IFS officers from across the country arrived in Bangalore and proceeded to the River Tern Jungle Lodges near Bhadra Tiger Reserve. They were here to participate in "One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation for Tiger Reserves" jointly organised by WCS-India and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The participants were taken through the story of Bhadra relocation, successfully completed in the early part of this century and often cited as a model for voluntary relocation of people from protected areas. Besides hearing the experiences of the key movers, they were also taken to the sites to see the benefits, both to the relocated people and to the ecosystem.
Presentations and Discussions