Tiger Temple Takedown with Sanctuary Asia

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.

3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation

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.

'GIB My Friend' Board Game - Buy 1 + Donate 1

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

Best Responsible Tourism Award, MP

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.

USHA International joins forces with TCF!

USHA International Ltd. and The Corbett Foundation have collaborated to launch the 'Silai School' Programme at Kanha Tiger Reserve. The first batch comprises ten women entrepreneurs from the local community, who will be trained in tailoring a variety of garments, and further, to become master trainers in the Silai School that they will establish in their villages. USHA has sponsored a sewing machine for each trainee and advanced training in this skill. The training will be conducted at TCF's Conservation Centre in village Baherakhar on the outskirts of Kanha Tiger Reserve.

Solar Fencing to protect crops in Kaziranga

A community-based solar fencing project has been initiated to protect standing crops in farms adjacent to Kaziranga Tiger Reserve from being destroyed by foraging wild elephants. Villagers have contributed labour and provided bamboo posts to erect a 4 kilometer-long solar-powered fence enclosing more than 3000 bighas of farm land. A sense of community-ownership and the addressing farmer welfare ensures the project's sustainability, while allowing for unhindered movement of wild elephants beyond forest boundaries.

A Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of Kanha Tiger Reserve

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest publication, 'A Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of Kanha Tiger Reserve'. Authored by Aniruddha Dhamorikar, this book contains an exhaustive coverage of over 600 species of insects and spiders in Kanha Tiger Reserve in Central India, with accompanying photographs from the field - an outcome of nearly three years of intense fieldwork. This publication is available for purchase at TCF's e-shop.

GIB Coffee Table Book Release

TCF's publication of the first-ever coffee table book on the Great Indian Bustard was released by Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director, IUCN Asia at The IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii on September 4, 2016, in the presence of other esteemed delegates and dignitaries. 'Great Indian Bustard - A Pictorial Life History' is authored by Dr. Asad Rahmani and co-authored by Devesh Gadhavi and Kedar Gore, and is available for purchase at TCF's e-shop.

TCF receives award at Corbett Mahotsav

In recognition of its contribution to wildlife conservation, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and its social initiative of providing primary healthcare to communities in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve, The Corbett Foundation was presented with an award by Shri Ranjeet Rawat, Industrial Advisor to Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the Ramnagar Corbett Mahotsav 2016.

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WHERE WE WORK

  • Corbett Tiger Reserve

    Corbett Tiger Reserve is spread over the districts of Nainital and Pauri in Uttarakhand. Named after the legendary English hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett, it covers an area of approximately 1,318 sq. kilometers. Corbett was the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia in 1936. This tiger haven is one of the last few remaining stretches of pristine sub-Himalayan wildernesses.
  • Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

    Located in the Vindhya hills, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh is one of the world's most crucial tiger habitats. Initially the hunting ground for the rulers of Rewa, Bandhavgarh was declared a National Park in 1968 and covers approximately 450 sq. kilometers of dense forests.
  • Kanha Tiger Reserve

    Kanha is the only remaining home of the endangered Hardground Barasingha, a subspecies of Swamp Deer. This bountiful reserve covers an area of approximately 1940 sq. kilometers. Covered in dense sal and thick bamboo trees, Kanha is the largest National Park in Madhya Pradesh and has a rich faunal diversity.
  • Greater Rann of Kutch

    The district of Kutch in Gujarat covers an area of approximately 45,000 sq. kilometers. The region has a rich natural inheritance of wildlife and is home to a number of endangered species, including the iconic Great Indian Bustard. Although some of the coastal districts like Abdasa are remote, in the past couple of years, they have been facing an increasing loss of wilderness areas because of anthropogenic pressure.
  • Pakke Tiger Reserve

    Pakke Tiger Reserve is located on the foothills of the Himalaya in the east Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Spread across approximately 862 sq. kilometers, Pakke is home to four species of hornbill – the Oriental Pied, Wreathed, Rufous-necked and Great Indian Hornbill, and at least 40 mammal species including the Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, and Asiatic Black Bear.
  • Kaziranga Tiger Reserve

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park lies in the picturesque Golaghat and Nagaon districs of Assam. It is spread across approximately 430 sq. kilometers on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra. It is home to the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, and also supports a high density of Asian Buffalos, Asiatic Elephants and Swamp Deer.
  • Pench Tiger Reserve

    Pench National Park derives its name from the Pench river that surges through it. Located in the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh and Nagpur district in Maharashtra, Pench covers an area of about 758 sq. kilometers. Popularly known as 'Mowgli Land', Pench's lush forests are believed have inspired Rudyard Kipling to write 'The Jungle Book'.
  • Admin. Office Mumbai

    TCF's Administrative office is located in Nariman Point in Mumbai. If you're interested in our work, or would like to know more, write to us at info@corbettfoundation.org