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Imran Siddiqui honoured with Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2018

(December 07, 2018) Mumbai: Imran Siddiqui of the Wildlife Conservation Society - India has been honoured with the prestigious Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2018.Imran Siddiqui has come a long way from raising and selling poultry to fund his wildlife obsession. He is now on the Telangana State Board for Wildlife and works as an external expert for tiger monitoring in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He is also the Assistant Director for Conservation Science at WCS-India, and the co-founder of the Hyderabad Tig...

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WCS-India Contest Winner felicitated

(December 01, 2018) Bengaluru: Prasad Natarajan, the winner of WCS-India Wildlife Week Conservation Images Contest, was felicitated at the WCS office in Bangalore where he met and interacted with some of the staff and scientists.Prasad receiving a mementoPrasad is a wildlife photographer and artist who has travelled extensively through the country, capturing wildlife with his lens and easel. He is a keen birder with a soft corner for Ospreys, the "tiger among the birds". Having worked in the private sector for near...

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WCS - India team meets FD Telangana Officials

(November 28, 2018) Hyderabad: The WCS-India team had a productive meeting with the Telangana Forest Department officials today. The team strategised ways to collaboratively combat trafficking in the state by building capacity through workshops employing simulation trainings to detect, investigate and successfully prosecute wildlife criminals.(From Left) Sahila Kudalkar, Combating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Program, WCS-India; Imran Siddiqui, Assistant Director-Conservation Science, WCS-India; Tirupathaiah, Direc...

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Pictures

(November 16, 2018) Participants at the trainingAt the MC Halli community hallVisit to Hebbe anti-poaching campParticipants at the Basur-Kaval grassland
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Field Visits

(November 16, 2018) Leopard sighting during morning jungle safari at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary © Pradeep HegdeAs part of the training for IFS officers, the participants were taken around the Bhadra landscape to understand the conservation context of the relocation. They went around the Lakkavalli range of Bhadra Tiger Reserve to see some of the flora and fauna in the landscape. Elephants, gaurs, sambar, cheetal, leopard, muntjac, flying squirrel, langur and mongoose were sighted while Crested serpent eagle, In...

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Feedback

(November 16, 2018) Participants at the training were full of praise for the way the workshop was structured and carried out in a planned manner. From “laudable” to “best structured training in three decades of my career” the feedback on the training program was positive. The field visits that gave a complete picture of the relocation and a direct evidence were appreciated, with many of the officers opining that it was a more effective way of training compared to the traditional classroom le...

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KFD recognition for WCS-India staff Lokesh

(November 14, 2018) Nagarahole: The Karnataka Forest Department has honoured WCS-India staff Lokesh K S by giving him a Certificate of Appreciation for his exemplary work in co-operating with the department to rehabilitate more than 100 tribal families from Kallala Wildlife Range of Rajeev Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole) to Masthigudi in HD Kote. His role in building a good relationship between the department and the forest dwellers was acknowledged, besides working with the staff in protection of the forest and ...

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Training for WCS Field Staff

(October 17, 2018) Bangalore: This is no rocket science but the rigours of wildlife science methodology are no less. This was evident during the three-day training session on ‘Animal Population Monitoring’ conducted for WCS-India field staff at the office premises in Bangalore.The training for a dozen staff from Bangalore and Hyderabad was conducted by WCS researchers Devcharan and Killi. They were taken through the basics of population monitoring with specific focus on line transect surveys, capture-r...

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MSc Dissertation Defense

(October 13, 2018) Bengaluru: The public defense of thesis of the graduating cohort (2016-18) of MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation Program took place on 12th and 13th of October at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore.Following topics were presented:Distribution and abundance of two sympatric species of ungulates in the Tost, Tosonbumba Nature Reserve, Mongolia by Chagsaaldulam OdonjavkhlanConserving river dolphins in a changing soundscape: acoustic and behavioural responses of Ga...

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Wildlife Week Contest Winners

(October 09, 2018) A big thanks to all of you who participated in our contest. We salute your concern and interest for wildlife conservation and wish you all the best. All the entries are praise-worthy and highlight various challenges facing wildlife conservation in the country. From roadkill to development pressures, conflict to poaching, the images and stories capture the problems facing wildlife. However, based on certain criteria our panel has picked three most 'telling' entries, in both sections.Her...

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