With a motive to help keep the numbers of tigers in India from dwindling further, the Finnish-based mobile telephone giant Nokia has collaborated up with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the international NGO dedicated to environment conservation.
This project will, therefore, see Nokia and WWF-India work in tandem for imparting education for sustainable growth, increasing knowledge on tiger conservation in villages around tiger reserves. ‘The tiger population in India has seen an alarming decrease due to shrinking forest cover and increased poaching. We have joined hands to spread awareness about this important cause,’ said D. Shivakumar, Vice President and MD of Nokia India.
He also informed that those dwelling in areas around the tiger reserves in India will be assisted though the alternative livelihood programmes under this joint initiative. A special focus will be on the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, which is well-known for its tigers.