The Tiger Research and Conservation Trust (TRACT) is a not for profit, non-government organisation, dedicated to the conservation of wild tigers, their prey and their habitat both inside and beyond boundaries of the Central India landscape.
Our work focuses on facilitating protection through patrols and training, integrating local stakeholders in the process of wildlife conservation, mitigation of human – large carnivore conflict and changing how local communities living in tiger habitats view this species, creating a social fence, which is key for its persistence in the future.
Need for Tiger Conservation
The ever dwindling number of Tigers surviving today in the wild and the increasing magnitude of threats facing them is a stark reality hard to ignore. Over the last century, global wild tiger populations have suffered a severe decline now making them one of the most endangered big cats in the world.
The wild tiger is an ambassador for the ecosystems it occupies, without its presence the delicate balance of nature is disrupted causing negative tropic cascades. We are at a critical turning point in the fight to save this apex predator from extinction, with habitat loss, prey depletion and poaching being our biggest enemy.