SUPPORTED BY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST (2016-2019) & BORN FREE FOUNDATION THROUGH THE SATPUDA LANDSCAPE TIGER PARTNERSHIP (2015-2016)
Joint patrolling in the peripheral forests to address threats to wildlife and habitat:
TRACT commenced a new concept of Joint jungle patrols along the porous periphery of parks by TRACT staff and the local forest guard.
This has been done in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve buffer with a team of local youth who have been trained and motivated by us to work in their backyard for a stipend supported through our projects.
Equipped with field uniform, field shoes, Binoculars, cameras and an insurance, they patrol the sensitive buffer areas, which have a hard edge of farmlands and villages, fire fighting, locating threats of poaching and snaring, watching water sources against poisoning, monitoring cattle kills, checking on illegal timber and bamboo extraction by locals in the name of firewood and much more. These green warriors are the strength of TRACT and are the true epitome of co-habitation with wildlife.