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Entries for September 2019

Undervalued wilderness areas can cut extinction risk in half

(September 18, 2019) 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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Wildlife trafficking workshop held for the Wokha Forest Department

(September 06, 2019) Participants at the workshopA two-day capacity building workshop was organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society-India with the Wokha Forest Division, Department of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Nagaland. The training focused on building capacity of 30 frontline personnel including officers from Forest & Police Department, and Dobashis (in-charge of adjudicating on customary law matters). The inaugural session was attended by Mr. Chonpenthung Ezung, SDO (Civil) HQ Wokha, Mr. ...

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A CoP18 update for India

(September 03, 2019) Compiled by Aditi RajanNot to be assumed as a win for conservation, but as a ‘nudge’ to bring focus to threatened species, the 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) was held in Geneva (Switzerland) between 17th & 28th August 2019. Originally scheduled to take place in Colombo between 23rd May to 3rd June 2019, the convention was rescheduled to Geneva citing security concer...

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