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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2022)
(May 19, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter April 2022 Wildlife trade trivia   Illegal wildlife trade in April 2022   News scan (1 to 30 April 2022)   Big cats 3 leopard skins recovered from house, man arrested | The Tribune A man, Sanjeev Kumar, resident of Prem Vihar on Tibba Road, Ludhiana, has been arrested for allegedly smuggling leopard skins. Read more More on big cats Berhampur: Record haul of illegal wild...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 18

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(May 06, 2022) Here’s this week’s Conservation Bulletin. We curate media, popular and science articles that celebrate successful conservation stories, address some of the most pressing issues facing conservation today and discuss possible solutions among other things. We hope you enjoy reading and learning from the following stories just as we do. 1. Three carnivorous species – leopards, wolves and hyenas – have been found sharing space with human beings in the semi-arid areas of Pun...

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Conservation Bulletin – April 2022

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Conservation Bulletin – April 2022
(April 29, 2022) Here’s our new blog that brings you some intriguing, stimulating and significant stories related to wildlife and wild places.   Science   ‘Forest officials rescued three kangaroos from forests in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, on April 1 and 2. Locals also found the carcass of another one nearby. The rescued kangaroos were injured, and a probe is on to find out more details, a forest official said. Exotic species might harbour diseases against which local animals and bird...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2022)
(April 12, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter March 2022   Wildlife Trade Trivia     Illegal Wildlife Trade in March 2022        In Focus   Hunting may have increased during the COVID lockdown We may have hunted more wildlife during the pandemic-induced lockdowns of 2020, according to a survey. Hunting for household consumption increased during this time; sports and recreation were motivators for hunting as we...

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Success Stories: Planting a way to a better future

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Success Stories: Planting a way to a better future
(April 05, 2022) Our Livelihood Programme facilitates people from local communities who voluntarily relocate from protected areas to build a fulfilling life and realise their dreams. This has been made possible by the generous support of the SBI Foundation. Our team engages with the communities after they voluntarily relocate and aid them in learning various life skills they are passionate about. Following are two stories of two such families who have dedicated themselves to farming and beekeeping after moving o...

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Maharastra Forest Department felicitates volunteers and NGOs

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Maharastra Forest Department felicitates volunteers and NGOs
(March 30, 2022) On the occasion of Earth Hour on 26 March 2022, the Forest Department from the Thane Territorial Division, Maharashtra state, felicitated dedicated volunteers and NGOs that have been helping the department in forest management and wildlife conservation. The programme was arranged in the presence of Shri. Sunil Limaye, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests; Shri. Clement Ben, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests; Shri Ramarao, Chief Conservator of Forests; and Shri Mallikarju...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2022)
(March 15, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter February 2022   Illegal wildlife trade in February 2022     In Focus   Wildlife crime & camera trapping training | The Morung Express From 19th-21st February, 2022, WCS-India trained 32 Forest Guards and Foresters from Intanki National Park, Nagaland on ‘Wildlife Crime Prevention, Detection and Investigation’. Topics covered included ‘Offenses under Wild Life (Protection) Act, ...

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Khadmore/Phudakadya (Lesser Florican) Ceremony

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Khadmore/Phudakadya (Lesser Florican) Ceremony
(March 07, 2022) On the 6th of March, our Lesser Florican team organised the Khadmore/Phudakadya (lesser florican) Ceremony in collaboration with the Pratapgarh Forest Division, Rajasthan. Pratapgarh Range Officer, Shri. Dhara Singh Ranawat, presided as the chief guest. Members from the Rajasthan Forest Department, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), the local community and our team spoke about the immediacy for and the importance of protecting t...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2022)
(February 15, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter January 2022   Wildlife trade trivia   Illegal wildlife trade in January 2022     In Focus   Media-Reported Wildlife Poaching and Illegal Trade in India: 2020 Media-Reported Wildlife Poaching and Illegal Trade in India: 2020 aims at providing a comprehensive overview of illegal wildlife trade in India for the year 2020. It is an assessment of data collected through publicly available...

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Our comments on the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021

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Our comments on the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
(January 31, 2022) Below are some of our comments and suggestions submitted to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change concerning the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was tabled before the Rajya Sabha recently to amend the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (hereafter referred to as the BDA). These Amendments were introduced 20 years after the law was initially passed in 2002, in response to a long-standing demand from stakeholders to simplify, streamline and reduce compliance burden i...

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