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A Lesson From The Forests

(September 25, 2018) Bangalore: The lion-tailed macaque is an indicator species whose presence indicates that 400 kinds of plants flourish in the area. The bamboo grows 60-70 feet every month. And the tiger needs around 52 average-sized prey animals in a year. Around 250 high school students of Trio World School, Sahakar Nagar were transported to the world of wilderness and wildlife when D V Girish, Managing Trustee of Bhadra Wildlife Conservation Trust, Founder of WildCAT-C and long term partner of WCS - ...

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Posted in: From WCS-India


Undervalued wilderness areas can cut extinction risk in half

(September 20, 2018) Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world's extinction risk in half, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.Wilderness areas - where human impact has been absent or minimal - are dwindling. The latest maps show over 3 million square kilometres (1.15 million square miles) of wilderness destroyed since the 1990s (an area the size of India), and that less...

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Jayanand Derekar Felicitated on Teacher's Day

(September 10, 2018) w129Jayanand Derekar being falicitatedJoida, September 10: WCS - India staff Jayanand Derekar was felicitated for his PhD and overall achievement on Teacher's Day event at Kunbi Bhavan, Joida. The programme was organised by the Department of Public Education, Zilla Panchayat Uttara Kannada district, and Block Education Office Joida Taluk  Joida.Mr P. V. Desai, retired headmaster,  Govt Sri Ram High school Joida, did the honours. Mr. Sanjaykumar Kambale,Tahasildar Joida, Mr P.S.Hir...

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Jayanand Derekar Felicitated on Teacher's Day

(September 10, 2018) Jayanand Derekar being falicitatedJoida: WCS - India staff Jayanand Derekar was felicitated for his PhD and overall achievement on Teacher's Day event at Kunbi Bhavan, Joida. The programme was organised by the Department of Public Education, Zilla Panchayat Uttara Kannada district, and Block Education Office Joida Taluk  Joida.Mr P. V. Desai, retired headmaster,  Govt Sri Ram High school Joida, did the honours. Mr. Sanjaykumar Kambale,Tahasildar Joida, Mr P.S.Hiremath BO Joida, Mr...

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RBS pitches in with WCS-India and Kerala FD for flood support

(September 04, 2018) Chairman of RBS-Howard Davies, Managing Director RBS India-Pankaj Phatarphod and N Sunil Kumar, Head, Sustainability, RBS Asia Region & CEO, RBS Foundation met with P M Muthanna, Assistant Director (Conservation), WCS-India.Chennai: The recent floods in Kerala have displaced more than a million people, and resulted in almost 400 deaths within two weeks. These floods have also severely impacted the livelihoods of people in Kerala, where landslides have cut off villages and resulted in loss of...

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Students interact with WCS-India staff

(September 04, 2018) MSc students with WCS-India staffBangalore: Students of the MSc program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, offered by the NCBS in partnership with WCS-India, visited the WCS-India office and interacted with Country Director Prakriti Srivastava and other senior research and conservation staff. They were given an introduction into the work done by WCS-India across the many landscapes in the country from the north-east to the south, the opportunities and challenges it presents and so on.

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WildCAT-C team Visits WCS-India Office

(September 01, 2018) Bengaluru: WildCAT-C team visited WCS-India office and interacted with Country Director Prakriti Srivastava on various conservation issues. They sought scientific assistance from WCS-India to guide their conservation work in Chikmagalur.

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