Conservation Education

Volunteers and Interns

Field Activities

Wildlife trying to cross the road is vulnerable to road kills. This was a common sight in BTR. Roads become a biological barrier to wildlife. National Highway - 67 and 212 cake cut the tiger reserve into 3 parts, thus becoming an acute barrier in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve of which BTR is a part. Night is the most vulnerable time for wildlife getting killed by speeding vehicles "road kills were higher than poaching". In the face of these threats, WCF perseved effort bought ban on traffic during night in both the roads giving relief to wildlife health.

WCF findings from the Night Life of Wildlife activity in BTR, helped solidify the need to continue the night traffic ban. "Bringing a better life to wildlife".

Ecological studies in BTR is a new understanding on vegetation and specific management interventions on improvising the existing parameters of natural forestry and human interface. it also looks into biotic pressures on the natural forestry by humans.


Birds as Bio indicators; was the theme in mind that the bird survey 2002-2003 was aimed at. Bird watchers from Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka and were amply responsible to bring about this data on the avifaunal of BTR. The future work on birds will be research oriented and ensure a scientific approach to the avifaunal diversity in BTR.

A comprehensive estimation of population density of birds using food guilds in BTR was taken up during 2009. This study looks broadly into describing the habitat distribution using general vegetation of BTR, perceptive to food guilds of distinctive group of birds.

Gyps vultures are endangered species, BTR harbor breeding groups. Elephant carcass and other dead animals in BTR provide primary food source to these avian experts. WCF monitors vultures to statute their survival.

Black buck of Melukote wolf sanctuary .

Completed camera trapping for phase IV monitoring of Tiger and co-predators in Bandipur & Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

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Tiger image


They have important role to maintain balance in the ecosystem