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A proud moment for "THE CORBETT FOUNDATION"

On February 18, 2018 at the World CSR Congress in Mumbai, The Corbett Foundation was honoured with a CERTIFICATE OF MERIT for its voluminous work in the field of wildlife conservation & sustainable development. At this event, Mr Kedar Gore, Director of The Corbett Foundation, was recognised with a prestigious award as one of the “50 Most Impactful Social Innovators”. 

The Corbett Foundation is grateful to the organisers of the World CSR Congress for these honours!
SLTP Annual Seminar 2018

Satpuda Landscape Tiger Partnership (SLTP), supported and facilitated by Born Free Foundation, is one of the largest consortium of NGOs working on tiger conservation in Central India and is actively engaged in the acts against all the primary threats to tiger in the Satpuda Landscape. The Corbett Foundation is proud to be associated with SLTP in its conservation mission and plays an active role in this mission through its varied activities in Kanha and Bandhavgarh tiger reserves, Kanha-Pench Corridor and Bandhavgarh-Sanjay Dubri Corridor.

As an annual program, the 14th SLTP Seminar was organised this year between February 05-08, 2018 at Madai, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh. The theme for this year's seminar was Habitat Management in Core of Tiger Reserves. The partner NGOs (Satpuda Foundation, BNHS, The Corbett Foundation, Nature Conservation Society of Amravati, Baavan Trust, Conservation Action Trust and TRACT) and other honourable delegates presented their views on various topics such as wildlife conservation in central India, habitat manipulation in TR core, managing core habitat for tigers and wildlife protection in corridors, to name a few. The seminar was inaugurated in august presence of Mr. Ashok Mishra, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief Wildlife Warden, Maharashtra, Mr. R. Sreenivasa Murthy, IFS, Member Secretary, Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board and Mr. L. Krishnamoorthy, IFS, Field Director, Satpuda Tiger Reserve. Other invited delegates were Dr. AJT Johnsingh, former Dean of WII and Scientific Advisor of The Corbett Foundation and Mr. Julian Mathews of TOFTigers and Mr. Tony Renton of Oil and Gas London. The seminar was facillitated by Dr. Claudio Sillero, Head of Conservation, Born Free Foundation and Research Fellow, WildCRU, University of Oxford. 

Cultivation of mushrooms – Simple way to alternate livelihood

The Corbett Foundation, in collaboration with G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, organised a training for Oyster Mushroom cultivation for 29 select women from six distinct Self Help Groups of villages around Corbett Tiger Reserve. The cultivation of mushrooms is simple and economical. Along with the training provided, these women would be supported to take this venture to a commercial scale so as to create an alternative livelihood for them. 

                                    Let them catch the fish!

Black-headed and Brown-headed Gulls arrive in thousands along the coastline of Mumbai as part of their annual migration. Ornithologists have always believed that Gulls come to Mumbai in winters to escape extreme climatic conditions in their breeding grounds and in search of food (fish, crabs, molluscs, and other natural sea creatures). 
But it is very despairing to notice that people feed these birds with snacks such as gathiya, wafers, sev, bread and other the food items generally not considered good even for human consumption. This is done either in the belief of good deed or entertainment. The birds have been observed to have blotted tummies due to ill-effects of such food. Tremendous efforts are being taken by various social organizations including The Corbett Foundation, environmentalists, biologists as well as individuals to spread a word of awareness in hope to reduce these wrong practices. It is our sincere appeal to the people of Mumbai, who have been indulging in such practices, to refrain from feeding Gulls, or for that matter any wild birds, with snacks meant for human consumption. Let the birds feed themselves with their natural food. No help from humans is required in this matter!
                Press Release on the Tiger Temple in Thailand

The Corbett Foundation was among many other international NGOs to write to the Director General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thailand urging him to revoke the zoo license issued to Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. in Kanchanaburi, which is an offshoot entitu of the infamous Tiger Temple of Tahiland. The business and persons responsible for this facility have been repeatedly implicated in illegal trade in tigers. The letter made an appeal stating that Thailand should take new measures to ensure tigers across the country are not bred for trade in tiger parts and derivatives. 

Read the full letter  here. .

                                    World Wetlands Day

February 2nd is observed globally as World Wetlands Day. It was in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 that the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance – called the Ramsar Convention – was signed between several countries. A total of 169 countries have adopted this Convention so far. The Ramsar Convention’s mission is “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”. India too became a party to the Ramsar Convention in 1982, and thus is obligated to protect and conserve its wetlands and ensure its wise use.

While this is true, wetlands today face tremendous anthropogenic pressure and listed as one of most threatened ecosystems in the world. Unfortunately, wetlands are considered as wastelands!

Mr. Kedar Gore, Director of The Corbett Foundation writes on this issue in context of Mumbai city. Read the article  here.

Mr. Dilip Khatau, Chairman
Mrs. Rina Khatau, Co-Chair
Mr. B. K. Goswami, Retd. IAS
Dr. M. K. Ranjitsinh, Retd. IAS
Mr. Nirmal Ghosh
Mr. Sam Mistry
Mr. Sharad Sanghi
Mr. Akshobh Singh
Mr. Darius E. Udwadia
Mr. Prabhu Rajkotia
Mr. Laxmikumar N. Goculdas
Dr. Divyabhanusinh Chavda
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