2019
by The Corbett Foundation

Minimizing livestock depredation by tigers through modification of livestock shed by chain link fences with community participation in Kaziranga National Park (KNP), India and strengthen conservation of Bengal Tiger

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2019
by The Corbett Foundation

Minimizing livestock depredation by tigers through modification of livestock shed by chain link fences with community participation in Kaziranga National Park (KNP), India and strengthen conservation of Bengal Tiger

  1. To reduce livestock depredation by tigers from livestock shed through modification of existing livestock sheds with chain link fence.
  2. Involve community as an equal partner to mitigate human tiger conflict.
  3. To secure livelihood of community members by protection of livestock.
  4. To reduce antagonism attitude among community towards tiger conservation in KNP and strengthen conservation of Bengal Tiger.

 

The project could be conducted in the following conflict prone fringe villages. Eastern Range: Tamulipathar, Diffoloopathar, Sukhani Gaon, Borigaon Central Range: Goshanibor,Dumjan, Siljurii,Jhapori Pathar

 

  1. Selection of beneficiary: Through secondary data from Govt sources and questionnaire survey.
  2. Procurement of chain link fences: Necessary steel wire fencing material for 200 sheds.
  3. Community Involvement: Village wise monitoring and maintenance committee would be formed. Community will provide necessary labor requirement, bamboo poles for fences installation.
  4. Fence installation: Demonstration by TCF team members.
  5. Awareness: Awareness programs on importance of tiger conservation.
  6. Monitoring: TCF would monitor and supervise the overall project.
Name organisation:
The Corbett Foundation
Start date:
01-04-2019
Funding:
€9270
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Country/Territory:
India
Name organisation:
The Corbett Foundation
Start date:
01-04-2019
Funding:
€9270
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Country/Territory:
India Africa

No loss of livestock since sheds have heen modified

From the final report: “201 livestock sheds had been modified successfully. No loss of livestock lifting had been reported after modification for the sheds. No Injury or retaliatory killing of tigers had been reported from the project sites. Through this project, the team had reached 201 households with approximate 1005 individuals (average 5 person per family) in four villages. With successful implementation of the project, the team had provided protection to 1079 livestock in 4 villages, which is having a commercial value of 129,480 (average cost 120 per livestock).

 

As majority of the livestock depredation is reported from Central and Eastern Range of KNP, we estimate that another 500 such fencing would drastically reduce livestock depredation in this landscape which could cover conflict site of other ranges of Kaziranga too. The Corbett Foundation is willing to showcase these cattle shed fencing as a low-cost conflict mitigation tool which could be adopted by the local government and other non-governmental agencies in other tiger conflict prone areas too. The Team is also working on scientific publication from the findings of this project.”