“We are so excited to have been selected as a finalist, thank you! Please vote for us, as this funding would help us to build a safe permanent waterhole in fragmented forest in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. It will give thousands of wild animals fresh water all year round, to drink, bathe in and play with their young. We are a small charity, run entirely by volunteers, and so can spend 100% of the money directly on charitable projects where they are most needed, rather than on admin costs. The forests are home to wild tigers, leopards, elephants, pangolin, sloth bear and other critically endangered species – but this habitat is declining at an alarming rate due to climate change and human impact. With your help, we want to restore this vital habitat to maintain its sensitive ecological balance.“
Since Corinne and David set up this amazing charity in 2010, it’s admirable what they have achieved with very modest funds. And now, with a bigger team of volunteer trustees and an increasing need for their work, they hope to have an even bigger impact in the future. Since introducing anti-poaching patrols in 2015, they have helped reduce wild tiger poaching and retaliatory poisoning by 97%. The introduction of water holes helps not just the tigers but other animals and local people too. What’s brilliant about this charity is their balanced view of the issues facing the tigers (and other wildlife) and the communities living with them. As a result, they take a community-based approach that includes local people to create long-term solutions for the protection of the tigers for years to come.
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After becoming one of the top five finalists in the latest Grants for Good Round, £1,000 was granted.