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  1. 1. Kawal Conservation Project 2010 Supported by
  2. 2. About Hyticos …
  3. 3. What is HyTiCoS Hyderabad Tiger Conservtion society. Hyderabad based NGO 30 members/ 60 volunteers and many sympathizers Presently we work in Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary We have adopted Kawal - Does advocacy - Science based monitoring of tigers and prey - Influence Policy and Administration - Anti-poaching activities - Train forest department
  4. 12. Press Coverage.
  5. 16. Whose duty to Protect Wildlife. <ul><li>Is it priority in the face of dire poverty of the people. </li></ul><ul><li>However Article 48 of the Constitution of India specifies that &quot; the state shall endeavor to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Article 51-A states that &quot; it shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers, and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming is poised to make human life miserable with frequent flood, droughts, epidemics etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The most inexpensive way to fight global warming is protection of forests (large tracts which tiger needs) </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger protection involves forest protection, improving corridors, making space for tigers, relocation of villages from core areas etc. </li></ul>
  6. 17. WHY SAVE KAWAL? <ul><li>In the district of Adilabad having a tiger occupancy of 3,955 km distributed in 2 major blocks with a few sporadic occurrences . Tiger population was estimated to be 19 (17 to 34). (Status of tigers and Copredators March 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Kawal is one of the last four landscapes where Tigers are found in Andhra Pradesh” </li></ul><ul><li>Do we still have second thoughts to conserve Kawal? </li></ul>
  7. 18. Objectives/goals: - Monitoring tiger and its preybase. - To form a strike force for control poaching of animals. - To monitor and report threats like migratory livestock, forest fires, attempts to encroach forestlands and felling in the sanctuary. - To mobilize some local and political support for the cause of tiger conservation.
  8. 20. Priorities for conservation. <ul><li>1. Convert KAWAL WLS to a Wildlife management unit in true sense. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Support the field staff </li></ul><ul><li>3. Policy level change for better protection </li></ul><ul><li>4. Get legal support for the cases pending in Kawal . </li></ul><ul><li>5. Develop a dedicated team at local levels </li></ul><ul><li>6. Awareness campaign </li></ul><ul><li>7. Get maximum support for Kawal </li></ul>
  9. 21. Hidden agenda. <ul><li>Conserve Tigers in Kawal. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring back the dozen tigers that use to roam a decade ago </li></ul><ul><li>We need your support to achieve our goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Together we can save tigers and bring Kawal on international map. </li></ul>
  10. 22. What each of us can do <ul><li>Spread the word </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Lear more and write to authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Join action based NGOs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Donate </li></ul><ul><li>Be informed – </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking, signing newsletters etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 23. &quot;Future generations would be truly saddened that this century had so little foresight, so little compassion, such lack of generosity of spirit for the future that it would eliminate one of the most dramatic and beautiful animals that this world has ever seen&quot; - George B. Schaller.
  12. 24. YEAR Area Tigers Leopard Remarks 1997 Asifabad 1 1 Poisoining 1998 Kagazagar 3 -- Rail Tracks accident 1998 Kawal WLS 1 1 Electrocution 1999 Kagazagar 5 -- Skin Confiscated accused trying to sell in different parts of district 1999 Kagazagar 1 -- SubAdult Killed by Locals 1999 Velatoor -- 1 Poisioning 1999 Kawal WLS 1 -- Killed near Kothapally 1999 Mahamurtharam 1 -- Electrocuted 2001 Vasupally(Kawal) -- 1 Poisioned 2001 Kawal 1 Hunting 2002 Kawal 1 -- Poisoining 2003 Rebna 2 -- Skins being selled 2006 Jainoor 2? 6 Tiger skins were reportedly burned by department and not recorded Total: 18 11