It’s hard to describe the atmosphere of the jungle, the sounds of the birds, the buzzing of the insects. Similarly, it’s hard to grasp what it’s like living with tigers, if you’re just a visitor, and don’t have to live with them every day.
Filmmaker Luca Cueni teamed up with the Leo Foundation to shoot a short documentary about tiger conservation in Nepal. It gives a beautiful insight into the work that we and our local partners are doing. And it includes some magnificent scenes of a young tigress, which is prepped for release in the wild after she was captured in too close vicinity of a village. The movie premiered in the movie theater FC Hyena in Amsterdam. Leo Foundation chair Hans de Iongh gave a presentation on the work supported by the foundation in Nepal.
Leo Foundation supports local researchers and conservationists, e.g. by providing GPS collars to fit on tigers. The GPS locations provided by these collars are translated into valuable insights on tiger movements and habitat use, to eventually predict the risks of tigers wandering off into human-dominated landscapes and predating on livestock. Based on such information, local conservation authorities will be able to define policies that would better respond to the needs of both tigers and people living together in this area.
Board member Laura Bertola visited Nepal in October and had discussions with several of our local partners about how Leo Foundation can continue supporting the important work that they’re doing, to protect the tiger and other cats.
Please watch the documentary below and consider supporting Leo Foundation here.
Movement of a tiger with a GPS collar between 27 May and 27 August.
PRAKRITI – Year of the Tiger
Documentary about tiger conservation in Nepal, by film maker Luca Cueni.