Management, Vision & Objectives

Vision :

BTR core has a viable and long term sustainable source population of tigers which is uniformly distributed along with other co-predators.

Management Goals :

(i) To maintain the unique habitat and bio-diversity of the area.
(ii) To maintain the source population of tiger and healthy population of other co-predators.
(iii) To maintain well distributed and sustainable prey base for the predator populations.

Management Objectives :

The Management objectives for a Tiger Conservation Plan for overall BTR are as follows: –

(i) To protect BTR and provide site-specific habitat inputs for a viable population of tigers, co-predators and prey animals without distorting the natural prey-predator ecological cycle in the habitat.
(ii) To ensure ecologically compatible land use in the buffer area of Buxa and linking Buxa and Jaldapara WLS with livelihood concerns of local people, so as to provide dispersal habitats and corridor for spillover population of wild animals.
(iii) To ensure that the forestry operation of regular forest divisions are not incompatible with the need of tiger conservation.
(iv) To conserve the ecological integrity and interspersion of various habitats and their associated fauna so as to maintain the genetic diversity in perpetuity.
(v) To reduce the man- animal conflict.
(vi) To create sufficient awareness to conserve the Nature, Natural Resources and Natural heritage on sustainable basis.
(vii)  Mainstreaming of wildlife concerns through an integrated landscape approach.
(viii) Creating situation conducive to have a dynamic population of tiger, co-predators and prey.
(ix) Integrating the habitat isolates and correlating/upgrading the sink populations with source population of mainland core.
(x) Ensuring better management in sync with the concept of Joint Forestry Management.
(xi) Improving condition of fringe area people to remove hostility towards wild animals like tiger, co-predators, their prey as well as elephants.