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The Poaching of wild tigers has increased in tiger reserves around India over the last 15 years. At least 524 tigers have been killed by poachers in India alone in this period. Wire snare traps are an increasingly common method used by poachers and are frequently found tethered to electricity cables resulting in tigers being both snared and electrocuted. In Bandhavgarh, 6 tigers were killed by wire snare traps between May 2014 and June 2015. In fact, almost 95% of all wild tiger deaths, throughout India, due to poaching/poisoning occur in the buffer forests which surround otherwise protected tiger reserves.
In July 2015, Tigers4Ever launched a first of its kind Buffer Zone Poaching Patrol to protect wild tigers and other wildlife in the buffer forests around Bandhavgarh National Park. Tigers4Ever has been equipping the forest patrollers who protect the tigers in the core forests of Bandhavgarh, since 2010, but a lack of manpower and resource means that tigers which wander away from the core area in search of prey/territory are vulnerable to attack by poachers or poisoning. Over two-
Since the launch of the TIGERS4EVER Buffer Zone Poaching Patrols we have witnessed a 94% reduction in wild tiger deaths due to poaching or poisoning in Bandhavgarh.
Tigers4Ever recruits its poaching patrol team from the local villages around Bandhavgarh, which historically, have been those most affected by incidents of man-
Tigers4Ever needs to raise at least £720 (around US$880) each month to fund this vital wild tiger conservation work. Please help us keep our anti-
If you’d prefer to make a regular donation via your bank account please email us at: [email protected] for a standing order mandate (UK only), Thank you.
PLEASE HELP TIGERS4EVER TO KEEP VITAL POACHING PATROLS IN THE BUFFER FORESTS OF BANDHAVGARH
Above from left to right examples of the types of traps typically used by poachers to ensnare large mammals including big cats/tigers (Images 1-
OUR AIM: To prevent wild tiger deaths due to poaching or poisoning.
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