Need to Conserve
Challenges to Conservation
The growing human population, the poverty and unemployment, the demand for more land for agriculture, the delay in voluntary rehabilitation of villages from within protected areas, the lack of motivation in the field personnel, the gap between the laws and their enforcement, the demands of tourism are some of the challenges to conservation and protection of the tiger.
Threats to tigers and its habitatThe dwindling numbers of tigers in the wild and the magnitude and increasing threats to these large predators is a stark reality difficult to ignore.
Fragmentation and degradation of habitatDevelopmental activities like mines and dams cause large scale damage to forests. Increasing human population with high biotic pressures with encroachments on forest land for agriculture, damage to habitat by grazing, illegal extraction of forest produce, fire wood and commercial logging.
Man animal conflictCompetition between humans and wildlife for the dwindling natural resources are a major cause for the man-large carnivore conflict. This leads to retaliatory measures by humans to eliminate the wild species and cause damage to the habitat.
Settlements inside the reserveExpanding villages inside this protected area pose a long-term threat to the wildlife and its habitat.
Forest firesIntentional fires set by locals to improve and accelerate the new flush of Tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon ) leaves is the major threat to the habitat.
Prey poachingHunting of prey species for meat is serious threat. Crop raiding by ungulates have further impelled the farmers into retaliatory hunting in the forest.
Eliminating large predatorsPoaching of tigers for its commercial value is a major reason for the depletion of tigers from the wild.