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Flagship Program

Restoration of degraded landscape to natural state of ecotourism for climate residence and Livelihood improvement of vulnerable communities funded under NAFCC at Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra

  • The project, promoting Climate Resilience, Tiger & Biodiversity Conservation.
  • USD 3 million project under National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change.
  • 4 years duration, 250 Ha critical tiger habitat & 8 villages to be treated.
  • Degraded forest ecosystem to be converted into wildlife habitat.
  • Providing livelihood opportunities for local communities .
  • Will contribute into NDC targets under Paris Agreement under UNFCC.

Tiger Conservation through Livelihood Generation

  • Pench Tiger Reserve is trying to reduce the forest dependence of the locals by providing alternative livelihood to local communities which will enhance their living standards along with help in protecting and conserving the wild life.
  • 2 Months inhouse Hospitality training programme at Pench Tiger Reserve is being carried out in association with Pratham NGO. Till now, more than 1000 tribal students have been trained and placed in various high star rating hotels and restaurants .

Van Adhyapak

  • Van Adhyapak is Program of Pench Tiger Reserve aimed at educating the students belonging to Primary and Secondary education forest wildlife and environment related issues.
  • The Program aims to create a generation of youth who are versed with aforementioned issue and enhancing the relation between forest department and villages vital for the long term conservation goals.
  • The training is being imparted through the school teachers and the staff of forest department on voluntarily basis.

Pench Electrocution Model

  • Pench has been able to keep the electrocution of the wildlife under control through the unique Pench electrocution model.
  • It involves the participation of various stakeholders such as the electricity department, wildlife wing, territorial wing of the forest department, villagers, and NGOs for prevention and action.


  • Nisarganubhav is an educational awareness Programme of Pench Tiger Reserve where school children are brought to pench for increasing awareness about forest conservation, wildlife protection, various competitions, activities and safari are organised by forest department.