WCT is partnering with USAID to further its tiger conservation objectives. The WCT-USAID project is focussing on the CIL that includes the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh.
The scope of work includes:
- Training of mid-level and senior-level park management in patrolling strategies and crime control.
- Monitoring of tiger corridors using remote sensing.
- Monitoring tiger populations along vital corridors using Camera Trapping.
- Multi-stakeholder Consultations in the CIL, Sundarbans (Indo-Bangladesh) and Terai region (Indo-Nepal).
- Development and distribution of training material for frontline forest staff.
- Tiger Genetics to reassess connectivity among populations in the CIL .
- Conducting radio telemetry of dispersing tigers and those involved in conflict with humans.
- Equipping Anti Poaching Camps in various Protected Areas.
- Building capacity among field staff to tackle conflict situations and rescue animals: A fully-equipped and staffed WCT Rapid Response Unit will be moving through the CIL training forest officials in wildlife rescue and conflict mitigation.
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