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Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers

by Tigers4Ever
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers
Saving Bandhavgarh's Wild Tigers from Poachers

Summary

97% of the global wild tiger population has been lost in 100 years. Only 3500 remain so it's vital we protect them & their critical habitat. 2967 wild tigers are in India. Poachers have jeopardised wild tiger survival for years with snares consisting of anchored wires with sliding nooses camouflaged along tiger trails. Our Anti-Poaching Patrols aim to eradicate snares around Bandhavgarh so tigers can walk safely, & to educate local communities to change attitudes towards tigers/other wildlife

$12,000
total goal
$659
remaining
156
donors
4
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

The world's wild tigers & their forest habitats are under threat. Protected Tiger Reserves are surrounded by buffer zones, intended to define the boundaries of the burgeoning human population. Frequent wild animal movement leads to human-animal conflict in the buffers where poachers focus laying wire snares along tiger trails. Bandhavgarh has lost many tigers in snares. In 15 years, over 300 tigers have died in snares in India devastating wild tiger populations & threatening long-term survival.

Solution

By providing anti-poaching patrols in the buffer forests around Bandhavgarh we are protecting tigers in a key area for poaching, removing snares so tigers can walk the forests safely. Our patrols help to eliminate other illicit activities in buffer forests including logging/resource harvesting. Eliminating illicit activities reduces the impact on precious tiger habitat. Our work with local communities helps change attitudes towards poaching & further support the long-term survival of wild tigers

Long-Term Impact

Bandhavgarh has one of the highest densities of wild tigers in India, a country where forests and wildlife are disappearing at an alarming rate. Our patrols have resulted in a 96% reduction in tiger deaths from poaching in 4 years. Maintaining a positive impact by continuing patrolling is key to the long-term survival of wild tigers; whilst educating & employing local people helps to relieve poverty.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.tigers4ever.org/​
Tigers4Ever Poaching Patrols
Reducing Human-Animal Conflict
Education
Tigers4Ever Website

Organization Information

Tigers4Ever

Location: Warrington - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Tigers4Ever2010
Project Leader:
Corinne Taylor-Smith
Dr
Warrington, Cheshire United Kingdom
* This project is competing for bonus prizes
through the Year End Campaign 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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