The Tiger Trust

Backgrounder - Objectives - What Can I Do to Help?


India's jungles, ranging from lush evergreen tropical rain forests in the East to the dry deciduous desert shrub in the West, are home to a wide spectrum of wild animals, including lions, tigers, leopards and snow leopards and elephants, gaur, wild buffaloes, rhinoceros, eight species of deer and many primates among the 350 mammal species. Over 2,000 species of birds, varieties of crocodiles, turtles, snakes, lizards and over 5,000 insects, including beautiful butterflies, enrich India's fauna.

To preserve its wildlands and wildlife, India has set aside over 1.2 million square kilometers in 525 protected areas as National Parks, Sanctuaries and reserves. But this is only 3.6 percent of a land area where human population exceeding 800 million is exerting excessive pressure on the natural resources. The only way to preserve India's wildlife is to enhance environmental awareness of the people through educational and research programs. To meet this urgent need, a foundationwas registered as a conservation trust. Since the tiger is the spirit of the Indian Jungle and the Founder was closely associated with its revival, he chose to call the foundation - TIGER TRUST.  


  • Promote awareness through education and research in the field of wildlife and nature conservation.
  • Establish research centers for wildlife studies.
  • Undertake publication of books, journals, checklists, maps, etc., concerning environmental conservation.
  • Organize exhibitions, workshops, symposia, seminars, audio-visual presentations and lectures.
  • Institute awards, fellowships, grants for workers and researchers engaged in nature conservation activities and studies.
  • Sponsor, organize and coordinate expeditions, camps, treks and adventure programs.
  • Provide technical and financial support to programs, projects and schemes to promote integrated rural development with a view to conserve nature and natural resources.
  • Encourage Eco-Tourism.
  • Support and participate in all activities incidental or conducive to attainment of the above objectives.

What can I do to help?

  • Join the Tiger Trust as a subscriber and receive Newsletters and the Annual Report on request.
  • Donate, support, and/or volunteer in its activities.
  • Order publications and other educational materials from the Tiger Trust at discount prices.
  • Spread the news and tell others how to join and support the Tiger Trust!

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