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Web-Workshop on ‘Countering Wildlife Trafficking’ for CBIC officials at NACIN-Shillong

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Web-Workshop on ‘Countering Wildlife Trafficking’ for CBIC officials at NACIN-Shillong
(August 27, 2020) On 27th August, WCS-India conducted a web-workshop on ‘Countering Wildlife Trafficking’ for newly recruited officers of National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics (NACIN)-Shillong. The web-workshop saw participation from 30 Customs Officers. Topics covered included Introduction to Wildlife Trafficking and the Role of Customs Department, Identification of Species (Native and Exotic) and Powers and Procedures under the Custom Act. These modules were delivered by resour...

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Webinar: Investigative Wildlife Trafficking & Conservation Reporting

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Webinar: Investigative Wildlife Trafficking & Conservation Reporting
(August 25, 2020) Wildlife Conservation Society-India, in collaboration with Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism &  Earth Journalism Network, organized the ‘Investigative Wildlife Trafficking & Conservation Reporting’ Webinar on August 20th (3:00-4:30PM), targeted towards regional environmental journalists working in India and Southeast Asia. Webinar Details:Date | Time: August 20, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:30 PMOrganizers: Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, Earth J...

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Counter Wildlife Trafficking online workshops with Assam Judiciary and online capacity building webinars with Forest Departments in Meghalaya and Kerala

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Counter Wildlife Trafficking online workshops with Assam Judiciary and online capacity building webinars with Forest Departments in Meghalaya and Kerala
(August 21, 2020) On 5th July 2020, WCS-India organized a webinar for district court judges from Assam entitled 'Solutions to common issues in implementation of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972'. The webinar was attended by 38 participants from the judiciary and addressed common challenges faced by enforcement agencies in ensuring prosecution of wildlife criminals. Resource persons included a Senior Judge from the Guwahati High Court, Advocate General of Assam and senior officers from Police, Forest Departmen...

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WCS-India Marine Program and Coastal Impact enter into an MoU

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WCS-India Marine Program and Coastal Impact enter into an MoU
(August 10, 2020) WCS-India Marine Program partner with Coastal Impact by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly initiate activities towards marine conservation in India.WCS-India Marine team with Founding Trustee of Coastal Impact - Mr. Venkatesh CharlooCoastal Impact is a non-governmental organization based out of Goa, India working on studying and monitoring India’s marine ecosystems, support awareness, outreach, research, and conservation actions and also, help build interest and engagement am...

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Maharashtra approves to declare Angria Bank as a protected area

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Maharashtra approves to declare Angria Bank as a protected area
(August 08, 2020) Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife (SBWL) approves to declare e 2,011 square kilometre Angria Bank as a protected area. The proposal will now be sent to the Centre for approval and action.The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr Uddhav Thackeray, on Friday SBWL approved three key projects including the declaration of Angria Bank as a “designated area” under the Maritime Zones Act, 1976. The other two were the appointment of Sonneratia alba as state mangrove tree, and a recovery programme...

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