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Entries for November 2018

Dudhwa Field Director Honoured

(November 30, 2018) Ramesh Pandey, Chief Conservator of Forests & Field Director, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, was conferred the 'excellent contribution' governance award at the 6th Gfiles Governance Award for his various contributions in the field of biodiversity conservation and environmental protection.An Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of the 1996 batch, Uttar Pradesh Cadre, Ramesh Kumar Pandey has been recognised for his honest, disciplined and targeted approach towards conservation and environ...

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WCS - India team meets FD Telangana Officials

(November 28, 2018) Hyderabad: The WCS-India team had a productive meeting with the Telangana Forest Department officials today. The team strategised ways to collaboratively combat trafficking in the state by building capacity through workshops employing simulation trainings to detect, investigate and successfully prosecute wildlife criminals.(From Left) Sahila Kudalkar, Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Program, WCS-India; Imran Siddiqui, Assistant Director-Conservation Science, WCS-India; Tirupathaiah, Direc...

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Posted in: From WCS-India


Training for IFS Officers

(November 16, 2018) 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 volunt...

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Pictures

(November 16, 2018) Participants at the trainingAt the MC Halli community hallVisit to Hebbe anti-poaching campParticipants at the Basur-Kaval grassland
Posted in: From WCS-India


Presentations and Discussions

(November 16, 2018) Nov 13, 2018: The ‘Compulsory training course on voluntary resettlement of villages for Tiger reserves’ for IFS officers organised by WCS-India and the MoEFCC began with a classroom session for half a day where key players in the Bhadra voluntary relocation  addressed the audience and shared their experiences.Shreedev H, who conducted the sessions, briefly gave an introduction into the Bhadra landscape and the need for relocation. He then introduced the speakers.The presentation...

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Field Visits

(November 16, 2018) Leopard sighting during morning jungle safari at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary © Pradeep HegdeAs part of the training for IFS officers, the participants were taken around the Bhadra landscape to understand the conservation context of the relocation. They went around the Lakkavalli range of Bhadra Tiger Reserve to see some of the flora and fauna in the landscape. Elephants, gaurs, sambar, cheetal, leopard, muntjac, flying squirrel, langur and mongoose were sighted while Crested serpent eagle, In...

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Posted in: From WCS-India


Valedictory

(November 16, 2018) Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India thanking the participants at the 'One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation for Tiger Reserves'.IFS officers received the participation certificate at the valedictory of the training programme. Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director WCS-India, while thanking the officers made a special mention of PK Sen, IFS (R) Former Director - Project Tiger, and Rajesh Gopal, IFS (R) Secretary General, Global Tiger Forum expressing gratitude for their...

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Feedback

(November 16, 2018) Participants at the training were full of praise for the way the workshop was structured and carried out in a planned manner. From “laudable” to “best structured training in three decades of my career” the feedback on the training program was positive. The field visits that gave a complete picture of the relocation and a direct evidence were appreciated, with many of the officers opining that it was a more effective way of training compared to the traditional classroom le...

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KFD recognition for WCS-India staff Lokesh

(November 14, 2018) Nagarahole: The Karnataka Forest Department has honoured WCS-India staff Lokesh K S by giving him a Certificate of Appreciation for his exemplary work in co-operating with the department to rehabilitate more than 100 tribal families from Kallala Wildlife Range of Rajeev Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole) to Masthigudi in HD Kote. His role in building a good relationship between the department and the forest dwellers was acknowledged, besides working with the staff in protection of the forest and ...

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