About Tadoba Wildlife Library

Dear Friends,

"Tadoba Wildlife Library" is an ambitious project to ensure the consistent flow of knowledge and awareness among School going children (the next generation around TATR), Guides, Local Drivers, wildlife staff of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) and Visitors of TATR.

The project is designed by Shalik Jogwe, a wildlife enthusiast/Photographer and a teacher by profession, working in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve since last 4 years with the theme "Conservation through Tourism" aiming:

1) To reduce the pressure of Local people in and around TATR by creating ample opportunity of livelihood earning by promoting "Responsible Wildlife Tourism"

2) To attach Wildlife with the living of Locals in and around TATR to engage them in the process of conservation and protection with full dedication. 

3) To help "Tadoba-Wildlife" get respectful position in the world of Wildlife across the globe, which was once neglected despite of enormous potential.

4) To document, Conserve and Protect Tadoba-Wildlife using wildlife ecotourism as a tool.

5) To setup new service standards at Tadoba Tourism to help the local public, guide, drivers learn directly in the field.

Now Tadoba is a very-well known and popular destination across the world due to its serenity, rich flora and fauna, but in future, there may be a increasing threat to the cause of conservation and protection activities in and around TATR habitat if precautionary measures won't be taken right from now.

Considering all these issues, I feel the need of continuous and carefully planned efforts of naure education and awareness, in and around any wildlife habitat, for Wildlife Guides, Forest Protection Staff, Drivers, Local People, Tourists and most important - the school going children's (the next generation) is essential as these are the people who can really either help or can protect and conserve the wildlife habitat and wildlife there in directly once they realize the need of the time and their responsibilities.

"Tadoba Wildlife Library" will try its best to ensure the continuos flow of knowledge among all mentioned above. It will also undertake various activities in future once it will be properly settled on continuous basis to achieve the above mentioned packages.

To begin with, the project will be started from the village Mohurli which is the major center of Conservation, Protection and Tourism acitivities throughout Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Almost 80% of Tourists who visits the park, uses Mohurli gate only to experience the magnificence of Tadoba Wildlife.

In this noble task, everyone's active and dedicated support is necessary to make this project from an individuals move to a public movement. Hope you will help do it as early as possible.

If you have any doubt, querry, suggestion or wish to know more, feel free to call or mail me at the numbers given below.

Shalik Jogwe

+91 9420303020
+91 9595936369


How One Can Help the Library...?

Dear Friends,

To achieve the target as I mentioned HERE, one can help by numerous ways. The most important at this moment is:

1. By donating used or new wildlife related books, magazines, comics and all other related literature.

2. As this library is mainly aiming to educate the local people, the books in Marathi (the local language) or Hindi (Widely used and understood by the local area) are most welcome.

3. We are fornming a library. So many technical things are also involved viz. Book Keeping, record maintance etc. So specialists in Library Science can help a lot with their knowledge.

4. Alongwith the books, I am also looking to have audio-visual aids, to make the education programmes as much as effective. So one can send the CD's, DVD's related with nature.

5.I have decided not to accept any financial donation to avoid any kind of dispute or controversy. So rather than sending the donations in cash, please do try to send the goods required. To maintain the transparency, I will keep updating the details of the book and names of donor, alongwith the date on which the book is received, to facilitate other donors while choosing the books, if option is available.

6. If anybody is willing to help in setting up the library, I can provide him the free accomodation at Moharli.

7. Spreading "Tadoba Wildlife Library" everywhere on the net and all the possible forums alongwith your friends and family, is also a kind of great help. May God only knows if there is anyone who reads your link and wishes to help this noble cause. So please request everyone humbly whom you knows.

8. You can gift the subscription of various magzines and news bulletins directly to:

C/o       : Shalik Jogwe
At/Post: Mohurli (Tadoba)
Tal       : Chandrapur
Dist     : Chandrapur - 442 404

For further enquiry, details or any help regarding Tadoba and before subscribing or sending any literature at above giving address, please feel free to SMS or Call me on +91 9595936369.

Please Note: The above addresses may change very soon once the library location is finalized. So please call and confirm before sending any book.