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Our 4th Annual Award function on 9th April 2017

Our 4th Annual Award function was held at the Tiger Haven Wildlife Centre on the 9th April. Of the 100 students who chose to attend our 9-month program 81 completed the course and sat for the final examination.50 children passed the examination while 31 children were unable to achieve the pass marks.


5 children from our “Paryavaran Prehri” group who work with us every Sunday on our green village project spoke about their learning and how everyone should participate in the solution to global warming and climate change.
Awards were distributed to the top 3 students from this year’s batch as well as to the toppers from each school. All the other children got completion certificates.


Edcuation Center Team at SemriPurva School Ground 1st Village Green Project

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From the 230 children who have attended our 1 year Environment and Wildlife basic training program we have a team of children who have remained interested and committed to the cause that they were exposed to.
As a 1st we have taken the Semripurva village school ground as a environment project.
We have the necessary permissions to create an environmentally positive space which we hope will serve as a motivating model for both the children and the village inhabitants to improve their own surroundings in the same way.
Not surprisingly the girls outnumber the boys.
It is very satisfying to see these children take up work that is socially and culturally considered undignified.
It will be the village children rather than the “educated urban children” who will become the environmental warriors of the future.
They are the real hope for our country.

Wildlife week participation 2016

Children from the society took part in the Parade that starts the Wildlife week 2016 celebrations in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve [DTR].
Nearly 30 children participated and had an enjoyable morning.
The Society banner was prominently displayed.
These children participated in the various environment related competitions that the DTR management conducts during this annual affair.
Our team won the quiz contest for the first time.
It is the most hotly contested event and the most prestigious.
The children are visibly thrilled

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Narain Dutt Award | 2015

The Tiger Haven Society has been honoured with the the Narain Dutt Award for the Conservation of Nature. Smt. Dr. Kapila Vatsayana and Mrs Sunita Narain gave away the Silver Plaque and Award.

Brinda Dubey, Treasurer, Tiger Haven Society, receiving the Narain Dutt silver plaque for the Conservation of Nature, 2015, from Dr. Kapila Vatsayana, Chairperson of the India International Centre Project Asia

Brinda Dubey, Treasurer, Tiger Haven Society, receiving the Narain Dutt silver plaque for the Conservation of Nature, 2015, from Dr. Kapila Vatsayana, Chairperson of the India International Centre Project Asia

Jairaj Singh, Chairman of the Tiger Haven Society, receiving the Narain Dutt Award for the Conservation of Nature from Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE.

Jairaj Singh, Chairman of the Tiger Haven Society, receiving the Narain Dutt Award for the Conservation of Nature from Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE.

Dudhwa National Park Annual Function | 2015

The Dudhwa National Park held its annual function for 2015  where the THS sponsored two awards for exemplary contribution to wildlife and contribution during the year. The Billy Arjan Singh award went to  Ram Baran Yadav, Range Officer, Kishenpur and the Mira Balram Singh Award was presented to Shrawan Kumar and his Patrolling Team at Dudhwa.


THEC Closing Function Highlights | March, 2015

The Tiger Haven Education Center held its year closing function on the 26th of March 2015. 10 students were awarder trophies and certificates for outstanding results. 60 of 80 students in the batch were given certificates of completion with the remaining 20 getting certificates of participation. Deputy Director of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Mr VK Singh was the chief guest.

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THEC Student shines at Wildlife Week | October, 2014

5 students from the batch of 2014 participated in competitions held at the Annual Wildlife Week run by the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The children took part in a quiz, a drawing and an essay writing contest. One of our students was awarded the 2nd prize in the drawing competition

All the best schools in the area participate in the prestigious function and it is an honour to have one of our students recognised.

Participants in Wildlife Week competition

Participants in Wildlife Week competition

THEC Training Program gets nod from Govt. Authorities & Schools. | October, 2014

After the success of year 1 of the program, the society sought permission from the local schools and Government authorities to recruit more students and train them during school hours. After positive responses from both, the Tiger Haven Education Center (THEC) is pleased to announce that we now have 80 students from 8 schools on our roll. Children attend in batches of 20 Monday to Friday. The current session began 1st September 2014.

In addition, 20 students from the batch of 2014 have continued to work with the Education Center with the 1st project being participation at the prestigious Annual Wildlife Week run by the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

First Convocation at The Education Center | April, 2014

 45 students from 5 villages on the periphery of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve were awarded certificates of completion for the Basic Environment & Wildlife Training Program. The certificates were awarded at a convocation ceremony held at the Tiger Haven Wildlife Center. Of the 45 students, 7 were recognized for their exceptional efforts with a trophy for Outstanding Students.

