Presentation on theme: "Three years on patrol – protecting Tiger in the Eastern Plains of Cambodia Presented by: Craig Bruce, Protected Area and Enforcement Specialist – WWF Tiger."— Presentation transcript:
Three years on patrol – protecting Tiger in the Eastern Plains of Cambodia Presented by: Craig Bruce, Protected Area and Enforcement Specialist – WWF Tiger Initiative Crystallizing the Cambodian enforcement experience.
Some challenges are universal Acknowledging contexts do differ and models need to be adapted.
Underrated and unappreciated The plight of enforcement rangers is sadly similar. They remain underpaid, under equipped, poorly trained and generally poorly led. These are the men and women we ask to put their lives on the line everyday in the conservation war.
Nothing new under the sun It not rocket science proved solutions often work best. Effective protection cannot be achieved without patrols on the ground.
Some other simple things Discipline, training and motivation. Passionate leaders. Strategically planned patrols. Monitoring Engage the legal system Intelligence
Some things the rangers can’t change Lack of understanding and wariness about enforcement. Enforcement the single most important factor. The bad news about cyclic funding. Who steps into the gap.
In the end or is it really the beginning Enforcement a conservation cost. An attitude change the willingness to engage. Increasing level of threat = better protection. Ability to measure effectiveness of enforcement. Co-opt the judiciary Expand and use intelligence
The way forward for Tigers Broad information gathering e.g. trade and markets
MIST the things we can measure
The recipe To save tiger we have to be willing and able to train, motivate, empower, equip and inspire the people who protect tiger. Thank you