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Tigers4Ever is committed to delivering projects which will have an ongoing lasting effect on future wild tiger conservation. This includes the decision to construct up to three permanent wildlife water-holes in Bandhavgarh National Park which will provide sustainable year round water for wildlife including wild tigers, and seek to reduce incidents of man-animal conflict. Work on the wildlife waterholes commenced in 2016 following a successful fundraising campaign in 2015/6. Tigers4Ever is constructing a large waterhole of at least 1600m2 to a depth of 1.5m (costing in the region of Rs.0.525 million (around UK£6450) on dry site in core forest where currently wildlife frequently enters nearby villages in search of water during the hot dry summers. The second wildlife water-hole project involves the provision of a small dry lined circular waterhole (see small image on left above) with a 5-HP solar powered bore-hole (see centre image above) pump to fill the waterhole from underground water sources year-round (at a cost of Rs.517,000 around UK£6310) in an area where a wildlife water-source was absent so tigers, leopards and their prey frequently wandered into nearby villages in search of water.  The third waterhole project which Tigers4Ever hopes to complete in 2017/18 (subject to raising a further £8200) is the provision of a 3-HP solar-powered bore-hole pump (at a cost of Rs.592,000, around UK£7220), this will be constructed at the site of an existing waterhole which dried out completely during the 2016 drought and provides an essential water source for up to 10 wild tigers. All of these water-hole projects, including the solar powered bore-hole pumps, will be constructed in both an ecologically and environmentally focused manner.


Local workers are being used in the construction of the water-holes so these projects provide a much needed source of income in the rural community which lives with wild tigers.


Tigers4Ever is grateful to Tiger Awareness for its assisting with 20% of the costs associated with the Tigers4Ever Waterhole Projects numbered 1 and 2. Waterhole construction work is expected to re-commence after the end of the early morning frosts/mists period. If you would like to help Tigers4Ever to complete these three waterhole projects please donate using the buttons above or via http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/waterholes (PayPal Donations are welcome). Every little helps.

Wildlife waterhole to be sourced by 5 HP Solar powered bore-hole pump Adopt-a-Tiger Bore-hole to underground water source prepared for solar-powered pump Site of relocated village and 1600 sq metre natural swampland waterhole

OUR AIMS:

  1. To reduce man-animal conflict between humans and wild tigers.
  2. To prevent wild tiger deaths due to man-animal conflict.

HOW:

  1. Provide permanent wildlife water-holes to provide year round water sources for wild tigers and their prey in areas of forest away from human activities.
  2. Provide environmentally friendly solutions to sourcing water for water-holes and minimise need for ongoing human interventions.
  3. Educate villages on the consequences of their actions in the forest and on personal safety for themselves and their livestock.
  4. Work with local communities to ensure they benefit from wild tiger survival.
Site of relocated village for proposed Permanent large wildlife waterhole, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India

Our Work in India- Wildlife Waterhole Project

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