The National Wildlife Humane Society believes in innovative and creative ways to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat. Please consider joining us in assisting those who seek avenues of tiger conservation and educational outreach through direct field efforts in India's Tiger Reserves.
Support Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) Wild Tiger Conservation Program
WTI's Wild Tiger Conservation Mission: To preserve India's tigers through sustainable forest conservation, community partnerships, education, anti-poaching efforts, tiger rescue and research.
Wildlife Trust of India and National Wildlife Humane Society have forged an alliance to address the critical issues facing the survival of India's tigers. You can help by donating to support the following three projects initiated by the Wildlife Trust of India in an effort to preserve tigers.
UTTAR PRADESH TIGER CONSERVATION PROJECT
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department to assist the authorities in tiger conservation in the state through the UP Tiger Conservation Project. The project takes a multi-pronged approach including conflict mitigation involving biologists, sociologists and veterinarians, tiger status monitoring and capacity building of Forest Department staff.
These efforts include, but not limited to; Tiger Status Monitoring, Human–Tiger Conflict Mitigation, Rapid Response Teams and Capacity Building and Training.
VALMIKI CONSERVATION PROJECT
In 2003, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with Bihar Forest Department initiated the Valmiki Conservation Project with the support of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The project aims to revive interest in conservation of Valmiki and to facilitate recovery of the area as a viable tiger habitat.
THERE ARE 3 COMPONENTS TO THIS IMPORTANT TIGER PROJECT
1. The Tiger and Prey Monitoring
Undertaking tiger population density estimation through photographic capture-recapture sampling method, generating abundance indices of principal prey based on dung/pellet count, and attempting calibration of pellet-based abundance indices with line transect based density estimates of prey species. Analysis of tiger scats is also being done to determine composition of prey species in tiger diet.
2. Community-based Conservation
This component aims to bring about eco-development and conservation awareness in nearby villages to minimise human disturbances in Valmiki.
3. Anti-poaching and Trade Control
This component aims at enhancing enforcement abilities of the Forest Department to minimise threats from poachers and wildlife traffickers. Frontline forest staff are provided with basic field equipment and are trained to tackle illegal activities within the protected area*.
RAPID ACTION PROJECTS (RAP)
RAPID ACTION PROJECTS division addresses a wide range of conservation issues and facilitates the implementation of innovative projects including species and habitat protection, conflict mitigation and management, wildlife rehabilitation, poaching, trade control, awareness, among others. Working through collaborations, this division helps overcome the spatial and temporal limitations to reach help where and when it is needed the most.
Support is provided in the form of funds, expertise, equipment, etc, as required by the implementing agencies or individuals. Through these conservation-oriented collaborations, it also attempts to set up a countrywide network of reliable individuals and agencies involved in wildlife conservation for mobilisation during emergencies.
It is non-bureaucratic, rapid in implementation, and can react to requests, if required, within 24 hours.
National Wildlife Humane Society is a wildlife conservation ally of Wildlife Trust of India. An alliance created to help preserve and protect the remaining wild tigers of India. Your donation to the WTI Wild Tiger Conservation Program allows you to be an integral and important part of saving wild tigers in India!