| Secret Information Reward Scheme
runs a Secret Information Reward Scheme to gather poaching and wildlife
crime information around Tiger Reserves in Central India in
collaboration with the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh State
Governments. The scheme is now active around Tadoba, Bandhavgarh,
Melghat, Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserves.
has proven to be very successful in obtaining information on poaching
activity around these Tiger Reserves. Through this scheme, anyone who
has information on any illegal wildlife activity can telephone a
24-hour mobile number and anonymously give the details. If the
information results in a successful wildlife enforcement case, they can
call again to receive a confidential cash reward which they will be given
within seven days.
reward of Rs. 5,000 or more is given for information leading to the
arrest of tiger poachers and the seizure of steel traps used to kill
tigers. A reward of Rs. 2,500 or more is given for information leading
to the arrest of local poachers who use electrocution traps or poison
waterholes to kill leopards and prey species.
award scheme is constantly publicised through posters and wall
paintings, and awareness drives are held to launch the scheme in new
areas. WPSI’s Central India staff also conducts a series of
micro-workshops in the target areas to train frontline forest staff in
anti-poaching techniques and to spread awareness about the scheme.
large amount of wildlife crime related information is received every
year through the Secret Information Reward scheme, and shared with the