Save the forests
The one who benefit from the funds: Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra
About Non- Profits and use of funds
There have been three recent incidents of seizure of Indian Pangolin scales in Chiplun taluka. The consignments collectively weighed 57kg, implying that about 36 pangolins got killed brutally. A detailed referencing revealed absence of a thorough study on its populations and ecology. Hence, SNM initiated systematic studies on Pangolin ecology and behaviour in natural conditions. It also exposed the very low awareness levels among the local community about it.
Preliminary survey by SNM in 2016 provided vital information like villages in which Pangolin was reported in recent past. Camera traps would be set to monitor and record the Pangolin activity. A few more locations would be identified through qualitative survey and discussion with local informants. The success rate of documentation of camera trap is very low due to secretive nature of Pangolin and in general they are naturally rare in occurrence. Door-to-door meetings and awareness programs would be held.
SNM proposes to implement this project in 85 villages of Chiplun block. Pioneer systematic study on Pangolin ecology and habitat would help in chalking plan for long-term conservation actions. Identification of pockets with the presence of Pangolin activity would facilitate understanding of its food preferences across different seasons. Awareness activities would help in initiation of community efforts for the conservation of the Indian Pangolin. This would also yield local community rangers who would monitor all the activities for curbing the secret killings.
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