Save The Tiger, From Your Desk Right Now!

MissMalini , 30 May 2012

Hans Dalal is a sound engineer by profession and a wildlife and nature enthusiast at heart. He taught me more about tiger conservation in 15 minutes than I have probably learned in my whole lifetime. I’m sold.

Hans Dalal
Hans Dalal
ActionTimeCostImpact
Email a conservationist2minRs.0Encouragement
Comment on a blog2minRs.0Awareness
Buy merchandise5minRs.100 +Fund raising

Read his list of over 20 things you can do (some just sitting at your desk, right now) to make a significant difference, and do at least one, pretty please?

photo courtesy | Hans Dalal
photo courtesy | Hans Dalal
ActionTimeCostImpact
Sponsor a tribal kid10minRs.22,000* Rehabilitation
Go see a tiger3 daysRs.23,000*Eco tourism
Watch a film on conservation12–20minRs.0Awareness
Teach kids in your locality – schools/colleges30mins***Motivate the next generation
Teach music, art, crafts to kids in the forest3 days +***Motivation + Education
Download a song30secsRs.50Funds projects
Watch a music video4minsRs.0Awareness
photo courtesy | Hans Dalal
photo courtesy | Hans Dalal
ActionTimeCostImpact
Work on a music track******Encouragement + Awareness
Sponsor distribution of solar lights5mins***Habitat Preservation
Sponsor blankets, binoculars, cycles, shoes for forest guards20minsPostageHelps protect forests
Avoid unnecessary use of forest-derived products, such as paper and timber.0minsRs.0Habitat Preservation
SMS a friend2minsRs.0.50Spread the message
Don’t buy tiger products like teeth, skin, claws, bones0minsRs.0Reduces poaching
Be a responsible tourist0minsRs.0Habitat Preservation + Healthy environment for tigers to flourish
photo courtesy | Hans Dalal
photo courtesy | Hans Dalal
ActionTimeCostImpact
Write a letter to the authorities; Prime Ministers office/Environmental minister10minsPostageIncreases pressure on decision making authorities
Support a cause10minsRs.0Encouragement to NGOs and people on the ground
Demand harsher punishment for poaching by emailing the chief justice5mins0Scare poachers into cutting down their activities
Buy a piece of land adjoining a forest and not develop it******Habitat Preservation Expands forest + controls encroachment
Write an article in a local newspaper, magazine or on a blog30-60minsRs.0Creates awareness about what’s going on

***For more information on any of the items in this list please leave a comment below.

More about Hans Dalal

In December 2008 his passion for wildlife, tigers in particular, drove him to shut down his studio and take up wildlife conservation full time. A conservation course from NGO Tiger Watch, Ranthambore and volunteering with a number of other NGOs helped to build his knowledge of the jungles and animals.

Sidd Coutto and Hans Dalal
Sidd Coutto and Hans Dalal

In March 2010 with the support of Tiger Watch and a few friends, Hans along with musician Sidd Coutto, recorded music by the Moghiya poaching tribe with the intent of getting them an alternate source of income as part of their rehabilitation program. A documentary was made on the recording process, while illustrating briefly the lives of the tribes.

Through this concept Hans put together his knowledge of sound and love for wildlife and educated himself on some of the problems that still threaten our tigers.

His vision for the future is to continue to work with people who either affect or are affected by our forests and wildlife and make efforts towards getting them an alternate source of income by harnessing their talent in the field of music and handicrafts.

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