The first installment of Operation Snow Tiger, which features the work of WCS Russia as well as research being conducted by the Russian Academy of Sciences Severtsov Institute, was featured on BBC June 9th and June 16th, 2013, only in the UK. The program will be aired shortly in the USA by Discovery Channel, but dates have not be set yet.
These programs track the process of saving a litter of three Siberian tiger cubs in late November and early December 2012 after their mother was apparently poached. The film also features some of the first (and best!) video footage of tigers in Ussuriskii and Sikhote-Alinskii Zapovedniks (two of the most important tiger reserves in Russia), with some striking images of a young tigress in WCS’s long-term study area (who repeatedly visited a site where camera traps were positioned).
For a preview of the documentary click here.
These films do a nice job of portraying the difficulties of trying to save tigers in the inhospitable environment of the Russian Far East, and demonstrates how much has been accomplished by WCS in our efforts to secure a future for tigers in Russia.
If you would like to support our efforts specifically to save the Siberian tiger, send us a note here and we will provide details.