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REDUCING TIGER ATTACKS & HELPING SAVE THE FORESTS

Save Wild Tigers are a major supporter and partner of the “Satpuda Tiger landscape programme” in central India, co-ordinated by the Born Free Foundation working with local NGO partners.

Throughout Tiger landscapes in India, the need for cooking fuel drives villagers living alongside tigers into the forest searching for wood for their stoves. Whilst degrading the habitat they can also find themselves in danger from Wild Tiger attacks.

 

Gas from fermented cow manure provides a safe & eco-friendly alternative!



SAVE WILD TIGERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN INDIA

Save Wild Tigers are proud to have supported the Satpuda landscape Tiger programme (SLTP) (one of the largest tiger conservation schemes in the world!), in central India over the past 5 years.

Around 400 Wild tigers roam across 7 interconnected Tiger reserves, including- Kanha, Melghat, Pench, Saptuda-Bori, Tadoba-Andhari and Navegaon-Nagzira. The Satpuda scheme is a critical and extremely effective conservation programme that we want to share some more facts about.

Established by Born Free & WildCru (Oxford university) 10 years ago, the programme is run by local independent NGO`s on the ground including- TRACT, CAT, Corbett foundation, Bombay Natural History society, Satpuda foundation and the NCSA. This has been a great example & model of how partners can work side by side to maximise the ultimate goal of ensuring the wild Tiger not only survives, but thrives.

Save Wild Tigers will be posting specific details of our involvement, results & plans for the future over the next few months-- so stay posted!!

 

Photo compliments of Roger Hooper- photographed in Pench Tiger reserve

 



“BE INSPIRED”

Save Wild Tigers announce the biggest tiger event in Europe this year; our exciting 2015 Gala dinner - to be held at the iconic SAVOY Hotel London on Friday 9th October.

“This will be our most spectacular evening yet - a night not to be missed!” (Simon Clinton, Founder of SWT)

This event follows the hugely successful Save Wild Tigers Gala dinner in Malaysia last October with the Malaysian Royal Family, and our last London Gala event at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel in 2013.

Join us for this magnificent evening which includes a special drinks reception followed by a stunning dinner, inspiring entertainment, tiger themed art and a few surprises!

Tickets now on sale @£275 per ticket (tables of 10 available).

To reserve your tickets please email inspire@savewildtigers.org

For more details please give us a call on +44 (0) 1628 498492

All profits from this event will go to our Save Wild Tiger initiative projects run by the Environmental Investigation Agency and the Born Free Foundation.



LOAS SIN CITY IS AN ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE SUPERMARKET FOR VISITING CHINESE TOURISTS

Save Wild Tigers are proud to be associated in part funding this great piece of work by Debbie and the EIA team. 

 
In 'Sin City: Illegal Wildlife Trade in Laos’ Special Economic Zone', the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) documents how the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GT SEZ) in Bokeo Province has effectively become a lawless playground.
 
The complex comprises a casino, hotel, shops, restaurants, a shooting range and massage parlours, and visitors can openly buy endangered species products including tigers, leopards, elephants, rhinos, pangolins, helmeted hornbills, snakes and bears – smuggled in from Asia and Africa.
 
Do try and read this - http://eia-international.org/reports/sin-city-illegal-wildlife-trade-in-laos-special-economic-zone - it once again reminds us why we must act.


CAN WE LEARN FROM HISTORY? WHY WE NEED CHINA TO SAVE THE DAY...

The poaching of tigers is unfortunately not a new or recent phenomenon, wild tigers have been targeted and hunted for prestige and trophies dating back as far as the 16th century.

Historically, tigers have been hunted on foot, elephant and horseback. In India, Mughal emperors had a passion for big game hunting, and royal hunting, or shikar, was carried out until the dynasty fell in 1857. Paintings also depict the Mongol, Turk, & Afghan nobility hunting tigers but the British Raj were perhaps the worst offenders with large numbers of colonial aristocrats using sophisticated firearms which, coupled with habitat loss, significantly reduced India’s tiger population. For example, King George V boasted killing 39 tigers in 10 days in Nepal after ascending the throne in 1911 and it’s estimated over 80,000 wild tigers were slaughtered in the 50 years between 1875 and 1925 alone.

So we have moved from around 150,000 wild tigers globally in 1900 to as few as 3,200 in the wild today. Now, poaching led by demand from China is today’s biggest driver of their current demise. However, unlike 200 years ago, this time there is no going back. Numbers are now at a critical level. So, after two million years with tigers roaming this planet, we are at the 11th hour. Critical countries like China have the chance to change the tiger’s current trajectory. Will they step up to the challenge? Let’s help everyone make the right decision.