When Hope Faded

In February 2021, we hoped that the schools around Bandhavgarh which had remained closed since March 2020 would reopen in April 2021. Our hope faded as March 2021 progressed and hundreds of thousands of new COVID cases were reported across India each day. Once again Bandhavgarh was in total lockdown, and there was no hope…


After the Forest Fires

Can I start this project update newsletter by thanking every single one of you for your amazing support over the last year; we’ve all been impacted in one way or another by COVID19 but you have helped us to undertake double patrolling when it was most needed, despite your own personal pressures. In this time,…


Droughts, Fires and Elephants

The Risk of Retaliatory Poisoning and Poaching is High
In the short term, more permanent wildlife waterholes are essential to prevent the inevitable tiger-tiger and human-animal conflict, which will arise due to the animals being displaced by the fires, from leading to more tiger deaths. We plan to start work within two weeks on installing a solar powered bore-well pump system at a large waterhole, which is currently being filled by water tankers, and is used by at least 42 elephants and 8 wild tigers plus countless other animals which have been displaced by the fires.


The Drought Season is Back

Just over a month ago we received a stark reminder of just how essential our permanent wildlife waterholes are when wild elephants damaged the solar pump systems at two locations rendering the pump systems inoperable: https://goto.gg/51049. Within two weeks the waterholes were dry, just like the many streams, rivers and natural waterholes around Bandhavgarh as the…

A Royal Bengal Tigress protects her tiny cubs in their den, in Bandhavgarh, IndiaBlog

Hotter Drier Weather Ahead

Your amazing support over the last four months has helped us to resume double patrolling when it is most needed; we asked for your help to keep our patrols doubled until the end of December 2020 and your brilliant support has enabled us to keep this going throughout January – March 2021 too. Thank you…


We Gave Them Hope

Over the last year we’ve faced some of the biggest challenges of our lives. No matter where we live or work we’ve all felt the impact of COVID19, some more than others admittedly, but the pandemic nature of this disease has truly had global impacts beyond what we could have imagined a few years ago.…