Although the project team works closely with the Government agencies, the team comprises independent researchers and enthusiasts. The team has recently invested personal resources and some donations from our supporters to procure a field vehicle to allow for data collection and rapid access to remote sites upon tip-offs from citizens about the tiger movement.
A donation of Rs. 30,000 will support the field running costs for 30 days including remuneration for the researcher, and assistants; and field expenses such as food, fuel cost, etc.
Tigers are secretive animals, even more so in an urban setup. To track their movement, warn local agencies including police and forest department about their presence in a potential high conflict risk zone, we rely on automatic cameras that trigger by themselves by detecting animal movement. Currently have 13 working camera traps, which need to be periodically visited to collect data from memory cards. These cameras are often damaged or lost to theft.
A donation of Rs. 25,000 - Rs. 30,000 will help procure one camera trap with 4G connectivity that, even if stolen or destroyed, will allow us access to the invaluable data., which is not possible with non-connectivity cameras. We intend to increase the number of camera traps.
Camera traps donations from individuals are always welcome.
Tigers disperse to great distances. Recent studies indicate that populations from Ratapani Sanctuary near Bhopal are likely connected all the way to Bandhavgarh and Kanha. To understand how the tiger population in Bhopal is connected with other tiger populations, we need to conduct a genomic analysis of several hundred of their scats.
A donation of Rs. 3,000-5,000 will allow collection and analysis of one scat sample collected in the field, and analyzed in India’s premier genomic laboratories
One of the most valuable support you can provide us is your time. Join us on exciting field trips, help us collect information about the tiger movement, and help raise funds. Please contact us and let us know of your availability and interests and join the urban tigers team
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