Tiger Trust is a National Level Non-governmental Organization that started
in 1989 by Late Kailash Sankhala, Padma Shree, Founder Director of Project
Tiger, Government of India. Tiger trust works for Nature Conservation
its programs awareness and education. Through its headquarters in New
Delhi, India, it has established Kailash Sankhala Conservation Centers
near Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park where we work closely
with the neighborhood communities, park authorities, State Governments
and other organizations. In urban areas we have a very active Save
campaign that involves students, both school and college,
professionals and corporate houses.
The Objectives of the Tiger Trust
1. Education & Research
3. Awareness Generation
4. Tiger Habitat Conservation
Activities of Tiger Trust:
A Medical Center has been established at Mukki, Kanha, for neighborhood
communities where a doctor visits once in a week.
Health Education Center:
The patients visiting the clinic are given a program on health and hygiene,
balanced way of life and simple home remedies that might cure simple ailments
like cold, cough, digestive problems etc.
Medical Plants Nursery:
Tiger Trust has established Medicinal Plants Nurseries at Kanha &
Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodges near Kanha & Bandhavgarh National Parks.
Tiger Trust aims encourage the local farmers to grow it on their private
Development of alternate means of energy:
With an aim to reduce the fuel wood dependence we have introduced the
bio-gas plants and improved solar cookers in the villages around National
Training & Workshops about better Agricultural &
Animal Husbandry Practices:
Information, training and support about the better agricultural and animal
husbandry practices helps in breaking the age long myths and a change
from traditional, now, now -viable practices.
Wildlife Research Center:
Established to study the status of flora and fauna in the parks and strategy
to improve the bio-diversity of the area.
Craft & Skill Development Center:
We have started a program to impart certain handicraft skills to local
women that would help develop creative instincts and earn a welcome source
of additional income.
Nature Conservation Program:
There is a full-fledged campaign on awareness generation where we organize
exhibitions, seminars and presentations, competitions and walks.
Tiger Habitat Conservation:
Involves neighborhood communities living around tiger reserves and is
of great importance. We have associated government agencies like Aanganwadi
(Women's` welfare department) and Baalwadi (Child Care Center) for awareness
Nature Interpretation for Visitors:
The tourists are being informed of the role of tiger in maintaining the
ecological balance in a forest.
Nature Guide Training Program:
- A nature guide training
program has been organized for local youth to help them earn their livelihood
Nature Interpretation Programs for Local People:
people are also taken for visits to the National Parks for better understanding
of concepts of protected areas.
Legal Training Program:
Tiger Trust has organized legal
training cum workshops for the forest officials along with police and
general administration to help in effective implementation of these laws.
An education center has been started
at Kailash Sankhala Conservation Centre at Kanha to provide guidance and
a hope and for the children of underprivileged families. It helps to inculcate
respect and responsibility towards the park.
Awards and Scholarships:
Tiger Trust gives awards and
scholarships to the people involved in for their outstanding contribution
in the field of wildlife conservation.
We publish information material like booklets,
newsletters, posters, leaflets and stickers etc. about nature and wildlife.
We work with electronic and print media
to bring about focus on Nature Conservation.
Young Conservationists Program:
- Tiger Trust has established
Tiger Cub Club in schools and colleges to bring about conservation consciousness
and active participation of the young force to save our wilderness.
Kailash Sankhala Memorial Lecture
is organized every year jointly by Tiger Trust and WWF- India.
The speakers of the past lectures have been:
4 October 1995:
Dr. Karan Singh- Former Union Minister
and Chairman, Project Tiger
Topic: Tiger- Myth and Reality.
4 October 1996:
Dr. Ruth Keesling- Lifetime Trustee,
Morris Animal Foundation
Topic : Challenges of Saving Endangered Species
3 October 1997:
Mr. David Ferguson-International Affairs,
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Topic : Role of Science and Biology in Wildlife Conservation in India
8 October 1998:
Mr. R. Rajamani- Former Secretary, Ministry
of Environment and Forests
5th Octuber 1999:
Mr. Peter Jackson - Chairman Cat Specialist
Topic : Tigers : Yes, but what about all other cats ?
9th November 2000:
Mr. H. S. Panwar - Former Director,
Wildlife Institite of India, Dehradun
Topic : Current Conservation Scene - High Time for a Hard Look.
2nd November 2001:
Mr. Stephen Mills
Topic: The Uses & Abuses of Ignorance
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