Tiger Watch is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) started by Mr. Fateh Singh Rathore (Field Director, Ranthambhore National Park, Retd.) and a few other prominent conservationists. The main objective of the organization is the conservation and protection of wildlife at Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan.
In 2006, Tiger Watch made a 28 minute documentary called Curbing the Crisis which informed about the loss of tigers at Ranthambhore National Park, one of India’s most prominent tiger reserves.
The documentary shows footage from the national park, information on the poaching gangs working in the area and reasons for the crisis to recur have also been highlighted in the film.
There is also rare and shocking footage of poachers confessing to their crimes. The most shocking being the confession of a poacher Devi Singh who shared the modus operandi for poaching tigers in the area. The third part of the documentary informs about the nexus between poachers and wildlife traders, how these traders purchased the tiger skins and other parts and smuggled them into Tibet, Myanmar and China to be sold in open markets.
This documentary is a must watch for those concerned with wildlife conservation.