Saving threatened habitats worldwide

World Land Trust presents India’s Tigers – Their Lives in a Crowded Country

Indian tiger, now dangerously close to extinction
Date and Time: 
21 March 2012
Venue: 
St George's Bristol: CANCELLED
Tickets: 

£11 (with concession £9)

Details: 

Cancelled: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event had to be cancelled.

An entertaining and informative audio-visual talk on India’s endangered tiger population, by World Land Trust (WLT) patron David Gower (former England cricketer) and Bristol wildlife film-makers Mike Richards and Dan Freeman. With fascinating wildlife stories and film footage, they highlight the life and plight of the Indian tiger and WLT’s work to protect it. From the ticket price, £10 is donated to WLT - directly supporting our work to save threatend habitats and wildlife.

WLT has been working in partnership with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) since 2003 to fund the protection of Wildlife Corridors; these small parcels of land connect one protected area with another, enabling tigers, elephants and India’s other impressive species to roam. This allows these animals to avoid conflict with people and it enables isolated populations to meet, therefore increasing their gene pool – ultimately helping to secure their continued survival.

There are over one billion people living in India and the population and development of the country is spiralling at an alarming rate, forcing people to live in ever closer proximity to 65 per cent of the world’s tigers – conflict is inevitable. To tackle this escalating crisis, WTI presents a solution to families living in harm’s way by offering them the chance to voluntarily relocate away from the wildlife conflict zone.

The need for this was highlighted when, between October 2010 and March 2011, tigers killed seven people from villages settled within a Wildlife Corridor in Uttarakhand in northern India. The positive news is that, because of the tiger attacks, the villagers are now in favo