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(April 17, 2018) MEET OUR STAFF: SRIKANTH RAOSrikanth Rao in Amrabad Tiger Reserve, Telangana ©Ankur Singh ChauhanIn the moist deciduous jungles of Nagarahole in Karnataka, it was another busy day for field staff of the tiger monitoring team run by WCS India. Srikanth Rao, along with his colleague, was in the middle of the forest collecting camera-trap data, when suddenly he felt his colleague freeze and back away quietly. Then he noticed something towards his right. Standing a bare 25 metres away from them...

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Naifed to Joida: The transition from life inside to life outside

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Naifed to Joida: The transition from life inside to life outside
(April 12, 2018) Naik family at their new house in Joida. ©Jayanand DerekarSituated deep in the Kumbarawada range of Kali Tiger reserve, the Naik family struggled to survive in isolation. Around 14 kms away from the nearest town, in the village of Naifed, the family had a tough life since they had no access to basic amenities such as schools, hospitals, and markets.  This family is one of the several families which approached the Forest Department and WCS –India for their relocation in 2013.Naik'...

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Supporting livelihoods for families living in Wildlife Reserves

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Supporting livelihoods for families living in Wildlife Reserves
(April 03, 2018) It’s 6 am and Saraswati Rohidas Mirashi, a 35-year old lively woman, wakes up to start her daily grind. A mother of two young children, Saraswati prefers for her kids to stay at their relative’s house, 20 km away from the village. She insisted on this difficult separation, despite the emotional toll of having to spend a life away from her own children, but she believes this is necessary to ensure a better future for them. She was born in a small village called Daria and married into ...

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