The Habitats Trust Grants aim to recognise and support organisations and individuals working in the field in India to conserve our natural habitats and indigenous species of flora and fauna. Working in a partnership model, the grants facilitate field activities and provide our partners an opportunity to leverage this support to make their work more sustainable. This is an annual initiative and the grants are administered for a period of two years.
‘On The Brink’ explores the wildlife and natural habitats rarely seen on Indian television. From the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard in the Thar, to the unique Purple Frog of the Western Ghats, join grassroots conservationists as they unravel mysteries of the natural world and help us understand why species that once lived in large populations, are now literally ‘On The Brink’.
The evolution of technology over the past decade has a lot to offer towards efforts for the conservation of nature. The innovative use of technology can expand the bounds of traditional ecological inference and conservation strategies. Traditional techniques in ecology for research, monitoring and management can be greatly aided with the smart use of technology.
At The Habitats Trust, technology is entrenched in the DNA of our mothership. There is a need for technological initiatives to support comprehensive conservation management. We hope to leverage the potential of technology for the conservation of lesser-known species and habitats.
Dudhwa was classified as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1958, a National Park in 1977, and then as a Tiger Reserve in 1988. Located on the India-Nepal border at the foothills of the Himalayas, the Protected Area covers approximately 2,200 km2 with a core area of 1,100 km2. Rich biodiversity of flora and fauna exists within this range including mega-fauna such as the Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephant, Leopard and One-Horned Rhino five species of deer, over 423 species of birds, and even endangered Gharial and River Dolphins within the Katarniaghat site.
Forest guards patrol our natural heritage all year, even through extreme weather and difficult field conditions. The Habitats Trust has been involved in distributing patrol kits for the aid of forest guards in the Dudhwa landscape.