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WCS-India holds talks with Mangrove Foundation

(July 24, 2019) July 24, 2019: A delegation of the Wildlife Conservation Society-India  met members of the Mangrove Cell, Maharashtra Forest Department at the Mangrove Cell Headquarters in Mumbai yesterday. WCS-India Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS along with Dr. Vardhan Patankar (Head, Marine Program), Mr. Avik Banerjee (Project Associate) and Ms. Zoya Tyabji (Project Associate) met and held talks with Mr. N. Vasudevan, IFS (Addl. PCCF (Mangrove), Maharashtra Forest Department), Ms. Neenu Somraj, IF...

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Workshop on forensic applications in wildlife crime control

(July 12, 2019) July 11, 2019: WCS-India in association with the University of Portsmouth and National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) conducted a workshop on 'Forensic Applications in Wildlife Crime Control' for forest officials at Guwahati, Assam. The workshop that focused on tackling wildlife crime using science and forensic methods was inaugurated by Mr. S P Vashisht, IFS, CCF, Assam Forest Department, Mr Agni Mitra, IFS, Regional Deputy Director (ER), WCCB, Dr Uma Ramakrishnan, Associate pr...

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West Bengal Forest Department staff trained in wildlife crime detection and investigation

(July 04, 2019) 25th to 27th of June, 2019: WCS-India in collaboration with the Directorate of Forests, West Bengal and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Eastern Region (WCCB, ER) organized a 3-day capacity building workshop at Gorumara Wildlife Division, Jalpaiguri in North West Bengal. The workshop was attended by 32 Forest Guards, Beat Officers, and Range Officers from the following wildlife divisions: Gurumara, Jaldapara, Darjeeling and Buxa.  The training focused on building capacity of forest officer...

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WCS-India team visits WII

(July 04, 2019)  WCS-India team with WII scientists at the WII campus in DehradunJuly 2 2019: WCS-India Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS along with Dr. Vardhan Patankar (Head, Marine Program), Paromita Ray (Head, Ecotourism) and Sahila Kudalkar (Program Manager, Counter Wildlife Trafficking) met Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Director Dr. VB Mathur and other faculty at WII. The WCS-India team presented current and future projects of the organisation. This was followed by interactions with WII scien...

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Self-defense workshop conducted

(July 02, 2019) July 1, 2019: Sometimes a loud scream can be an effective tool to stun your opponent in a hostile encounter. This was demonstrated in a self-defence workshop for the staff conducted at the WCS-India office premises.  The workshop conducted by Mr Praneet Goteti focussed on using the body and surroundings, with self-awareness being an important aspect of the defense mechanism. It was an interactive session where basic physical combat strategies were showcased. It covered topics on h...

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