How you can help

You can fund wholly or partially any of our projects in progress or those we see as important to further the cause for the betterment of the people, especially the underprivileged and the farming and rural community:

  1. Especially, those that are plagued by many vagaries of nature including human-animal conflicts that today has become a life-threatening menace, jeopardising livelihoods with a potential to reduce the farmers to penury. Forest dwellers and indigenous people are threatened as their livelihoods, lives and cultures are being eroded because of loss of biodiversity which has been their mainstay. The Access and Benefit Sharing mechanism espoused internationally by the Convention on Biological Diversity and nationally the Biological Diversity Act is a redeeming factor for them. Strengthening it would help them.
  2. Bamboo is the best industrial material today. It is used as food, mulch, furniture, building material and now fibre. It is poised to take off as the best alternative to many non-degradable items. You can help by funding its plantations and its myriad uses.
Animal Project/Destruction Achievable
Tiger/Leopard: Man killing and man eating:
Mitigate the menace for the local populace by removing the problem animal. The breadwinner is usually the victim, tending fields or grazing cattle.
  1. Reduce human tragedy.
  2. Reduce the backlash on other wild life by way of revenge killings of non-target animals.
Tiger/Leopard: Cattle lifting:
Mitigate the menace of the local population by removing the problem animal that can turn a potential man-eater. Milch cattle and buffaloes are lost.
  1. Reduce loss through protecting livestock.
  2. Reduce the backlash on other wild life by way of revenge killings of non-target animals.
Monkey menace:
Mitigate menace to the local population by removing/chasing away. The problem animals which have a potential to spread diseases communicable to people.
  1. Protect crops and orchards.
  2. Protect houses which are of tiled roofs.
  3. Protect women and children especially from their bites and attacks.
Wild boar:
Mitigate menace by saving crops. They are known to contaminate water bodies, making them unfit for even animal use. Protect farmers from attacks that are usually fatal, killing breadwinners of the families.
Elephant:
Mitigate depredation of agricultural crops and damage to property. Protect agricultural crops by adopting innovative methods to keep elephants away.
Many animals come into conflict with people in the suburban, peri-urban, rural and remote and tribal regions of the land. These also have to be tackled to bring about a sense of equilibrium and balance to all sections of the society.

Many herbivores, minor carnivores like mongoose, reptiles like crocodiles and snakes and several species of birds play a major role in adversely and inimically attacking the livelihoods of people, especially the farming community. Most affected are the subsistence farmers and the marginal farmers, who have no other recourse but their meagre land holdings and their meagre produce. They are the first to be affected by natural vagaries like rainfall, scanty or copious amounts of which denude them. To this severe stress is the wild animal attack on crops and ahead of cattle or two that they might have that leaves them in penury.

Mitigation of the conflicts will give the people confidence and fewer retributive attacks will take place on the wildlife we all strive to protect.

Each of these projects is unique, with their unique problems and solutions. Some of the outcomes will be varied because of the socio-cultural aspects that have to be contended with. Mitigation of these problems requires experts from various fields. The budgets for each of these can be requested from us.

In a nutshell, the project costs vary from a minimum of Five Lakh Rupees (INR) for mitigating a monkey menace of some 50 individual monkeys from a village to over Twenty-five Lakh Rupees (INR) for mitigating man-eater conflicts and elephant depredations. These budgets are not absolute and can vary according to the problem on hand.

In many cases, apart from compensation, which the Gov’t provides; livelihood skills need to be taught to the survivors of the victims as they may not be equipped to deal with the livelihoods after attacks.

The CIPS shall inform the concerned Forest/Wildlife authorities wherever required under law.