FCF Funds Bengal Tiger ConservationApril 2014
The Feline Conservation Federation Conservation Grants fund donated $500 to Dr. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science-Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society, India. This non-profit, non-commercial portal facilitates wildlife and nature conservation by providing reliable information and the tools needed to meet the ecological needs of wildlife populations in decline, and to the recovery and expansion of their habitats.
Dr. Ullas Karanth is a pioneer in long-term research on the ecology of tigers, sympatric predators and other large mammals. He has also studied predator-prey population ecology including mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts in the Indian wildlife reserves of Pench, Kanha, Panna, Kaziranga, Namdapha, Sundarbans, Ranthambore, Melghat, Tadoba, Kudremukh, Nagarahole, Bhadra, Bandipur and Anshi-Dandeli.
Under the leadership of Dr. Ullas Karanth the FCF donation will be funding WCS India’s work cooperating with the government of India to counter the threats of poaching through strong anti-poaching efforts. The WCS investigation teams reveal poachers and assist the government with the operations needed for arrests. Over the past year, dozens of poachers of tigers, tiger prey, and other wildlife have been captured thanks to WCS’s efforts.