TIGERS OF CHANDRAPUR A short film on co-existence of tigers and people
The Chandrapur district of Central India is known for its tigers. Made famous by the Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve, this region has had a dark history of Human - Tiger conflict. 2008 saw an unprecedented scale of attacks in this region, escalating to more than 40 deaths over a span of 3 years.
The reasons for conflict became clearer with a in-depth study of these conflict cases by conservationists of Tiger Research and Conservation Trust (TRACT). What they found was surprising and illuminating.
More than 50 tigers live outside the protected areas in these human dominated forests.
This short film by Evanescence Studios gives an insight into the life of local communities co-habiting with tigers and leopards in fringe forests of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve; the reasons for conflict and its mitigation as recognised and implemented by Poonam and Harshawardhan Dhanwatey with their field team; the interventions by the Central and State government through policies and benefits to local communities of Chandrapur.
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