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Tiger Tales: The Impact of TWL on Tipeshwar Wildlife

Mar 15, 2024

Imagine a scene: In the dense forests of Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, two tigers, along with their playful cubs, were sighted drinking water from a nearby reservoir. This picturesque moment on a bright sunny day wasn’t just captured on camera; it was witnessed first-hand by forest officers, a testament to the success of the Tiger Water Life (TWL) project.

The Backstory: Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Challenges

Let’s rewind a bit and delve into the backstory. Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the state of Maharashtra, is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the iconic Bengal tiger. However, rapid deforestation and dwindling water sources posed a grave threat to the survival of these magnificent creatures. 

That’s where the KMG Foundation stepped in with the Tiger Water Life initiative.

TWL Initiative: A Holistic Approach to Conservation

The TWL initiative aims to install solar-powered water plants across various parts of the country, ensuring a sustainable water source for wildlife. But what sets TWL apart is its holistic approach. It’s not just about installing water plants. The foundation actively engages with local communities, raising awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation. By involving the community in the process, TWL fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility towards the sanctuary and its inhabitants.

The KMG Foundation also distributed gum boots, slacks, t-shirts, and eye protection glasses to over 300 people from the local community, which protects the jungles of central India.

Impact of TWL: Ensuring Water Security for Wildlife

We have successfully installed 36 solar water pumps in Central India so far. These solar-powered pumps serve as a crucial lifeline, guaranteeing an uninterrupted water supply for tigers and other wildlife species, especially during the peak summer season.

But the journey doesn’t end here. While the sighting of the tigers is a cause for celebration, it’s also a reminder of the challenges that lie ahead. Climate change, habitat loss, and poaching—the threats facing wildlife are as diverse as they are daunting. 

However, with initiatives like TWL leading the way, there is hope on the horizon. 

Learn more about the KMG Foundation’s initiatives. 

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