In 2008, we launched the ‘Save Our Tigers’ initiative to spread awareness on tiger conservation and the urgency to resolve Human Animal Conflict. Since then, we have worked diligently with our partners and conservationists to restore the ecological balance, one that supports Tiger conservation coupled with human progress.
With the support of our partner NGOs we have created awareness and undertaken on ground projects for habitat protection, rescue efforts and rehabilitation across Tiger reserves in Assam, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala to name a few.
In 2014 we came up with the 6 point agenda for Tiger conservation and got the support of more than one million Indians through a signature campaign. We also reached out to Chief Ministers of key tiger states and requested their support on specific action points for each state. Their support was instrumental in providing on ground measures to ensure the protection of Tigers and their habitat.
Today, the Tiger population has reached an impressive figure of 2226 from an alarming 1411 from 2006. This growth is a reflection of our collective efforts as a community and reaffirms our belief that with the requisite intervention we can make a positive contribution to restore the balance in nature.
On behalf of Aircel and NDTV we would like to thank you for your unflinching contribution over the years and hope that you will continue to support us in our endeavour to ‘Save Our Tigers’.
Kaizad Heerjee, CEO, AircelVikram Chandra, Executive Director and CEO, NDTV Group