The Siberian or Amur tiger is critically endangered. While once they ranged from northeastern China and the Korean Peninsula west to Mongolia, today the largest of all cats are mainly confined to the southeastern corner of Russia. With its natural habitat threatened by logging and development, and its body parts in demand for traditional medicine, it is estimated that there are only about 350-450 Siberian tigers remaining in the wild.
Nordens Ark (Nordic Ark) in western Sweden is a non-profit foundation working to provide a future for endangered animals, including the Siberian tiger. The zoo runs breeding and reintroduction programmes, carries out research and provides information.
The Volvo Group has been a sponsor of Nordens Ark for ten years but recently increased its engagement. Today it sponsors the Siberian tigers at the zoo.
“Nordens Ark is part of a global network which is working to save and conserve the diversity of species that currently exist,” says Staffan Jufors, president of Volvo Trucks.
“It is making an invaluable effort for which we all should be grateful. Our involvement adds yet another dimension to Volvo’s environmental commitment.”