India is the country with the greatest number of tigers, given a total estimated population of 2.226 individuals. The national park of Kaziranga, in the state of Assam, shelters the most important population of tigers in the eastern country, with a hundred individuals living in the wild. This region is where the activities of this program are based.
Problems to solve
- Decrease in available prey for tigers (buffalos, takins, sambars, Indian hog-deer hunted for their meat) .
- Wildlife authorities lacking means, villagers minimally involved.
- Data on tigers not centralized.
- Study tiger populations in the area by gathering centralized scientific data and with an automatic photographing system.
- Monitor tiger prey situation, limit hunting and loss of forest cover.
- Sensitize the children and villagers to conservation through educational campaigns.
- Facilitate the installation of alternatives to the overexploitation of the natural resources.