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Environment

Our directors have served on the faculties of Harvard, INSEAD, AIM, & elsewhere.  Indeed, our Managing Director, Prof. Mukerji, is a director of the Centre of Science for Villages (CSV), our official environmental partner. 

 

We believe that education has the power to make a difference.  Indeed, our first discussion paper is making waves in Parlaiment with leaders who (like us!) want to promote economic development with ecological nurturing. 

 

Of course, we believe in action!  There's filtered water and solar energy at our Usha Sewing Schools -- come have a look at clean energy for community growth!  In fact, the water filters are an amazing step forward -- 80% of diseases are water-borne, and preventing illness is even more powerful than medical treatment.

Photo by Dr. Meadows at the Tiger Center, Kanha Nature Reserve, India   

In addition, We have successfully completed our first environmental technologies training program for the Tiger Center, in conjunction with our official environmental partner, Centre of Science for Villages (CSV)!  Salim, Mukesh, and Jitesh were chosen to go to CSV in Wardha, and they learned first-hand the various ecologically-friendly technologies which we will transfer to our operations in Kanha.  Come have a look at CSV training!  

 

Our education & research center will be the only one of its kind in the region, and we've chosen a site for it in an agricultural area within 1/2 hour of Nagpur airport, which is currently converting from domestic to international.  Through alliances with our partner institutions, we plan to offer the following types of programs:

Corporate - Programs including corporate eco-management (industrial ecology), environmental economics, sustainable technologies, team-building, customized programs, and more.  Target partner institutions:  Harvard, Yale, INSEAD (Business in Society Initiative), University of Cambridge (CEI), Imperial College, University of Wisconsin, Rocky Mountain Institute, & Center for Alternative Technology.

Government - Workshops and conferences including industrial ecology, environmental economics & policy, natural resource management, sustainable development, technology transfer, and more.  Target partner institutions:  Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Yale, Imperial College, & United Nations Environment Programme (Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics).

Ecotourism - Certification in ecotourism operation, including strategy & marketing, service quality, offerings & facility design, construction plans & materials, security, visitor conduct, and environmental impact management for soil, water, vegetation, animal life, sanitation, waste disposal, and cultural environment.  Target partner institutions:  International Ecotourism Society & George Washington University.

Photography - Our photography workshops will cover a range of skill-levels, from beginner to semi-pro, and will be appropriate for the young as well as young-at-heart.  Groups will be small, enabling you to have maximum attention, maximum exposure to the wildlife you've come to see, and minimum impact on the wildlife itself.  Target partner institutions:  National Geographic, Discovery, BBC Wildlife, & BigAnimals.com. 

Research - Training & research for zoo, university, & institute personnel who want access to tigers and their neighbors in the wild.  Visitors will organize their own programs and obtain approval from park officials.  We provide contacts, collaboration, & a base facility for operations.  Target partner institutions:  Smithsonian Institute, WWF, Minnesota Zoo, Singapore Zoo, & others.

Special Features of the Tiger Center

 

 

Eco-Friendly Technologies - wherever economical & practical, we use them!  Because we can share real experience installing and using such technologies, we will be a more effective place to learn about them.  Examples planned for use on the Nagpur site and/or on the Kanha Nature Reserve site include:

 

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Solar panels

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Biodigesters

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Water harvesting

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Building materials
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air-filled sun-baked (not wood-fired) bricks

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mud

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cow dung mixed with antiseptic neem leaves

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lime-wash exterior

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stick-&-twine roof covered with locally-made tiles

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Security - ditch-and-cactus borders and other features to keep out wildlife yet keep them (and you) safe

Caserooms (Classrooms)

 

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case-room style, for learning by discussion, not just lecture

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70-person capacity

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computer

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multi-region DVD & video

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visualizer (paper projector)

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projection

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telephone & internet access

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whiteboards

 

Conference Room 

 

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20-person capacity

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whiteboards

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telephone & internet access

 

Library - books, videos, fireplace (dead-wood only), air cooler

Residences

 

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small, executive-appropriate suites, 1-4 people

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international-standard bathrooms

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roomy, lockable wardrobes for valuables (e.g. laptops, cameras, etc.)

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handicap-accessible & elder-friendly facilities

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restaurant & lounge, critical for making contacts and learning in an informal environment

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fireplace (dead-wood only)

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air coolers

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60-person capacity

 

Asia

Prof. Nishi Mukerji & Mr. Anand Jagdale

46 Ramdaspeth (near Lokmat Building)

Nagpur-10, Maharashtra  440010

India

+91 97 6400 8434, +91 98 2270 8434

nishi@tigercenter.org, bhau@tigercenter.org

Europe

Dr. CJ Meadows & Dr. Kristina Taioli

Les Courtals
1 Rte. de l'Ancien Tramway
Caunes Minervois 11160  France

+33 6 4714 5672

cj@tigercenter.org, kristina@tigercenter.org

USA

Dr. Christopher Lee Marshall

340 East 74th St., PHE
New York, NY 10021
USA

+1 212 249 7361

chris@tigercenter.org

 

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