Thanks for visiting WildTiger. Our goal, each and every day, is to foster coexistence between humans and big cats. We work on the ground and interact globally developing, modelling and implementing strategies in an evolving set of challenges. PAGE UPDATED 23 MARCH 2020 – Due to the current situation regarding the pandemic (virus COVID-19), WildTiger is intensifying its focus regarding working with authorities for protection of wildlife and people in our COEXISTENCE model area encompassing Bardia and Banke national parks in western Nepal as well as the Kata corridor linking to the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in India. This website will consist of this single page (as from 19/03/20) during this time and updates can be seen at the blog site of WildTiger Coordinator Jack Kinross HERE.

WildTiger is working closely with the National Trust for Nature Conservation – Bardia Conservation Project (NTNC – BCP) regarding the monitoring of big cat activity particularly in areas close to human settlements. This parallels with the development and functioning of the Leopard Refuge Station (and currently developing for tiger refuge) so that conflict big cats can be managed always with a view to release if possible. Due to the current situation this development is high priority.

The COEXISTENCE TEAM will continue to distribute and communicate guidelines to key areas where conflict between humans and big cats (leopards and tigers) occurs. These guidelines are available in Nepali, Hindi and English languages.

Living with Big Cats – Coexistence Guidelines in Nepali

An integral part of our work is the use of our technical system LeopardEye (real time communications) as part of Early Warning Systems (EWS) as well as in Operation #AntiSnare. Protection of forest areas in conjunction with local organizations and authorities is a WildTiger priority. As part of that in the current situation we are coordinating and working closely with Community Based Anti-Poaching Unit (CBAPU) Rapid Response Teams (RRT) in key corridors and buffer zone/community forest areas .

Another evolving project which has attracted a lot of attention is the Living with Big Cats wildlife kid’s classes which are spread across several villages in our coexistence developing model area in the vicinity of Bardia National Park, west Nepal. Currently due to lockdown and the situation in general regarding the pandemic covid-19, the in situ classes are on hold. We are developing a remote teaching strategy that can be used to enable learning during this time as well as able to be implemented in more isolated areas which are human – big cat conflict highly affected. The classes fall very much in line with our philosophy of community engagement. We’ll update our progress as strategies develop during the pandemic.

We thank those who support our work at this critical time. To assist or to inquire please email projects@wildtiger.org in the first instance. The full website will be republished once the situation stabilizes but our work on the ground has been streamlined and intensified in response to the situation. Social media updates are available mainly at the Twitter site @WildTigerNews and sporadically at the Facebook site Living with Big Cats.

WildTiger is a private sector organization currently registered in Australia (ABN 13817104075)