Save Tigers of Chhattisgarh

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WE THE TIGERS OF CHHATTISGARH NEED YOUR HELP NOW!

There is a Wildlife Sanctuary in Chhattisgarh called Bhoramdev Wildlife Sanctuary (BWLS). BWLS is a prominent habitat of Tigers and the largest corridor of Central India Tiger Landscape, which connects three states. 

National Tiger Conservation Authority strongly recommended to the State Government of Chhattisgarh declaring BWLS as a Tiger Reserve.

The State Government of Chhattisgarh initially agreed to declare it as a Tiger Reserve but later on, the State Government itself suddenly dropped the idea of declaring it as a Tiger Reserve. Now the State Government of Chhattisgarh has told the Hon’ble Chhattisgarh High Court that a proper decision would be taken in the forthcoming meeting of the State Board for Wildlife.Since the State Government has earlier dropped the proposal to make BWLS as a Tiger Reserve, Let’s insist the authorities to declare BWLS as a Tiger Reserve. 

Positive Impact of making BWLS a Tiger Reserve:

  1.  Chhattisgarh have reduced 60% tigers during last 4 years (it was 46 in Tiger Census 2014), in future Chhattisgarh alone can have and accommodate about 200 tigers. 
  2. If BWLS is declared as Tiger Reserve with an area of 625sq Km, it alone can accommodate 60 Tigers!
  3. By establishing a Tiger Reserve we would be able to increase the tiger population in India.
  4. NTCA will fund the welfare of tigers by providing management and control through experts.

What can YOU do to SAVE tigers of Chhattisgarh?

  1. Sign the Petition
  2. SPREAD the word
  3. Write an E-mail to concerned department. Address of authorities Minister of Forest GoI, Secretary Forest GoI, CM Chhattisgarh, Addl CS Forest CG, Member Secretary NTCA, PCCF, CG; CWLW CG respectively are-
     mefcc@gov.in, cmcg@nic.in, secy-moef@nic.in, rp.mandal@ias.nic.in, ms-ntca@nic.in, cgpccf@gmail.com, cwlwcg@gmail.com, pa2mefcc@gov.in

 

The tiger is a unique animal which plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of an ecosystem. It is a top predator which is at the apex of the food chain and keeps the population of wild ungulates in check, thereby maintaining the balance between prey herbivores and the vegetation upon which they feed. Therefore, the presence of tigers in the forest is an indicator of the well being of the ecosystem. The extinction of this top predator is an indication that its ecosystem is not sufficiently protected, and neither would it exist for long thereafter.

Therefore, it’s not just about saving a beautiful animal. It is about making sure that we live a little longer as the forests are known to provide ecological services like clean air, water, pollination, temperature regulation etc.