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 km 2 with a core area of 1,100 km 2 . Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur and Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuaries, along with the forests of Shahjahanpur, North Kheri and South Kheri Forest Divisions are together classified as Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
Across the country there are grassroots conservationists working dedicatedly, with little to no support, to protect our biodiversity. The work they do in their individual capacity has a huge positive impact on conservation in the country. This grant aims to recognize these conservation heroes and provide them a platform to expand their activities and garner further support for their work.
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.
Our aim is to bridge the gap between the existing technology and its successful implementation on the ground, as well as promote innovative solutions for the conservation of wildlife and habitats that are not well-known.
Building a knowledge base of conservation technologies and associated infrastructure
Channelising and developing technological solutions
Creating replicable source-codes for implementing technological solutions for conservation on the ground
There is immense scope for using technology to uplift conservation initiatives, and the possibilities can increase multi-fold through creative collaborations. If the use of technology in conservation excites you, we would love to hear from you!
Have a potential project you’d like to discuss with us, or need any technological assistance to support your conservation initiatives? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org