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Entries for January 2019

Super Farmer' meets CM

(January 26, 2019) Bangalore: At a function organised by the Kannada daily Vijaya Karnataka in Bangalore on Republic Day, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy who was appraised of the needs for relocated tribals promised to provide the support needed by them.WCS Staff H L Govindappa mediated an interaction between the Chief Minister and Dasi, a relocated tribe from Sollepura center, Nagarahole. Dasi was one of the progressive farmers selected by the daily to be awarded as a Super Farmer for her achievements.Govindappa told ...

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Wildlife Trafficking Workshop at Amrabad Tiger Reserve

(January 22, 2019) Mridula Vijairaghavan, Legal Advisor - WCS India, talking to Forest Range Officers and Deputy Forest Range Officers of Telangana State Forest Department about Wildlife Crime InvestigationMannanur: Forest Range Officers and Deputy Forest Range Officers of Telangana State Forest Department working in and around Amrabad Tiger Reserve participated in the Combating Wildlife Trafficking Workshop organized by WCS-India on 22-23rd January 2019. The workshop was held in the Environmental Education Center...

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WCS-India Staff Wins Young Woman Ornithologist Award

(January 13, 2019) Pooja Pawar, a postgraduate of the Wildlife Biology & Conservation program at the Wildlife Conservation Society-India and National Centre for Biological Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2018 - Late Wing. Cdr C.M. Chaoji (Retd.) award for Young Woman Ornithologist.She has been studying hornbill ecology in the Anamalai Hills with the inclination towards conservation of hornbills outside protected areas. Her work has spanned across rainforests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and this young l...

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Human-Wildlife Interactions: Rural insights show the way

(January 10, 2019) Dhee addressing the audienceBangalore: Whether it be the folklore of Himachal Pradesh where locals believe that the leopard guides people to their homes, or in Sumatra where the tiger takes on that role, these lores and beliefs play an important role in people accepting wildlife and co-existing with them. The curiosity and willingness to learn as well as an empathy with the animal, often believed to be an ancestor, and vested with a sense of self, is something that allows for peaceful cohabiting...

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Pregnant Dolphin rescued from canal

(January 10, 2019) Amethi: The TSA/WCS-India and Forest Department, Uttar Pradesh successfully rescued a nearly 9 foot pregnant female Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) on Thursday from Sharda Sahayak canal in Amethi district after four days (and nights) onerous operation. This is the 15th successful rescue in five years.Caught in a canal, the female gave the team a good chase up and down over four days covering nearly 100km. Nicknamed 'Maharani' (Queen) by the team, she was finally caught late afternoon and...

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Mobs wound forest staff and tiger habitat

(January 10, 2019) In an unfortunate incident at Melghat Tiger Reserve where many Government department staff were grievously wounded and prime tiger habitat set fire to by an angry mob, it was the timely support from the police department and district administration that helped prevent further damage.On the 15th of January 2019, around 300-500 villagers who had voluntarily resettled outside Melghat during 2011-12 and 2014-15 entered the core area of the tiger reserve at Kelpani illegally, demanding additional com...

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