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We invite sponsorship for some of our projects whereby you can donate directly in cash or in kind to a specific project. Donations to LWF are exempt from tax under Section 80G.

 

Last Wilderness Foundation has been working since 2009 towards wildlife conservation in the Central Indian landscape alongside forest communities who live in proximity to the forest with regard to alternative sources of livelihood. COVID-19 has significantly impacted the income of the community members, especially in the absence of tourism and the inability to travel outside for work. Today, support is needed to provide the safe & sustainable living for the communities who are dependent on the forest in these challenging times with regard to relief packages and economic resilience

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With the frontline staff being the backbone of a tiger reserve, it is important to provide them with a better standard of living and access to amenities that will help them perform their roles in a more efficient manner. To this effect, we are looking to provide solar panels (250 W) for about 200 chowkis at Panna tiger reserve. These solar panels will allow for smooth running of daily activities, as well as to run the chowki in an efficient manner by keeping the wireless , phones charged in case of emergencies.

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Currently, the education of Pardhi students is being jointly supported by the Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) management and the Education department, wherein the education of students from classes 8th – 12th is being supported by the PTR management. However, these students will requite financial support post class 12th when they look to pursue higher education.
This support will ensure a better standard of living for these students.

To sponsor the education of these students (partially or wholly), kindly donate now through our ‘Donate’ option from the menu above or please write to us at conservation@thelastwilderness.org

Pardhis are a nomadic community, who since the time of the Mughal emperors, have been hired to help in shikar (hunting), whether it was for sport for the British or for the royal kitchens of the ‘zameendars’ (landowners). In fact, the crash in India’s tiger population from some 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century to only a couple of thousand by the end of it, has been attributed largely to this community. Hence, while the tigers were being reintroduced in Panna,the Forest Department officials decided to work closely with this community and resettled almost 40 Pardhi families to a village outside the Tiger Reserve in a place known as Gandhigram. They have also setup 2 hostels to aid the education of these children.

10 of our promising students who are currently residing in the Pardhi hostels are pursuing their standard 10th, 11th and 12th respectively and will need the necessary financial support for successful completion of their High School education. Support for continued education of the students will not only allow them to enjoy a dignified place in mainstream society and explore potential career opportunities but will further strengthen the resolve of other students to wean away from a nomadic life and follow the path set up by these students.

To sponsor the education of these students (partially or wholly), kindly donate now through our ‘Donate’ option from the menu above or please write to us at conservation@thelastwilderness.org