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Tiger Conservation Seminar a success

At the end of October, the Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme (SLTP), funded by Born Free, held its fifth Annual Seminar in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Rather than implementing new projects from scratch, the SLTP supports a network of existing partners operating across the Satpuda landscape, funding their specific needs and developing collaborative endeavours to make full use of limited resources. Dedicated local conservationists are rewarded through Conservation Empowerment Bursaries, enabling them to focus all their energy on their conservation work.

Kindly hosted by the Tiger Conservation and Research Trust (TRACT), the three-day event was attended by over 40 conservationists, wildlife rangers and state officials. Representatives from all five Indian partner organisations had the chance to report on their activities of the past 12 months – which you can read about here (SLTP Annual Report 2009).

There was also a session for guest presentations from the Bombay Natural History Society and the Wildlife Protection Institute of India, focusing on – respectively - conflicts between man and leopards, and the enforcement of India’s wildlife laws to protect tigers from poaching.

Participants at the 2009 SLTP Seminar
Enjoying a drive through Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve
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