A preliminary survey by SNM in 2016 provided vital information like villages in which Pangolin was reported in recent past. Camera traps would be set to monitor & record the Pangolin activity. A few more locations would be identified through a qualitative survey & discussion with local informants. The success rate of documentation of camera trap is very low due to the secretive nature of Pangolin & in general, they are naturally rare in occurrence. Door-to-door meetings and awareness programs would be held.
This will help us to turn poachers into the conservationists. which will be a great way to reduce hunting and poaching resulting in its conservation.
We will utilize your funds for the following activities
1) Study of Indian Pangolin Through Trap Cameras:- Purchase of trap cameras, battery sell, metal case, etc.
2) Awareness programs in different villages to save Pangolin:- Travelling & other expenses for the organisation of the program
3) Awareness through books, Pamphlets, Boards, etc. :- printing of books, Pamphlets, brochures, awareness boards, short film making, website creation, etc.
4) Alternet livelihood:- providing livelihood material & other help
5) Other activities:- Travelling for day & night patrolling, Survey Through the interview of villagers to know the status of pangolin