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Whenever possible, WPSI staff members interact with schools, colleges and other interested groups using wildlife films and slide shows to raise urgently needed awareness on conservation issues. Today there is growing concern about India's wildlife, and in particular our dwindling tiger population. Both adults and children need to be empowered with the right information and direction on how they can help.

Of particular interest is Shekar Dattatri's path-breaking new film 'The Truth About Tigers'. This film is an unflinching portrayal of the ground realities that prevail in our forests and an invaluable tool for anybody who is interested in helping to save our national animal. It guides the viewer through the life of the tiger, from birth to death, clearly explaining the reasons why tigers are declining.  More importantly, the film provides pointers on what the government should do to reverse the decline, and what ordinary citizens can meaningfully do to contribute. An accompanying website, www.truthabouttigers.org provides additional information on tigers and their conservation. We have assisted in the distribution of thousands of copies of Shekar Dattatri's path-breaking film.

WPSI launched its Tiger Conservation Awareness Programme in the tiger landscapes of Central India in 2011. The programme uses colourful customised audio-visual vans, decorated with tiger stripes, to conduct film screenings of a Hindi language version of 'The Truth About Tigers'  and awareness meetings in the villages and markets fringing Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Tadoba and Pench tiger landscapes. To date we have covered more than 550 villages reaching out to an audience of over 100,000 villagers. The aim is to reduce tiger poaching and human-wildlife conflict by generating conservation awareness and encouraging meaningful dialogues on the issue. Villagers are motivated to view their wildlife as an asset rather than a threat. The programme is also used to disseminate information on the WPSI Secret Information Reward Scheme to gather poaching evidence, and to assist communities by informing them of government projects that they could benefit from.

In 2011, WPSI acquired its first van, which covered 69 villages in the year, reaching out to an audience of approximately 15,610 villagers. A second van was acquired in 2012, and that year the two vans collectively covered 204 villages engaging approximately 32,240 villagers. In 2013, the vans covered 268 villages, reaching out to 55,405 villagers. This year WPSI has added yet another van to the programme to extend its reach to the villages located in and around the Kanha-Pench corridor and Pench Tiger Reserve. The programme is proving to be successful in reducing corruption and speeding up compensation claims, both issues that will have a deep impact on the way the local communities view the wildlife of their areas.

 

 

 

 

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