Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme (SLTP)
A landscape-level programme in association with multiple partners, SLTP has been working consistently since 2005 to help preserve the contiguous tiger corridor (world’s second largest integrated tiger landscape) through holistic research and conservation action involving the local communities. Efforts are on to check human-animal conflicts, map the distribution of wildlife along the Tiger corridor between Pench-Nagzira, Bor-Pench, and Bor-Melghat, understand human-dependence on forest resources, create awareness and provide alternative livelihood solutions.
One of the projects has been to collect traditionally consumed food resources in the Satpuda landscape. In 2017, an assessment of the Mahua collection was undertaken in the forested area in Kolara village, Tadoba. Fuelwood consumption study involving 100 families was undertaken in 8 buffer villages and 35 buffer schools of Tadoba. A preliminary survey was conducted of gobar gas status in Navegaon Nagzira Buffer area and fuel-efficient chulhas were installed in 10 villages from Bor-Umred corridor.