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Wildlife Trafficking workshop held in Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Wildlife Trafficking workshop held in Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary
(December 15, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society-India in collaboration with the Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) conducted a two-day training programme for the officers of KFD at the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary from December 13. The workshop was held to sensitise KFD staff about wildlife laws in the country, its enforcement and the role played by them in successful combatting of wildlife trafficking. The training began with Sahila Kudalkar, program manager, Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT), WCS-India, det...

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Two-day workshop on wildlife trafficking in Nameri National Park

Two-day workshop on wildlife trafficking in Nameri National Park
(December 11, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - India, in collaboration with the Assam Forest Department, organized a capacity building workshop on December 9 – December 10 to combat wildlife trafficking. As many as 34 forest officials from the Nameri National Park and Pakke Tiger Reserve attended the workshop held at Nameri National Park.Participants at the workshopThe workshop began with a session by Aditi Rajan, WCS-India staff,  on the introduction of wildlife trafficking and the ...

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WCS-India organises a workshop in Tripura to combat wildlife trafficking

WCS-India organises a workshop in Tripura to combat wildlife trafficking
(December 09, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS–India) in collaboration with the Tripura Forest Department organized a two-day long capacity building workshop from December 4. As many as 65 officers and frontline staff of Tripura Forest Department, Border Security Force, Central Industry Security Forces, Railway Protection Force, Airport Authority of India-Tripura and Tripura Police attended the workshop. The training focused on the capacity building of enforcement officers to combat wildlife trafficki...

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Weavers promoting freshwater turtle conservation

Weavers promoting freshwater turtle conservation
(November 22, 2019) A new Self Help Group named “Kaso Sakhi” was formed on the 16th of November, 2019 with eight traditional women weavers from Biswanath Ghat to make special gamochas (traditional scarves) that promote freshwater turtle conservation in the area. Through a project initiated by the Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Program that aims to promote economic growth for local and tribal communities whilst safeguarding threatened species, this group was formed with the ...

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The Habitats Trust Grants 2019

The Habitats Trust Grants 2019
(November 18, 2019)  The Habitats Trust announced the winners of The Second Habitats Trust Grants of up to 84 lakhs this week to four initiatives - Strategic Partnership, Lesser-known Habitats, Lesser-known Species and Conservation Hero Grants.WCS-India is pleased to be one of the finalists in the Strategic Partnership Grant Category.WCS-India would like to congratulate all the winners; Aaranyak, Coastal Impact, The Metastring Foundation, and Neethi Mahesh who are working towards lesser-known species and habit...

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One Week Training for IFS Officers on Voluntary Relocation - 2019

One Week Training for IFS Officers on Voluntary Relocation - 2019
(November 11, 2019) The IFS officers training course “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” was conducted in Bhadra Tiger Reserve landscape from 11th to 15th November, 2019. The workshop is being organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), WCS-India, and supported by WildCANE and WildCAT-C. Twenty-one IFS officers from all over India actively participated in the training.(Left to Right) Bottom: Dhruv Gangadharan, Mahendar Kumar Jain, ...

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Planting an Urban Forest

Planting an Urban Forest
(November 09, 2019) WCS-India staff volunteered at an urban planting event hosted by one of our collaborators on Saturday. Tree planting in cities creates green spaces that are recreational and beneficial to the well-being of city dwellers. When such plantation efforts carefully select native tree species, ensure aftercare for the survival of these trees, and are guided by science, it is helpful in the restoration of ecosystem services.  

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Participation in 9th Annual Summit on Anti-Money Laundering by Fintelekt

Participation in 9th Annual Summit on Anti-Money Laundering by Fintelekt
(November 08, 2019) Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India was invited as a speaker at the Annual Summit on Anti-Money Laundering organized by Fintelekt to draw the attention of the financial sector towards the close links between wildlife trafficking and money laundering.Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director WCS-India The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 lists wildlife trade as a predicate offence, but remains an extremely underutilized provision. Close engagement with the financial sector w...

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WCS-India signs MoU with NCF

WCS-India signs MoU with NCF
(November 05, 2019) A shoal of squirrelfish under the coral crevices © Vardhan PatankarFollowing productive discussions with Dr. Rohan Arthur (Founding Trustee, Senior Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation) and Dr. Teresa Alcoverro (Adjunct Faculty, Nature Conservation Foundation) on the 31st of July, 2019, WCS-India signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Oceans and Coasts Program of the Nature Conservation Foundation (OCP-NCF).The purpose of the MoU is to facilitate collaborative work between ...

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Discussions on habitat consolidation with Dr. Luke Hunter

Discussions on habitat consolidation with Dr. Luke Hunter
(November 04, 2019) Big cat biologist Dr. Luke Hunter, the Executive Director of the Big Cats Program at Wildlife Conservation Society visited Nagarahole, Bandipur, and Wayanad during his visit to India. Further, Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, Director WCS-India, and WCS-India staff briefed him on the current projects and the importance of consolidating habitats in the Western and Eastern Ghats through voluntary relocation and other interventions. He was also brought up to date on future work in collaborat...

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