Animals  India Project #17680

Help save tigers in the wild

by David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Vetted since 2014 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Help us save the wild tigers of Assam. Support the creation of a long-term, sustainable environment for these endangered big cats and the people who share their landscape.

$50,000
total goal
$7,212
remaining
577
donors
5
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Poaching and the demand for tiger skins and body parts for the illegal trade is driving the wild tiger towards extinction. With over 100 tigers in Kaziranga National Park it is one of the key strongholds for the species in India. With its porous river border and proximity to illegal trade routes this fabulously biodiverse area and its tigers are under constant threat.

Solution

We work with local communities to ensure that they understand and respect the environmentally diverse area in which they live so that they in turn become ambassadors for wildlife and champion the need to preserve wild spaces. We provide alternative livelihood schemes so local people don't have to rely on poaching and our wildlife crime investigation team ensures that poachers are caught and prosecuted for their crimes. Tiger monitoring work ensures that real results are being delivered.

Long-Term Impact

Preserving the biodiversity of Kaziranga is vital for the survival of this key population of wild tigers and a host of other critically endangered animals including the Indian one horned rhino, Asian elephant and Gangetic dolphin. By fostering a real understanding of the benefits that protecting this environmentally rich area can give will create a long-term, sustainable future for wildlife and local people and ensure wild tiger survival for generations to come.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.davidshepherd.org.uk
Discover the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
See what we do in Kaziranga
More on our campaign to save wild tigers

Organization Information

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Location: Guildford, Surrey - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.davidshepherd.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @TheDSWF
Project Leader:
Karen Botha
Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom
$42,788 raised of $50,000 goal
 
979 donations
$7,212 to go
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