We funded the retraining of the anti poaching dogs in Madhya Pradesh, India. 16 dogs took part over a 2 week period, in 2 batches of eight. The training consisted of tracking, finding wildlife articles, fitness check ups for dogs & handlers.
Orlando and Shyana ,two Belgian Malinois dogs, which we have funded, have now completed their training and are working in Gorumara National Park and South 24 Paraganas Division, Sundarbans, West Bengal India.
At the beginning of August, we supported snake training and medical camps for forest staff in Purulia and Jhargram forest division India. This involved snake training identification and practice in capturing snakes. There was a two day medical camp and first aid kits for forest beat staff. A big thanks to our partners Saving Tiger Society for organising the programme.
Further Belgian Malinois dog teams, have just completed their anti poaching training and will now be working in forest areas of Madhya Pradesh. Max, Sheru, Chum and Tyson,along with the other dogs we have funded, will continue to patrol the forests, to reduce poaching and solve wildlife crimes.
Global Tiger Day, July 29th 2018, we supported a rally with our partners Saving Tiger Society and the forest dept in Pench. MP, India. There was around 1200 people take part in the 2 locations in Seoni and Khawasa range, we are also supporting work in the area for animal squads, that have stopped man-animal conflict, electrocution cases and herbivore crop raiding in Pench buffer areas.We have also funded boundary walls around open wells in the area and an anti poaching dog, that are reducing wildlife deaths over the last 3 years.
We have now completed the 10 Boundary walls around open wells in Pench buffer area, we where able to do this, as we received a successful grant application from Lush. This is 45 boundary walls
around the open wells in the area, over the last 3 years. They are proving to save wildlife and human life.
This month we have started to build more boundary walls around open wells in the Pench area, we have also started a further 2 anti poaching dogs pups in training, once their nine month training is completed, they will work for the Madhya Pradesh forest department.
The Four Belgian Malinois dogs we funded, have completed their training in May 2017 and are now working in Tiger Reserves of Madhya Pradesh. They have helped catch poachers with the team and are reducing poaching, we have started two more in training recently and they will also be working in Tiger Reserves of Madhya Pradesh. We hope to be able to fund 2 more later in the year.
Giving protection vest and K9 first aid kit to Pench dog handler.
Boundary wall around open well in Pench
We visited India in October 2017, to see the work we had supported. First, we visited Sundarbans, the school project area, solar lighting and Sundarbans area. We then moved onto Pench Tiger reserve, we visited one of the Belgian Malinois anti poaching dogs we had funded their, we gave a protection vest and updated K9 first aid kit to the handler. The dogs are patrolling in the morning and in the evening, they also keep updating their training in the field. We also visited one of the boundary walls we had funded around the open wells and the animal squads in Pench, they are helping reduce crop raiding and reducing man-animal conflict, there are four teams.