Their studies of tigers are intensive and thorough; giving them and other researchers a valuable peek into the lives and habits of these creatures. This aids in efforts to protect them as increased understanding means priceless information, which leads to the formulation of effective plans of action.
It is crucial that organisations such as this work together with legal hunters to ensure that the prey of tigers is not being overhunted. It is also essential that they demonstrate absolutely no tolerance towards poaching and poachers. This can lead to outright violence in some areas. The WCS conducts formal poaching patrols to catch illegal hunters before they can claim another tigers life. These have been rather effective in decreasing the numbers of poachers in the various areas that are patrolled.
The WCS stresses the importance of collaborating with local stakeholders in order to ensure close bonds. This improves the holistic management of the natural resources as well as of the man-made ones. This is an important part of maintaining optimal relationships, which plays a major role in getting things done on a strategic or political level.
Part of the WCSs determination to protect tigers is to implement the following:
.Training veterinarians to treat wildlife (including tigers), rather than focussing only on pets and farm animals.
.Providing proper protocols on handling wildlife and collecting samples.
.Creating dedicated wildlife health laboratories.
.Conducting studies to evaluate risk and intervention.