Viewing stray tigers as an enemy has been an attitude embedded inside villagers for hundreds
of years. Telling them otherwise is not always easy. That is why, when someone from within their own community attempts to save a tiger, obstacles come from their own peers. This is why, to encourage local communities to be more involved with VTRT activities an innovative idea was launched by STP. The plan was to create an atmosphere of festivity and happiness within which VTRTs and their activities would be given recognition in front of their communities. This would in turn increase local acceptance and support for them.