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Tale of Two Farmers

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Tale of Two Farmers
(November 12, 2021) Prema, a beneficiary of our Livelihood Support programme, is a farmer of relentless dedication. A hardworking woman from a forest community, dwelling in the Sollepura Voluntary Relocation Centre, Prema was honoured with the ‘Best Progressive Farmer, District Level-Mysuru’ Award yesterday at the Krishi Mela by the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. She was selected for the inauguration of the programme. Prema grows ragi, tomato, beans, banana, cardamom, Mangal...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2021)
(November 09, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter October 2021 Wildlife trade trivia * Scientific names as mentioned in the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972   Illegal wildlife trade in October 2021   News scan (October 1 - 31) Big cats Ensnared big cat dies in Eturunagaram forest, two held | 3 October 2021 A big cat, suspected to be a tiger, was caught in a snare set up by some hunters in the forest area of SS Tadwail Mandall in Mulugu district. The big ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2021)
(October 06, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter  September 2021  Illegal wildlife trade in September 2021  News scan (September 1 - 30)  Big Cats Tigress strangled by poachers in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh reserve forest | 1 September 2021 A tigress in the Bandhavgarh reserve forest in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria district, very popular among tourists and locals, was killed by poachers who stuffed her body in a gunny bag and threw it in a well ins...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2021)
(September 08, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking NewsletterIllegal Wildlife Trade in August 2021In FocusTo commemorate World Photography Day on 19 August 2021, our Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme held its Annual Photography Contest for all their trainee officers. Officers from different enforcement agencies across the country sent us their photographs.We had four categories to choose from based on the pictures received. They are Best Wildlife Photograph 2021, Best Mobile-Camera Wildlife Photograph, Perfect T...

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Annual Photography Contest - 2021

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Annual Photography Contest - 2021
(August 23, 2021) To commemorate World Photography Day on 19 August 2021, our Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme held its Annual Photography Contest for all their trainee officers. Officers from different enforcement agencies across the country sent us their photographs.We had four categories to choose from based on the pictures received. They are: Best Wildlife Photograph 2021, Best Mobile-Camera Wildlife Photograph, Perfect Timing Photograph and Best Wildlife Macro Photograph.Below are the winners...

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Journalism to counter wildlife crime

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Journalism to counter wildlife crime
(August 20, 2021) Today, we conducted a webinar on how effective journalism can help counter wildlife crime. Guest speakers Dr Ravikiran Govekar, CCF and Field Director, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra and Sahana Ghosh, Science Journalist, Contributing Editor, Mongabay-India, shared their experiences with different aspects of illegal wildlife trade. Uttara Mendiratta, Expert - Counter Wildlife Trafficking and Aristo Mendis, Lead Analyst at the Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme of WCS-India spoke about ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)
(August 06, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking NewsletterJuly 2021Wildlife Trade Trivia   Illegal Wildlife Trade in July 2021 News Scan (July 1 -31)Two smugglers arrested in Dibrugarh, rhino horn, tusk & heroin recovered | 1 July 2021The police arrested two smugglers from the Panchali area in Assam’s Dibrugarh town and seized one suspected rhino horn, an elephant tusk, and 19 grams of heroin from their possession.Read moreTwo held with 4.1 kg of ambergris | 3 July 2021The Mumbai Poli...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)
(July 09, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking NewsletterJune 2021Wildlife Trade Trivia In FocusIn this section, we feature achievements by law enforcement officers we engage with. Any story featured here is done so with permission from the officer who reported it. Along with detecting Illegal Wildlife Trade at India's borders, the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB), is entrusted with a wide range of activities to secure the country and protect its communities.One such commendable incident occurred earlier this m...

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वाघोबावरील अभ्यासावर प्रसिद्धीपत्रक वारली अणि त्यांचा वाघोबा

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वाघोबावरील अभ्यासावर प्रसिद्धीपत्रक वारली अणि त्यांचा वाघोबा
(June 25, 2021) भाषांतर: परीक्षित सूर्यवंशीजगभरातील अनेक मानवी समाजांत मानव-वन्यजीव सह-अस्तित्त्वाला मोठा इतिहास आहे. भूप्रदेश आणि नैसर्गिक संसाधनांच्या एकत्रित वापरातून त्यांच्यात एक गुंतागुंतीचे, मजबूत आणि दीर्घकालीन असे नाते निर्माण झाले आहे. महाराष्ट्राच्या वारली या आदीवासी समुदायात हे नाते वाघोबा या व्याघ्र देवाच्या रूपाने प्रकटले आहे. वाघ आणि बिबट्या अशा दोघांचे रूप असलेल्या वाघोबाची पूजा ही मुख्यत्वे या दोन मोठ्या मार्जारवर्गीय प्राण्यांपासून संरक्षणासाठी केली जाते. “शेअरिंग स्पॅसेस अँड एंटेंगलमेंट...

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The Warli and their Waghoba

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The Warli and their Waghoba
(June 25, 2021) Long histories of sharing space and resources have built complex, robust, and enduring relationships between humans and wildlife in many communities across the world. Among the Indigenous Warli of Maharashtra, such relationships manifest in the institution of Waghoba, the big cat deity. A form of both, the tiger and leopard, Waghoba is worshipped primarily for protection from these big cats. Researchers documented 150 shrines dedicated to Waghoba in their study titled "Sharing Spaces and Entangl...

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