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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 the Tiger campaign that involves students, both school and college, professionals and corporate houses.

The Objectives of the Tiger Trust are:

1. Education & Research
2. Publications
3. Awareness Generation
4. Tiger Habitat Conservation
5. Eco-tourism

Activities of Tiger Trust:

Medical Center:
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 lands.

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 Parks.

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 campaigns.

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 through Eco-Tourism.

Nature Interpretation Programs for Local People: Local 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.

Educational Program: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.

Publications: We publish information material like booklets, newsletters, posters, leaflets and stickers etc. about nature and wildlife.

Mass Awareness: 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.

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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 Group (IUCN)
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

Contact Us for More Information:

Tiger Trust
206 Rakeshdeep, 11 commercial complex,
Gulmohar Enclave, New Delhi 110049, India.
Phone: 91 11 6853760,6858656
Fax: 91 11 6865212,
E mail: info@adventure-india.com
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