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Students pick up lessons in wildlife science and conservation

(July 29, 2018) Hyderabad: Over 1000 school students participated at an event organized by WCS-India and HyTiCos to commemorate Global Tiger Day.Walking through the landscape, schoolkids counted the wildlife they saw as also signs of animals all around them. They jotted down what they saw on a sheet of paper. Tigers, elephants, gaur, cheetal, sambar, langur, wild boar, leopard, etc had to be watched out for while also looking for scat, the scent smells and scales. This was an occupancy survey done to record the...

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International Tiger Day

(July 20, 2018) Hyderabad: All are invited for the celebration of “International Tiger Day” which will be held at KBR National Park on 27th July, 2018 and at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on 28th July, 2018.The event will focus on school kids and the general public. On both the days there will be interactive learning exercises, with wildlife-oriented games specially designed for children, poster exhibition, screenings, and interaction with people working for tiger conservation.The Indian Postal...

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Grassland and Wasteland Management: Multi-agency discussions suggest the way ahead

(July 16, 2018) Bengaluru: Managers, conservationists, and scientists working in the grassland landscapes met at NCBS and deliberated on issues related to grasslands, seeking an action plan that could help the government and stakeholders in the management of what is often unfortunately treated as ‘wastelands’.Initiated by WCS-India, the session commenced with Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India pointing to the need to restore and protect grasslands. Grasslands are not recognized as impo...

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Kerala MP Abdul Wahab meets WCS-India delegation

(July 16, 2018) Ms. Prakriti Srivastava (third from right) handing over a memento to Mr. Abdul Wahab (second from right) along with Mrs. Wahab (first from right), Yogesh Neelkanth (fourth from right), Dhanesh Kumar (fifth from right), P M Muthanna (sixth from right), Abdullah Kunjiparambath and K G Anwar.Wayanad: Abdul Wahab P V, Member of Parliament from Kerala, met with Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India and her colleagues P M Muthanna and Vinay Kumar M C, Assistant Directors – C...

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WCS India staff awarded PhD from Mysore University

(July 04, 2018) Jayanand Derekar © WCS India ArchivesBengaluru: WCS India Staff Jayanand Hambir Darekar has been awarded doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Mysore. His thesis was on "Sociological Insights into People's Participation in Forestry Programmes: A Study in Uttara Kannada District." He was guided by Dr. R Indira in his work.WCS India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava congratulates Jayanand on behalf of the organization and in her personal capacity for his meritoriou...

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