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A Tigers4Ever Poaching patroller checks the undergrowth for wires, snares and evidence of poaching activity

In the last 17 years, over 550 wild tigers have been killed by poachers, in India. Poachers prefer to use wire snare traps tethered to live electricity cables which result in tigers being both snared and electrocuted. In Bandhavgarh, wire snare traps were responsible for the deaths of 22 tigers between March 2012 - June 2015.

In India, around 95% of all wild tiger deaths from poaching or poisoning occur in the buffer forests which surround the otherwise protected tiger reserves.

Since the launch of our Buffer Zone Anti-Poaching Patrols in July 2015, wild tiger deaths due to poaching or poisoning in Bandhavgarh  have reduced by 91%.

Our first of its kind Buffer Zone Anti-Poaching Patrol protects wild tigers in the buffer forests around Bandhavgarh. Since, 2010, we’ve worked with the Forest Department equipping the forest patrollers who protect tigers in Bandhavgarh’s core forests. A shortage of manpower & resource previously meant that tigers which wandered away from the protected core area to search of prey/territory were vulnerable to attack by poachers or retaliatory poisoning. Over two-thirds of Bandhavgarh’s wild tigers roam in the buffer forests. Our Anti-Poaching Patrols now help to protect them and give them a real chance of a safer wild future.











Our anti-poaching patrollers are recruited from local villages around Bandhavgarh, which have historically been most affected by incidents of human-tiger conflict. This policy helps us to give the villagers a reason to protect wild tigers. We provide training, uniforms, equipment, food & transport for the patrollers who undertake Day/Night patrols on foot & by vehicle in the buffer forests searching for poachers, traps & other illicit activities. We also use local suppliers to equip our Poaching Patrols which provides local employment & continues our commitment to community focused projects giving those living with wild tigers a vested interest in their survival.

We need to raise at least £720 (US$1025) every month to fund this vital wild tiger conservation work so we need your help. Please help us to keep our anti-poaching patrols protecting Bandhavgarh’s wild tigers, by donating using the GlobalGiving Widget above (donate by card, cheque, bank transfer, iPay, Paypal, Gift card, etc., donations accepted in UK£/US$) or to donate in other major currencies please donate at: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/BZPoachingPatrols or use the red donation button below, PayPal welcome. Every donation really does make a big difference no matter how small.

If you’d like to make a regular donation via Standing Order/Bank Transfer from your bank account please email us at: [email protected] for a standing order mandate/Bank Details (UK only). Thank you.

PLEASE HELP TIGERS4EVER TO KEEP VITAL POACHING PATROLS IN THE BUFFER FORESTS OF BANDHAVGARH

Typical Jaw Trap Snare Typical Anchored (or Chained) body snare trap Example simple wire snare trap Tigers4Ever Poaching Patrollers looking for wire snares

Above from left to right examples of the types of traps typically used by poachers to ensnare large mammals including big cats/tigers (Images 1-3).

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OUR AIM: To prevent wild tiger deaths due to poaching or poisoning.

HOW:

  1. By providing Buffer Zone Poaching Patrols to protect wild tigers, remove snares/traps & report illicit activities in the forest.
  2. By educating villagers on the consequences of their actions in the forest & on personal safety for themselves & their livestock.
  3. Working with local communities to ensure they have a vested interest in wild tiger survival.
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