Collaboration with the University of Edinburgh

The Corbett Foundation and the University of Edinburgh, UK have formally collaborated to co-operate and to share information, experience and skills to learn from each other, develop effective working practices and to work jointly.

Sakhi energy-efficient stoves

The specially designed Sakhi stoves require around 40-50% less firewood than the traditional chulahs. These energy-efficient stoves come with a chimney extension that helps in expelling the smoke outside thus keeping the kitchen smoke-free. Over 600 Sakhi stoves have been installed already.

Biogas initiatives

The use of biogas in the buffer zones of tiger reserves has proved to be one of the best interventions to reduce the dependency on fuel wood. This also helps in reducing man-animal conflict and grazing pressures. Around 25 biogas plants have been provided to villagers so far.

Pukaar – a livelihoods initiative

Around 2200 tribal youths and other forest-dependent communities have been trained in over 40 vocational skills under the Pukaar initiative since 2012 to reduce the people’s dependency on forests. Around 1500 more will benefit from this scheme till 2018.

Fencing of wells

This project covers the open farm wells with chain-linked fencing to prevent accidental drowning of wild animals. In the first phase, 200 such open wells that are closest to the core zone of Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve have been fenced to mitigate the man-animal conflict in the area.

Cattle compensation to mitigate conflict

In one of longest running tiger conservation programmes, over 12,000 livestock depredation cases have been recorded in and around Corbett Tiger Reserve from 1997-98 to 2014-15 and a total interim compensation of over INR 1.4 crores (around USD 235,000) have been paid under this scheme to prevent revenge killings of tigers and leopards.

Bustard conservation

Our campaign to protect the last surviving population of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard in Kutch, Gujarat ensured the protection of important bustard habitat in the semi-arid region of Kutch.

Vulture conservation

We work closely with SAVE to protect the critically endangered vultures. Research, grassroots advocacy, capacity buidling and awareness are important tools to take the message across to the community.

Tiger conservation

Local communities and tigers commonly share natural ecosystems, and this often gives rise to conflict situations. The Corbett Foundation has adopted a multipronged strategy to help create a harmonious co-existence between tigers and human beings by providing primary healthcare, veterinary care, alternative livelihoods and sustainable initiatives to the local communities.



  • Corbett Tiger Reserve

    Corbett Tiger Reserve is spread over the districts of Nainital and Pauri in Uttarakhand. Named after the legendary English hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett, it covers an area of approximately 1,318 sq. kilometers. Corbett was the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia in 1936. This tiger haven is one of the last few remaining stretches of pristine sub-Himalayan wildernesses.
  • Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

    Located in the Vindhya hills, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh is one of the world's most crucial tiger habitats. Initially the hunting ground for the rulers of Rewa, Bandhavgarh was declared a National Park in 1968 and covers approximately 450 sq. kilometers of dense forests.
  • Kanha Tiger Reserve

    Kanha is the only remaining home of the endangered Hardground Barasingha, a subspecies of Swamp Deer. This bountiful reserve covers an area of approximately 1940 sq. kilometers. Covered in dense sal and thick bamboo trees, Kanha is the largest National Park in Madhya Pradesh and has a rich faunal diversity.
  • Greater Rann of Kutch

    The district of Kutch in Gujarat covers an area of approximately 45,000 sq. kilometers. The region has a rich natural inheritance of wildlife and is home to a number of endangered species, including the iconic Great Indian Bustard. Although some of the coastal districts like Abdasa are remote, in the past couple of years, they have been facing an increasing loss of wilderness areas because of anthropogenic pressure.
  • Pakke Tiger Reserve

    Pakke Tiger Reserve is located on the foothills of the Himalaya in the east Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Spread across approximately 862 sq. kilometers, Pakke is home to four species of hornbill – the Oriental Pied, Wreathed, Rufous-necked and Great Indian Hornbill, and at least 40 mammal species including the Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, and Asiatic Black Bear.
  • Kaziranga Tiger Reserve

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park lies in the picturesque Golaghat and Nagaon districs of Assam. It is spread across approximately 430 sq. kilometers on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra. It is home to the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, and also supports a high density of Asian Buffalos, Asiatic Elephants and Swamp Deer.
  • Pench Tiger Reserve

    Pench National Park derives its name from the Pench river that surges through it. Located in the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh and Nagpur district in Maharashtra, Pench covers an area of about 758 sq. kilometers. Popularly known as 'Mowgli Land', Pench's lush forests are believed have inspired Rudyard Kipling to write 'The Jungle Book'.
  • Admin. Office Mumbai

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