation efforts led to the need for the new plan, the 12-year Tiger Action Plan (2010-2022). After the concerted conservation efforts for tiger recovery in the Western Forest Complex, we have gained useful experiences around tiger conservation that can benefit the future of wildlife and habitat restoration in Thailand and we would like to share such key experiences in this summary together with more detail examples throughout this brochure.
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Thailand Tiger Project and Wildlife Conservation Society, Thailand (2020). Lessons learned: The recovery of wild tigers and other threatened wildlife in Western Forest Complex 2005-2019. Nonthaburi, Thailand: Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, 1-53.