CRUISE 18/19

TIGER WATCH

Tiger Watch, a non-governmental organisation, was founded in 1998 to support the work done by Mr. Fateh Singh Rathore, one of the founders of the Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve. It’s key objectives include protecting wildlife, supporting the forest department, rehabilitating poaching communities and monitoring biodiversity. Today, the organisation works under the leadership of Dr. Dharmendra Khandal, who has a small team of research staff in addition to a group of 50 Villagers under the ‘Village Wildlife Volunteer’ Program. This program tracks and monitors the tiger population in and around the Tiger reserve with the support of eminent conservationists.

Tiger Watch is housed in a small office on the fringe of the forest and works tirelessly on several projects apart from its central purpose of tracking tigers. It’s team works to mitigate man-animal conflicts, provides medical care and education to the ex-poaching community, and also works towards rehabilitating people from the traditional hunting community (Mogya Tribe) via alternate forms of livelihood. This livelihood program gave birth to a ‘Dhonk’ or thriving social enterprise that makes handicrafts employing a team of village women led by Mrs. Divya Khandal. 

We at Verandah have seen their work first hand, involving key stakeholders at every level. We believe that we can make a difference by raising awareness of the work on the ground, amongst luxury eco travellers. Drawing our own inspiration from this forest and T91, our ‘Cowboy Tiger’, who is now finding safe passage thanks to the work of Tiger Watch, we have committed 10% of the profits from our collection to supporting this cause.

To support Tiger Watch you may get in touch with Dr. Dharmendra Khandal at dharmkhandal@gmail.com or log on to their website www.tigerwatch.net

CRUISE 18/19

TIGER WATCH

Tiger Watch, a non-governmental organisation, was founded in 1998 to support the work done by Mr. Fateh Singh Rathore, one of the founders of the Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve. It’s key objectives include protecting wildlife, supporting the forest department, rehabilitating poaching communities and monitoring biodiversity. Today, the organisation works under the leadership of Dr. Dharmendra Khandal, who has a small team of research staff in addition to a group of 50 Villagers under the ‘Village Wildlife Volunteer’ Program. This program tracks and monitors the tiger population in and around the Tiger reserve with the support of eminent conservationists.

Tiger Watch is housed in a small office on the fringe of the forest and works tirelessly on several projects apart from its central purpose of tracking tigers. It’s team works to mitigate man-animal conflicts, provides medical care and education to the ex-poaching community, and also works towards rehabilitating people from the traditional hunting community (Mogya Tribe) via alternate forms of livelihood. This livelihood program gave birth to a ‘Dhonk’ or thriving social enterprise that makes handicrafts employing a team of village women led by Mrs. Divya Khandal. 

We at Verandah have seen their work first hand, involving key stakeholders at every level. We believe that we can make a difference by raising awareness of the work on the ground, amongst luxury eco travellers. Drawing our own inspiration from this forest and T91, our ‘Cowboy Tiger’, who is now finding safe passage thanks to the work of Tiger Watch, we have committed 10% of the profits from our collection to supporting this cause.

To support Tiger Watch you may get in touch with Dr. Dharmendra Khandal at dharmkhandal@gmail.com or log on to their website www.tigerwatch.net