The Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Conservation Foundation (KMTCF) was established on 25.03.2010 and registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975 focusing the management of Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve for conservation of biodiversity, protection, habitat improvement, research and training, environmental education, eco development and eco tourism over an area of 895 Sq.Km notified as critical Tiger Habitats along with the 706 sq.km of notified buffer area.
As per the Deed of Trust the following are the prime objectives of the KMTCF.
The Governing body is the overall control of the Foundation. Formed under the Chairmanship of the Honorable Minister of Forests Tamil Nadu the Principal Secretary to Government, Environment and Forests department is the Vice President of the body and 15 other members including the members of the State Legislature Assembly representing the constituencies of Ambasamudram, Nanguneri, Radhapuram and Alangulam are the members of the body.So far Six Governing Body meetings had been conducted.
The affairs of the Foundation administered and subject to the rules and regulations and orders of the Foundation by an Executive Committee The Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director is the Chairperson of the Executive Committee which has 6 other members. The Executive Committee meets every month and 109 meetings had been conducted up to 06/2019.
Provision expenditures for anti-poaching camps are being met out from the foundation funds
Field kits are supplied to the anti-poaching watchers every year
Improvement and maintenance of rest houses
For the benefit of visiting public improvement works, approach road to tourist places, barricades
Tourist places are kept clean by engaging eco sanitary watchers
Awareness boards are erected in important places