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Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict

by Tigers4Ever
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict
Water for Bandhavgarh's Tigers - Reducing Conflict

Summary

3 years of poor monsoon rainfall has led to severe extended droughts in Bandhavgarh impacting all. Thirsty prey animals enter villages to drink & graze crops. Predators follow in search of food & take livestock. People can't afford to lose crops/livestock to wildlife so look to end the conflict by fair or foul means risking tigers' lives. Our project will provide solar-powered borehole pumps to bring underground water year-round for tigers & their prey thus reducing human-animal conflict.

$14,000
total goal
$11,413
remaining
25
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

Over the last 3 years Bandhavgarh has suffered from an acute water crisis due to erratic rainfall & long dry spells. Existing wildlife waterholes previously replenished by rainwater have become dry or almost dry. Wildlife now needs to look elsewhere for water which leads to increased human-animal conflict due to crop raiding and livestock predation. The project will provide water for up to 8 tigers and countless other wildlife whilst reducing human-animal conflict.

Solution

The project will provide a solar powered pump & a large waterhole for tigers/other wildlife. It uses underground streams to provide permanent water for wildlife. Surplus water returns via soakaway systems. We installed 3 systems & built a large waterhole with a solar pump filling 4 waterholes in 2018 critical for the survival of 47 tigers & reducing human-animal conflict . Donations will help to further reduce human-animal conflict & save more tigers & prey via the provision of year-round water.

Long-Term Impact

The lives of thousands of wild animals including more than 100 wild tigers will be saved by the year round availability of water. It will lead to reduced human-animal conflict and will contribute to the conservation of the tigers' environment & sustainability through ecologically focused actions.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.tigers4ever.org/​
Tigers4Ever Website
Tigers4Ever Waterhole Projects

Organization Information

Tigers4Ever

Location: Warrington - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Tigers4Ever2010
Project Leader:
Corinne Taylor-Smith
Dr
Warrington, United Kingdom
$2,587 raised of $14,000 goal
 
43 donations
$11,413 to go
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