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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2022)
(October 27, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter September 2022 In Focus Three seizure incidents involving illegal trade of exotic wildlife species were reported from India in September, last month. Notably, the recovered species include primates such as orangutans, spider monkeys, lemurs among others. Other recovered species include, wallabies, and several other exotic species of tortoises, turtles and birds. Access the media reports here: Two baby orangutans, suspected to be smugg...

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Dugong Conservation Workshop in Palk Bay

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Dugong Conservation Workshop in Palk Bay
(October 13, 2022) WCS-India Marine Program participated in a multi-stakeholder Dugong Conservation Workshop organized jointly with the Thanjavur Forest Department, OMCAR (Organization for Marine Conservation, Awareness and Research) Foundation, and Wildlife Institute of India on the 15th of September 2022. The workshop focused on discussing the next steps in the management of the recently notified Dugong Conservation Reserve in Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu. About 70 participants from the Tamil Nadu State Forest De...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 41

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(October 13, 2022) First in India, a sanctuary for slender loris in TN | Times Travel Following the first Dugong Conservation Reserve, Tamil Nadu is now gearing up to set up Slender Loris Sanctuary in India, in Kadavur. The sanctuary has been notified under Section 26 (A)(1)(b) of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. The Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary includes Vedasandur, Dindigul East and Natham taluks in Dindigul and Kadavur in Karur district and spreads across 11,800 hectares. Read more here. Y...

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Highlights from ‘Nature Without Borders’ event

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Highlights from ‘Nature Without Borders’ event
(October 12, 2022) On the evening of the 7th of October 2022, the Wildlife Conservation Society - India, with support from Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST), hosted 'Nature Without Borders' at the Bangalore International Centre. This event brought together conservation experts from diverse geographies, members of community-conserved areas, scholars, and folk artists to bring about dialogue on inclusive approaches to conservation. The theme was centred on exploring the i...

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Surviving the Odds – Combating India’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Surviving the Odds – Combating India’s Illegal Wildlife Trade
(October 08, 2022) ‘Surviving the Odds – Combatting India’s Illegal Wildlife Trade is a short documentary film created as a ready-to-use explainer about India's illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and lists measures to tackle this issue. While we developed the documentary as a resource for enforcement agencies across India, it is an eye-opener for the larger audience highlighting the dire consequences of illegal trade in India and the alarming rate at which we are losing our biodiversity.  W...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 40

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(October 06, 2022) Kerala: Herpetofaunal survey finds capital wildlife division as a biodiversity hotspot | The Hindu Thiruvananthapuram's first-ever herpetofaunal survey has recorded 67 amphibian and 80 reptile species, including many vulnerable, endangered and near-threatened ones. Organised jointly by the Forest Department and Aranyakam Nature Foundation, the survey was conducted by volunteers from various institutions. The survey also recorded many species that were endemic to the Western Ghats. ...

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