The people of the kamirong began as small semi-nomadic communities, traveling safe routes through the woods by day and finding natural clearings or witch-light safe areas to ward off the demons in dark, but none were safe from the Grimmorai until the first kamirong and first Sheut sacrificed themselves to cage the monsters. With the discovery of the kamirong, the people were able to settle in large farmsteads with many families in one region, each functioning as its own barony.
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Many indigenous groups of Papua New Guinea in the isolated mountainous interior have little contact with one another, let alone with the outside world, and live within a non-monetarised economy dependent on subsistence agriculture.
The program specifically focuses on the 35,000 residents that live in the immediate vicinity of the protected area, whose subsistence agriculture and hunting practices directly impact the tiger’s habitat.