The Corbett Foundation and the University of Edinburgh, UK have formally collaborated to co-operate and to share information, experience and skills to learn from each other, develop effective working practices and to work jointly.
The specially designed Sakhi stoves require around 40-50% less firewood than the traditional chulahs. These energy-efficient stoves come with a chimney extension that helps in expelling the smoke outside thus keeping the kitchen smoke-free. Over 600 Sakhi stoves have been installed already.
The use of biogas in the buffer zones of tiger reserves has proved to be one of the best interventions to reduce the dependency on fuel wood. This also helps in reducing man-animal conflict and grazing pressures. Around 25 biogas plants have been provided to villagers so far.
Around 2200 tribal youths and other forest-dependent communities have been trained in over 40 vocational skills under the Pukaar initiative since 2012 to reduce the people?s dependency on forests. Around 1500 more will benefit from this scheme till 2018.
This project covers the open farm wells with chain-linked fencing to prevent accidental drowning of wild animals. In the first phase, 200 such open wells that are closest to the core zone of Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve have been fenced to mitigate the man-animal conflict in the area.
In one of longest running tiger conservation programmes, over 12,000 livestock depredation cases have been recorded in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve from 1997-98 to 2014-15 and a total interim compensation of over INR 1.4 crores (around USD 235,000) have been paid under this scheme to prevent revenge killings of tigers and leopards.
Our campaign to protect the last surviving population of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard in Kutch, Gujarat ensured the protection of important bustard habitat in the semi-arid region of Kutch.
TCF is a SAVE associate and works with closely with organizations which are part of the SAVE consortium to protect the critically endangered vulture. Research, grassroots advocacy, capacity building and awareness are important tools to take the message across to the community.
Local communities and tigers commonly share natural ecosystems, and this often gives rise to conflict situations. The Corbett Foundation has adopted a multipronged strategy to help create a harmonious co-existence between tigers and human beings by providing primary healthcare, veterinary care, alternative livelihoods and sustainable initiatives to the local communities.
TCF is partaking in Sanctuary Asia's social media campaign to stop Tiger Temple in Thailand from getting a zoo permit - ultimately allowing to keep 500 tigers captive and propagate illegal trade and abuse of captive tigers. The campaign #TigerTempleTakedown urges citizens and tourists - past and potential - to take down photographs and selfies promoting Tiger Temple and spread the word.
The Corbett Foundation alongside several national and international NGOs at the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation from April 12 to 14, 2016 in New Delhi urges Ministers to commit, at this meeting, to a 'Zero Demand' approach to the illegal international trade in tiger parts in a bid to achieve 'Zero Poaching'. The undersigned in this document draws attention to the captive facilities in various countries as a source of tiger parts and derivatives and appeals to legislators to challenge the "legality" of such processes, the ecological consequences of which are devastating.
Get Involved in GIB Conservation! Introduce your new friend, the Great Indian Bustard, to a school child in rural Kutch! Now for every 'GIB My Friend' Board game & pocket notepad set that you buy at just Rs.100 with a nominal shipping charge of Rs.60, TCF will donate another set to a young school child in rural Kutch on your behalf! You will also receive a special mention on our Facebook page, with details and a photograph of the kid whose day you will have made! Begin spreading the joy! Visit the 'Infotainment' section at our E-shop www.corbettfoundation.org/shop.php
The Corbett Foundation received the Best Responsible Tourism Project Award for it's "Tribal Museum" during the MP Tourism Awards 2016 held in Bhopal on 15th October. The award was presented by the hon'ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in presence of other dignitaries and received by TCF's Baiga colleagues from Kanha. The Baiga community from Bandhatola village in the buffer zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve, manage the Tribal Museum through Mukki Eco Vikas Samiti - a Self Help Group facilitated by TCF. All earnings of this Tribal Museum go to this SHG.