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Potential new wildlife corridor to protect tigers

27 February, 2009 - 15:38 -- John Burton

It's been a hectic week, with several new potential corporate sponsors calling the Trust and one coming to the offices to discuss in detail the form their sponsorship should take. And I have just had lunch with writer and WLT Council member Simon Barnes to discuss his forthcoming visit to India with the World Land Trust partners, the Wildlife Trust of India.

I am taking Simon with me to visit the next potential elephant corridor, which is in the area surrounding Corbett National Park. In Corbett, the tiger population is increasing, but they need somewhere to expand into, and consequently elephant corridors also have the potential to act as tiger corridors.

We will soon be launching an appeal (with Simon Barnes writing about the project in The Times) when we know exactly how much it will all cost, but if you have any spare cash and would like to help tigers and elephants (and a lot more) in a really concrete way, we are ready.

On the way from lunch with Simon I saw a Common Buzzard, a bird that is not so common in this part of the world, but is beginning to make a comeback from the gamekeepers' persecutions of a century ago.

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