Update 16 February 2020 – Currently the Coexistence Team is working closely with the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC Nepal) in several areas where serious conflict situations between humans and big cats have taken place. While our social media sites carry some updates more will be available at this site once our content changes are completed through February as collaborative strategy with NTNC – Bardia Conservation Project (BCP) is finalized. Please read the latest blog post from WildTiger Coordinator Jack Kinross HERE as we develop Early Warning Systems (EWS) as part of conflict mitigation work.
Thanks for visiting WildTiger as we begin 2020, the start of a decade recognized as being vital for the future of wildlife. WildTiger’s goal, each and every day, is to foster coexistence between humans and big cats. We work on the ground and interact globally.
Our online platforms including here at wildtiger.org as well as wildleopard.net are currently being updated with content being added through January due for publication in early February as we move into the new decade of human and big cat coexistence. At the moment we have a strong focus working on the ground regarding the situation where serious human – big cat conflict is occurring through Western Nepal and adjoining Indian States. For now please visit the Coexistence Strategies, Guidelines and Coexistence Team Format Page HERE
Another element of our work which will be highlighted in the updates is a new dedicated section regarding wildlife crime, including #AntiSnare.
Every year globally many thousands of animals of wild animals are caught in snares. In big cat regions snares are often set to catch wild meat (also known as bush meat) but tigers and particularly leopards are often collateral catch, suffering brutal, painful deaths. Big cats are also target species for many poachers using snare traps as well as other methods including poisoning.
WildTiger remains committed to anti poaching/trafficking. Coexistence is a two way street and the killing of big cats upsets the balance of natural ecosystems. It is also a morally indefensible wildlife crime.