Help Save Elephants in India

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Project Report | Feb 26, 2021
Mitigating forest fires in the Western Ghats

By Monica Verma | Project Leader

Dear Patron,

Hope you have been well!

In today’s updates, we present to you our work in mitigating forest fires in the Western Ghats landscape, a critical elephant habitat.

There has been a substantial increase in forest fire incidents in the southern states of India, since 2019. The trend has been observed not just in our country, but in other parts of the globe as well – such as the raging forest fires across Australia and Amazon rainforests. These devastating occurrences have prompted the Forest Department in India to take preventive measures to mitigate this threat. Further, the death of forest watchers every year while trying to douse these fires is another extreme that calls for a proper management system to be established.

To support the forest department with appropriate management measures, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), through Rapid Action Projects (RAPs), provided fire prevention equipment to several Protected Areas in the southern states of Kerala and Karnataka. In 2019, high summer temperatures along with high wind speed resulted in a massive fire outbreak that destroyed more than 60 hectares of forest cover in less than 3 days! To prevent a similar disaster this summer, fire-fighting equipment using innovative operational mechanisms were distributed across the region. WTI provided Leaf Blowers, modified water sprayers and drones to the Forest Department.

The department in now equipped and more than ready to prevent the spread of small scale fires (in the initial stages) that turn into massive disasters if left unchecked. They have been catching small fires with the help of real-time monitoring through drones. Also, they can now access remote locations through fabricated jeeps and tractors with water sprayers to douse the fire on time. Further, the rapid fire-dousing mechanism of leaf blowers has proved highly efficient in preventing large scale damage to this elephant heaven.

That’s all for this time. We will get back to you with similar updates soon. Till then, take very good care of yourself!

Warm regards,

Team WTI

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Wildlife Trust of India

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh - India
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Project Leader:
Monica Verma
Noida , Uttar Pradesh India
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