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If you have questions about Save Our Tigers Telethon, find your answers below.
What is the Save Our Tigers Telethon?
On the 12th of December 2010, NDTV in association with Aircel will be hosting a special tiger program on the NDTV Network (NDTV 24x7, NDTV Profit, NDTV Good Times) called the ‘Save Our Tigers Telethon’. It will be a 12-hour program dedicated to tigers, starting from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can participate by sharing your views on saving the tiger. There will be open lines where you can call and express your views. You can also update yourself with key issues concerning the tigers. A number of eminent environmentalists and tiger conservationists will be a part of the show and will voice their opinions and discuss and debate issues and ways to save our tigers. Through the Telethon, NDTV will also be seeking monetary support from everyone for the projects, to save our tigers. The money collected will be used towards providing a safe habitat for the tigers. They will also be working in tiger reserves across the country and with the experts in the field to make sure that the money is utilized in the most efficient manner. Please visit www.saveourtigers.com for more details.
What can I do in the Telethon?
- You can share your views on saving our tigers.
- You can contribute to the cause via donation.
-You can update yourself on key issues concerning our national animal.
How can I donate?
You can donate by Cheque, Demand Draft or Online Payment Gateway.
• Cheque/DD to be made in favour of ‘WCT Save Our Tigers’ and deposit/ mail to the NDTV Studios, Archana Arcade, Greater Kailash – 1, New Delhi – 110048.
• Log on to www.ndtv.com/tiger for the online payment gateway.
• Mobile users can log on to m.ndtv.com. (through WAP).
• You can call 011-4669 6388 or 1800 103 6388 (toll-free) for further guidance.

Aircel subscribers can make donations in denominations of Rs 10, 50, 100 and 200. SMS “Tiger” followed by the donation amount to be contributed to 5800000 (toll-free). For eg; SMS “TIGER10” for contributing Rs. 10 to the project. For contributing Rs. 1000, SMS "TIGER200" five times. Multiple SMSes can be sent. Terms & Conditions apply. Please visit www.ndtv.com/ tiger for details.
Is the money I donate taxable?

Yes. Your donation will be exempted from tax under section 80G. You will be receiving the exemption certificate from WCT.
How can I track my donation?

Quarterly updates will be uploaded on the NDTV website www.ndtv.com/tiger. The balance sheet of the WCT Save our Tigers account will be shared with all the donors.
Who is the money going to?

The money will be donated to Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mumbai (WCT, Mumbai) - a registered public charitable trust under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. It is also registered under The Indian Income Tax Act 1961, eligible for Section 80G benefits. WCT is dedicated and committed to preserve, protect and conserve wildlife and viable forest habitats by providing support package to protected areas (national parks and sanctuaries) to strengthen protection, impart skills, train and improve living conditions of the frontline forest staff.

WCT is currently working with over 15 National Parks and Sanctuaries such as Ranthambhore, Sariska, Kanha, Pench (M.P), Bandhavgarh, Tadoba, Melghat, Nagarahole, Bhandipur, Corbett, Gir, Sundarbans, Kaziranga and Dudhwa, etc to strengthen their protection-infrastructure, field staff training and development.

WCT is also working with communities living along the periphery of these parks by conducting health-cum-hygiene camps and nature awareness programmes in association with Hemendra Kothari Foundation and the forest department. WCT also provides vocational training to youth in these villages to reduce or eliminate their dependence on the forest. WCT hopes to build capacity in unemployed youth through short, skill-development courses so that they can eventually secure steady income either through self-employment or by seeking employment elsewhere.
What does WCT do?

Wildlife Conservation Trust is a Non-religious/Non-political/Not-for-Profit Trust, which endeavours to strengthen the protection of forest ecosystems and mitigate climate change by working towards the following:

- Forest protection,
- Training and capacity-building of forest personnel,
- Motivation of forest personnel,
- Health and education of communities living along forest periphery,
- Strengthening NGOs and individuals working in the field of wildlife conservation
What are the contact names and numbers for WCT?

Dr. Anish Andheria: Director, WCT

Roshni D’souza: Assistant to the Director

Contact Address and Phone Numbers:

Wildlife Conservation Trust

1103, Stock ExchangeTowers 11th Floor, Dalal Street, Fort Mumbai 400 001

Mobile: +91 9820801157

Tel.: +91 22 2272 2734/35

Fax: +91 22 22722732
What is the Save Our Tigers campaign?

-Early this year, Aircel launched a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, ‘Save Our Tigers’.
-The awareness campaign was aimed at highlighting the urgency of the situation facing our national animal. The campaign featuring a young cub focused on the fact that ‘Just 1411 Tigers are Left’ and the need for the public to embrace the cause.
- As the next logical step we partnered with NDTV, for special tiger programs aimed at providing a platform to tiger conservationists and concerned citizens to voice their opinion and contribute to the cause. And with their inputs we were able to bring forth a common agenda for tiger conservation. The agenda has been presented to Chief Ministers of tiger-states, who have committed their support to take affirmative action on the ground for tiger conservation in their respective states.
- We are also associated with WWF – India to support their on-ground work and research to save our tigers.
- We have also joined hands with ‘Kids for Tigers’ a program aimed at building a constituency of young tiger ambassadors by reaching out to over a million school children across the country.
- Please visit www.saveourtigers.com for details.
Why has Aircel associated with this cause?

As a socially responsible corporate, Aircel has engaged on various causes. Tiger being our national animal, it is a concern that cuts across all segments. We also feel strongly about the cause as besides being a vital part of our heritage, protecting the tiger is vital to preserving our forests and rich natural capital.
What can I do to protect the tiger?

Our national animal is fighting for its life. Every little bit helps. You can speak up about the cause. You can write or blog about the subject. Even updating yourself about tiger facts with things like knowledge about tiger sanctuaries, their population etc. goes a long way in building awareness and support for the cause. You can donate money to NGOs working for the cause like WCT, WWF-India etc. Please visit www.saveourtigers.com for details.
How is Aircel contributing to the cause?

Aircel is contributing to the cause in multiple ways. We have a long term and multi-pronged approach to the cause of save our tigers.

- We have partnered with WWF-India to support their on-ground work and research in tiger reserves across the country. - We launched the ‘Just 1411 Left’ campaign to flag-off the urgency of the situation facing our national animal.
- We have created a special website www.saveourtigers.com which is a knowledge resource for people to share and receive information about the cause.
- We have partnered with NDTV to provide a platform to conservationists and citizens to voice their opinion and contribute to the cause.
- As an extension of the same, on 12th December, a special tiger program: Save our Tigers Telethon is being telecast on NDTV where they would be seeking monetary support from everyone for projects to save our tigers.
- We have also joined hands with ‘Kids for Tigers’ a program aimed at building a constituency of young tiger ambassadors by reaching out to over a million school children across the country.
*1411 is average estimate of India's wild tigers, as per the monitoring exercise by Wildlife Institute of India in association with NTCA, Government of India in 2008. PrivecyPolicy | Terms&Condition