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WWF visits the THS Education Center 2013 | October, 2013

 Ms Mita Goswami, Director, Education, of WWF-Delhi visited the Education Center and other facilities of the Tiger Haven Society to assess them on behalf of the WWF.  Ms Goswami approved of the facilities and the THS is pleased to announce that the  WWF will now be our knowledge partner. They will pay the salaries of a teacher for our educational facility, and an assistant teacher, and also supply us with the books needed to teach the children.
Children from Bansi Nagar & farsaya at the Education Center

Children from Bansi Nagar &  Pharsaiya at the Education Center

WILDLIFE WEEK 2013 | October, 2013

Mr Jairaj Singh and Mrs Brinda Dubey attended Wildlife Week at the Dudhwa National Park. They were accompanied by Ms Mita Goswami, Director, Education, of WWF-Delhi who was there to assess the facility.

The Mira Balram Singh prize, which consisted of a cheque for Rs. 15,000/-, a citation and a trophy, and another prize, which was added this year, the Billy Arjan Singh prize, a cheque for Rs. 25,000/-, a citation and trophy, were both presented by Mr. V.K. Singh.
The prizes were won by two teams of DNP Forest Rangers, who had caught poachers within the DNP. Both awards are sponsored on an annual basis by the Tiger Haven Society.

 

Won by Forest Rangers, who had caught poachers within the Dudhwa NP.

Awards won by Forest Rangers, who had caught poachers within the Dudhwa NP.

THS EDUCATION CENTER KICKS OFF | March 20, 2013

The THS Education Center started its operations on the 4th of March 2013 with students from the Government School of Bansinagar/Pharsaiya Village were brought to the Wildlife Center for their first session. The Education Center aims to educate and build awareness on wildlife conservation among the youth in areas close to Dudhwa. The programme will be offered to schools totally free and will include classroom session, nature walks and interaction with conservationists and naturalists from India and in time, from various parts of the world. The Society is currently working to get more schools on board.

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FIRST DAY COVER ISSUED | November 7, 2012

A commemorative First Day Cover was issued by the P & T department earlier on  November 7, 2012. Additionally, WWF has enlarged the FDC and put it up in the entrance to their building for all to see.


MUSEUM & LIBRARY NOW OPERATIONAL | October 2012

The wildlife centre dedicated to “Billy” Arjan Singh now has a functioning museum, a library of wildlife books collected over the years, two restored bedrooms for visiting research scholars and a training room equipped for classes of up to 30 students. The formal inauguration is planned in the coming February but Nature walks and introductory classes will be started as soon as the road becomes motor-able after the floods.

FIRST RADIO COLLARED TIGER MAKES APPEARANCE | October 2012

For the 1st time the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve has radio collared a Tiger and on the 15th of August this Tiger visited the wildlife centre. This was for the 1st time since being collared.

Coincidentally 15th August is Billy’s birthday so The Honorary Tiger was greeted by his brother on his birthday.

Since then we have had visits from a Rhino another Tiger and the occasional Elephant apart from the wild boars, chital and hog deer that come grazing.

FORESTER RAM KUMAR HONORED | October 2012

The wildlife week celebrations ended on Sunday the 7th and the Mira Balram Singh award for Wild-life and Bio-diversity conservation in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve [DTR] was presented by Mr Ravi Prakash Verma [Ex MP from Kheri] to Forester Ram Kumar whose work in a very difficult range ‘Belrayan’ on the periphery of the park with heavy intrusion from local villagers was found to be of a very high order.The selection was done by a committee with representatives from the DTR, WWF India and the Society.

Forester Ram Kumar honored

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The buildings at the Wildlife Centre at Tiger Haven are now complete

All the buildings stand up on an embankment at a height above the Neora/Soheli River, which flows alongside, so that they are protected from the floods which invariably occur during the monsoons.

The old buildings have been restored as they were when Billy Arjan Singh was in residence with minor improvements in amenities such as running water and flush toilets both for visiting researchers and staff that will live there.

The first building one sees on entering the gate and driving up to the complex is the block housing the security staff who will look after the Wildlife Centre. There are three rooms, two kitchens and a covered verandah.

Next comes a toilet block, complete with flush toilets and bathing areas.

Next to that is the Office and Education Centre block. We expect to furnish the Education Centre by the end of May 2012.

The block where the visiting Researchers will stay consists of two double bedrooms, with attached bathrooms.

There is a covered verandah with plenty of space to sit and read/work.

The dining-cum-sitting room and the kitchen are next, and in the same block is the Library, which contains all of Billy Arjan Singh’s collection of wildlife books, magazines and many papers written by him and other experts in the field which were in his collection.

After that is the Museum,  where all his photographs – some of them famous iconic views – have been hung, along with some other articles of interest, such as his collection of animal skulls and antlers, the weights he lifted, and of course all his medals, awards and citations.

The last building in the Complex is the Veterinary Centre, which will be equipped and become operational later, when we have adequate funds.

The Tiger Haven Society has achieved this work with donations from Billy Arjan Singh’s family and a few friends.

We have received no grants from any wildlife organizations.

Now that the Centre is ready to be used, we hope that some wildlife organizations will express interest in giving grants to researchers to come and use the facilities as well as support the education and veterinary centre.

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