Doing Good

About The Partnership

Wanderlust Watches are thrilled to announce we have partnered with Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors. The purpose of the partnership is to protect wild Sumatran tigers through the Tiger 511 Project. For every timepiece sold via our website, Wanderlust Watches donates $5 of the proceeds to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Tiger 511 Project.

About The Initiative

Sumatran Tigers, like all sub species of Tiger, are critically endangered. It is estimated that fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild. Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors works to combat the three main contributing factors to the decline in tiger populations: habitat destruction, poaching for traditional Chinese medicines and the rise in conflict caused by the destruction of habitat and natural prey. 

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors is leading the way in tiger conservation helping to fund and train anti-poaching patrol units (TPCU) working in partnership with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra.

The TPCU program is made up of 6 units who work patrolling the forest where they act as a deterrent for poachers and people illegally encroaching into the tigers’ habitat. They also remove hundreds of snares each year and help local communities mitigate conflict with wildlife. This program is now widely recognised as the most successful tiger conservation law enforcement program in South East Asia. Kerinci Seblat is thought to contain the largest population of Sumatran tigers in a continuous forest habitat making it vital for the future of the species.

Want to do more to support this amazing cause? You can also donate additional funds to the Tiger 511 Project by clicking here