|Town/Region||Jodhpur , Nagaur , Bikaner|
|Categories||Communities, Farming, Mammals|
|Date||8 Mar 2010|
During the previous RSG projects, small isolated populations were located at different places and its habitat found under stress due to over grazing and intense agricultural activities. Network of volunteers will continue monitoring of satellite populations, anti-poaching activities and more awareness will spread in local communities.
During 2nd RSG, we found that local tribal are habitual poachers and after confiscation and releasing from imprisonment, start the same work again. Alongwith under cover anti-poaching network, a dialogue will be started with these communities and covered under the wildlife awareness campaign program.
The study will further identify threats to the habitat; animal it-self and steps will be taken to support local communities as well as State Forest Department, to declare these identified areas, during 2nd RSG, as Community Conservation Areas (under Protected Area category), as soon as possible. These CCAs’ will build up community-animal relationship stronger and also needs further strengthening program for conservation of wildlife with special reference to Chinkara.
Read about Sumit's previous work on this project http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/sumit_dookia or for more information contact: