Project Archive India

Indo-Bhutan Transboundary Tiger Monitoring in Barnadi-Jomotshangkha Forest Complex

This project will study the status of tigers and habitats in the contiguous forests of Barnadi-Jomotsankha wildlife sanctuaries which straddle the border of India and Bhutan. It will help the protected area managers and the governments of India and Bhutan to strengthen tiger and habitat conservation measures in  the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA)

Tigers, dams and tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh

In Northeast India, tigers have been reported roaming the foothills of the Himalayas and this project collected tiger and prey population data as part of a wider study in an area which up until now has been relatively data deficient.

Mataki Tags – The study of tiger energetics 

This new and recently developed Mataki tags technology is an open-source, reprogrammable tracking technology with remote-download to record, in high-resolution, the daily activity patterns of tigers in the wild. It will revolutionise the understanding of tiger movements across a human-dominated  landscape

Combating the Asian Big Cat Trade

A film guide for enforcement officers in India, Nepal, China and Vietnam. Translated into six languages.
Organised crime needs an organised response and EIA encourages governments to use intelligence-led policing strategies to target wildlife criminals who profit from and control the illegal trade in endangered species. 

Engaging India to build a constituency for tiger conservation

This new project for WCS-India aims to broaden the reach of their conservation initiatives through awareness building to encourage local Indian business houses, corporations, foundations and high-net-worth individuals to build philanthropic support for tiger conservation.

Recovering wild tiger populations through habitat consolidation 2010

This WCS-India project buys privately owned land parcels inside protected areas and adjacent to critical tiger habitats in the Western Ghats to mitigate habitat fragmentation, human impacts on wildlife and their habitat and to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. All relocation is voluntary and the villagers are helped with all aspects of their relocation and resettlement through their full participation.

Reducing wildlife mortality due to roads in the Nagarahole-Bandipur corridor

Three major roads pass through the Nagarahole and Bandipur reserves and have had a serious negative impact on one of India’s most critical wildlife habitats. Mitigation measures have been proposed by local authorities and  WCS-India is conducting research to see whether additional steps are required and if the proposed methods will be effective.

 Recovering wild tiger populations through habitat-defragmentation 2008

WCS-India are working in protected areas in the forests of the Western Ghats in Karnataka to voluntarily resettle families living in enclaves within critical tiger habitats in order to reduce the threat of habitat fragmentation.

Threat reduction to Tigers 2007 – 08

This WCS-India project aims to reduce adverse human impacts on tigers and human-tiger conflict by facilitating the voluntary resettlement of forest-dwelling communities from the park.

Evaluating changing attitudes to tiger conservation 2006

Sanjay Gubbi’s study seeks to carry out a follow-up analysis of the legacy of  The India Eco-development Project (IEDP) in certain protected areas (PAs) in southern India. The IEDP, set out to improve the capacity of PA managers to conserve biodiversity, reduce negative impacts of local people on biodiversity and of PAs on local people, and increase collaboration of local people in conservation efforts.

Tiger Habitat Consolidation, Kudremukh Reserve, India 2006

WCS-India/CWS  compensated landowners in Kudremukh, in the Western Ghats in India for surrendering their land.

Supporting local advocacy for tiger conservation 2006

This project from the Centre for Wildlife Studies focused on the institution of three Tiger Conservation Fellowships in the state of Karnataka, which promoted local stewardship, advocacy and public awareness for tiger conservation.

Community leadership, India 2000 – 06

This long term project from WCS – India based itself on a co-operative venture across different regions in India and was centered around the idea of locating young and highly motivated local youth leaders in prime tiger landscapes to promote tiger conservation through community education.

Investigation into poaching and illegal trade 2000

This Wildlife Protection Society India project focused on intelligence gathering on poachers and traders and providing information and advice to the Indian Government.

Support for Sariska

A project run by Global Tiger Patrol which in 2001 financed the purchase of a new Jeep

Bengal tiger conservation programme, Madhya Pradesh 1998

A Global Tiger Patrol project in association with Tusk Force which channelled funds towards active tiger conservation where they will have the greatest immediate impact. The programme delivered essential equipment requested by local advisors and tiger conservation management, including five jeeps for wildlife officers and wardens in Sitanadi, Udanti and Barnawapra Sanctuaries