WWF-India's interventions

WWF-India and its partners are working in the landscape to help the forest department in conserving the Protected Areas and also secure critical corridors in these landscapes: Some of the strategies for addressing the issues mentioned above are :

Species survey and monitoring

For assessing status of some species like the Nilgiri tahr as well as to establish baselines on the prey and predator community (in addition to tigers), a species survey and monitoring needs to be carried out.

Community engagement

To work with communities to manage human-wildlife conflict, reduce dependency on fuelwood and also facilitate sustainable use of natural resources especially medicinal plants.

Enhancing communication systems

There is a need to improve the wireless communication network in critical areas in the landscape through building repeater stations that enable enhanced coverage.

Improving legal processes

There is a need to improve the prosecution rate of offenders through capacity building, providing legal help and facilitating inter-state coordination in prosecution of known offenders.

Inter-state collaboration

Facilitate meetings at the highest level between the three states to bring about effective and coordinated anti-poaching, prosecution of offenders and information sharing.

Advocacy and public support

There is a need to communicate the training imparted, anti-poaching activities, community-based work and other wildlife management activities of the department to the public through the media.
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Boominathan in field with indigenous people in south-western India’s western ghats.
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Modified Distillation Unit for lemon grass
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