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,…

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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.

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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…

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Testing Times & New Tiger Cubs

Your amazing support over the last three months has helped us to resume double patrolling when it was most needed; we asked for your help to keep our patrols doubled until the end of December 2020 and your support has meant that we have kept this going throughout January 2021 too. Thank you on behalf…

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Water Challenges

When we wrote our last report in September we’d hoped that things would have changed significantly in respect of COVID19 by Christmas, but sadly it looks like the threats which have blighted 2020 are here to stay for the foreseeable future anyway. Like the rest of the world we’ve spent most of the year adapting…

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Giving Tuesday 2020

On Giving Tuesday (01 December) 2020, Tigers4Ever is trying to raise at least £5000 so our Anti-Poaching Patrols can remain doubled until at least April 2021. We need to do this to address the increased risks currently faced by wild tigers due to the continued economic impacts of COVID19. If you can help Tigers4Ever to…

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It Hit us Hard

We can hardly believe that a month has passed since the fateful morning when the phone rang with the news we’d been dreading since the COVID19 crisis began. For the first time in five and a half years, a tiger had been killed in Bandhavgarh by a retaliatory poisoning by villagers angered by the constant…

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TIGERS4EVER OCTOBER APPEAL

By: Martin Urch –Tigers4Ever Patron The wild tiger is in serious trouble. Tigers are under threat from increased poaching and their habitat is being intruded into due to human needs for resources and income. Unfortunately, conservation is viewed by governments as a luxury when national resources are stretched and under pressure. Within this context there…

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A Long Hard Winter Ahead

Firstly, I want to apologise for mentioning COVID19 again, I know that like many people you must have had your fill of this never-ending virus by now! In our defence, it is hard not to mention it, as we are well into the seventh month of peak poaching season (something which is normally from the…

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