Friday, September 28, 2018

Activity Update July 2018: Satpura Tiger Reserve


Rally in Jhirpa on International Tiger Day 
Conservation-themed game at Jhirpa

Tree plantation drive at Jhirpa

Wildlife film screening at Pisuwa

Dr Zanzal at our free health camp at Tekapar


Team: Ashfaq Aarbi – Conservation Officer
            Hameed Khan – Field assistant


·      1,500 saplings distributed and planted
·      7 awareness programmes on sapling plantation
·      Classroom visits to 14 schools as part of our environment education programme – attended by 773 students
·      9 film shows on wildlife and nature conservation - attended by 607 students
·      4 young villagers placed in jobs
·      Celebrated International Tiger Day at Jhirpa
·      Medical camps in 6 villages - 126 patients treated
·      Candidates identified for LPG distribution
·      Visit to check on status of 10 villages which have already been relocated


With the monsoon setting in across the landscape, our teams have been working to motivate villagers to plant saplings. In July, Satpuda and Forest Department team jointly organised planting of saplings in our area. A total of 1,500 bamboo, kosam, mahua and teak saplings were planted with the support of local villagers at Aaritodiya, Jhirpa, Almod, Singanama and Matkuli.


During the month, our team organised 14 lectures to educate students about nature and wildlife conservation.

Education Van

During July, our team conducted a total of 9 film shows on nature and wildlife conservation.

Employment Cell

During the month, we arranged awareness programmes on livelihood training programmes offered under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and discusses livelihood options with unemployed young villagers in the villages in our area of operations. We also gave information to young villagers about loans available under governmment schemes like  Mukhyamantri Swarojgar Yojna, Mukhyamantri Udhmi Yojna, Mukhyamantri Arthik Kalyan Yojna, Mudra Yojna.

Following are the details of the awareness programmes:

4 young villagers from buffer villages got jobs in July thanks to our assistance.

Details of the placements are as follows:

International Tiger Day

On July 29, the local staff of Satpura Tiger Reserve and Satpuda Foundation jointly organised functions to celebrate the International Tiger Day at Government Higher Secondary School, Jhirpa. The programme was attended by Shri Rakesh Routiya (Adhiksak, Government Ashram, Jhirpa) Shivnarayan Devda (Forest Guard), Ashfaq Aarbi, Hamid Khan and students of the village school at Jhirpa.

The function included a display about tiger’s habitat and food chain system, a film on tiger and nature conservation, a nature game and a quiz contest.

Mobile Health Service (MHS)

Satpuda Foundation organises medical camps at which villagers get free treatment and medicines. These camps, whose schedule is set in conjunction with the management of the Tiger Reserve, are run by the Mobile Health Service (MHS) of Satpuda Foundation.

There were health camps in 6 villages in July.