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TCF presents its Annual Report for the year 2017-18!  

Yet another year of our long standing efforts of wildlife conservation and community development with the whole-hearted support of our corporate and institutional partners! 

Do read, share and download  Annual Report 2017-18 here.
Elephant Green Corridor

TCF has joined hands with Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in its Elephant Green Corridor initiative to provide elephants with their #RightofPassage.  

The prime purpose of this initiative is to sensitize local community and students of villages in and around elephant corridors in Uttarakhand about elephants, their habitat, importance of corridor, human-wildlife conflict.
Two such programs were arranged for students of Government High School, Kunkhet and Government Inter Collage, Mohan situated near South Patlidun - Chilkiya – Mohan – Kumeriya elephant corridor.

TCF and Green Corridor Champions of WTI, explained students about the role of elephants in maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystems along with screening of a movie on elephants and their corridor conservation.

Solar Light Distribution

People of villages Awrai and Chhatarpakhan from buffer range of Phen Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh, can now work with much ease at homes and verandas with the solar lights on. TCF, with support of Phoenix Distributors Pvt Ltd, distributed 55 solar lights to the houses of these two villages which did not have any access to electricity. 46 more solar lights will be distributed to the remaining houses of theses villages in coming week.

Solar lights not only add to ease but make it safe for people to move around at nights reducing chances of human-wildlife conflict.


World Leprosy Day - Ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice

Though the disease is totally curable with proper treatments, the stigma attached to leprosy and discrimination faced by affected, is more dreadful than the disease actually.

Understanding this need to raise awareness and acceptance, on World Leprosy Day, 30th January 2019, TCF organized special check-up camps and awareness programs in the villages and schools from buffer range of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

56 patients from Mala village and 38 kids from Damna School were examined by doctors of TCF. Two suspects of leprosy were referred to the district hospital for further check-up and treatment if needed.

Vulture Survey


TCF contributed as resource partner in a State-wide Vulture Survey initiated by Madhya Pradesh (MP) Forest Department.

In a day long exercise, the count was found to be increased by over 12%.

Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Mr Alok Kumar said, “the results show that vulture habitat is safe in MP that accounts for the highest number of vultures in the country”. 



Image courtsey: Mr Tanveer Ahmed - Wildlife Biologist, TCF

Waterfowl Survey

The pristine wetlands of Tumariya and Haripura-Baur host variety of species of migratory water birds, Waterfowl being one of the important ones. TCF, through Waterfowl census in January 2019, reported total of 31 and 39 species of migratory birds at these two wetlands. The abundant species at both the wetlands was Common Coot. 

Monitoring of birds was done right from their arrival till their departure, using total count method.

TCF presents its work at CILS

Network for Conserving Central India (NCCI) is a network of researchers, NGOs and managers dedicated to conserving biodiversity, improving sustainable livelihoods and fostering sustainable development in the landscapes of Central Indian highlands through application of science.  


NCCI, every two years, organizes Central Indian Landscape Symposium (CILS) where works related to conservation and development in Central India, are presented by various NGOs. This year, at CILS held in Melghat Tiger Reserve during January 3-6, 2019, Dr. Sharad Kumar presented TCF’s work on ‘Interim Relief Scheme to mitigate human-wildlife conflict’ along with a poster on ‘community-based conservation’.  A poster on ‘how can we establish our diseases surveillance program around BTR’ was presented by Dr. Naveen Pandey and Ms Priya Warekar spoke about TCF’s ‘Chain linked fencing project at Sarasdol village located in buffer range of Kanha Tiger Reserve’. 


The presentations were followed by field visit to places inside the park where villages were relocated and park was maintained for animals.

National workshop for Central Asian Flyway (CAF)

India is taking initiative to lead in building institutional mechanism and framework to operationalize Central Asian Flyway (CAF) with the active support from CMS (Convention on Migratory Species) and African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) secretariats. In regards to this, India will host COP-CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals) meet in Gujarat during February 2020.

The MoEF & CC has National Action Plan in place for CAF and has constituted six regional committees for implementation of the same. Gujarat is the chair of the Western Zone regional committee and TCF-Kutch is an esteemed member of this committee.

As a proceedings of the work, a workshop was organized on 29th – 31st January 2019 by Gujarat Forest Department where Mr Devesh Gadhvi, Deputy Director, TCF-Kutch, gave a detailed presentation about  threats and issues in conservation of Great Indian Bustard (GIB) in Gujarat. TCF also discussed at length, the issues and measures at a national level meeting held at White Rann of Kutch with of Mr. Sidhhanta Das, DG of Forests GoI and Mr. Soumitra Dasgupta, IGF of Forest MoEF&CC. 

A paper publication on ‘spread and impact of goat pox’


A paper on ‘spread and impact of goat pox (“sagolay bohonta”) in a village smallholder community around Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India’ has been published in an international journal ‘Tropical Animal Health and Production’, by Dr. Naveen Pandey, Dibyajyoti Saikia, Jadumoni Goswami and Roopam Saikia from TCF and Andy Hopker, Sophie Hopker and Neil Sargison from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

The paper speaks about the fatal outbreak of disease goat and sheep pox, its impact areas and parameters that influence its spread. The illustrations include materials and methods, results and discussions.
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