OUR MISSION

Our ultimate goal is to protect wild tigers from extinction by eliminating tiger deaths due to poaching, poisoning or retaliatory attacks.
With India home to approximately 70% of all remaining wild tigers it is vital we protect their populations for generations to come.

OUR CHALLENGES

POACHING

In 15 years, over 300 tigers have died in snares in India devastating wild tiger populations & threatening long-term survival.

DROUGHT

Over the last 3 years Bandhavgarh has suffered from erratic rainfall & long dry spells. Existing wildlife waterholes previously replenished by rainwater have become dry or almost dry.

HUMAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT

The burgeoning human population has decimated India's wild tiger habitat, increasing incidents of human-animal conflict due to lack of food for prey & predators.

AVAILABLE HABITAT

India's National Parks have a dense tiger populations. As populations increase tigers are forced to leave the park to establish their own territory. The challenge is most tiger habitats in the country now exist as 'islands'.

OUR PROJECTS

Our aim is to give wild tigers a wild future. We do this by protecting tigers with buffer zone poaching patrols, off-setting the effects of drought by building waterholes and reducing human-animal conflict through education.

PROTECT BANDHAVGARH'S TIGERS FROM POACHERS

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

WATER FOR BANDHAVGARH’S TIGERS

The project will provide a solar powered borehole pump system for a medium-large waterhole for tigers/other wildlife. The bore-well uses underground sources to provide wildlife water year-round. Surplus water returns via soak away systems. We installed 2 systems in 2018 to provide water for 8 tigers & countless other wildlife. This has reduced human-animal conflict in nearby villages. Donations will help to reduce human-animal conflict & save many animals via the provision of year-round water.

EDUCATION HELPS TO SAVE WILD TIGERS

500 education packs will give 500 kids a chance to improve critical literacy skills; future employment prospects & reduce their dependency on land. We work in villages & with a local NGO to deliver pop-up nature schools to the poorest children. Literate adults can get jobs protecting wildlife & its habitat, rather than destroying it for agriculture. This reduces the impact on wildlife & reduces incidents of human-animal conflict, whilst discouraging tiger poaching as an alternative income source.

96

PERCENT REDUCTION IN POACHING RELATED DEATHS

4

WATERHOLES PROVIDED

2200

EDUCATION PACKS DELIVERED

100

PERCENT REDUCTION IN POISONINGS