Morning with a dairy farmer
Dairy farmer’s house- Yala ~
While the Yala National Park houses the most elusive cat, it also houses human civilisation. Several hundreds of dairy farmers strive to make a living while ensuring their cattle live long enough, away from the terror of the leopards.
Quite often the leopards hunt down the cattle and take away the means of livelihood for the people of the villages. In defence, the farmers brave an attack on the elusive cats and there begins the survival of the fittest. At Cinnamon, we aim to reduce the conflict with ‘Project Leopard’. As part of this initiative, over 55 steel pens have been donated to the farmers to keep their cattle safe at night. In its fourth year, the project has dual objectives of supporting the livelihoods of cattle farmers while protecting the leopard population living along the boundaries of the Yala National Park. The effort went on to win the Davis Award for Peace in 2014 at the University of Clark, USA.
In case you would like to make a donation or contribute in any other way to this noble project, please speak to our in-house naturalists.