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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 11

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 11
(March 15, 2024) Rehabilitating trafficked star tortoises using genetic intelligence | Mongabay Recent research reveals two genetically distinct populations of Indian star tortoises, challenging previous assumptions and indicating moderate to high genetic diversity. This insight can guide rehabilitation efforts by releasing trafficked tortoises into habitats where they are genetically suited, enhancing their chances of survival.  Human-wildlife conflicts: Karnataka, Kerala ink pact | Hindustan Times...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 10

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 10
(March 08, 2024) North Bengal comes together to protect Hornbill species | The Statesman  North Bengal organised a three-day workshop with participants from the region and neighbouring areas to create a conservation plan for five hornbill species, three of them globally threatened. The plan includes strategies for population surveys, habitat protection, community involvement, and awareness initiatives, uniting officials, scientists, and community members to address the vulnerability of hornbills in the a...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 09

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 09
(March 01, 2024) India, four other nations plan coordinated crackdown on wildlife traffickers using Interpol channels | The Hindu India, along with Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, is uniting to combat wildlife trafficking by sharing intelligence on traffickers and disrupting financial flows. The focus is on air cargo routes from Africa to Southeast Asia, with over 50 wildlife seizures reported in India in 2022. The collaboration aims to coordinate actions and enhance Interpol capabilities again...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 08

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 08
(February 23, 2024) Six wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka to be recommended for being declared ecologically sensitive areas | The Hindu Karnataka's recent decision to recommend six wildlife sanctuaries and surrounding areas as ecologically sensitive zones signals a key step in the country's conservation efforts. This move highlights the government's commitment to protecting biodiversity, addressing human-wildlife conflict, and fostering collaboration between communities, conservationists, and the gov...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 07

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 07
(February 16, 2024) Critically endangered turtle species sighted in Cauvery | The New Indian Express In a breakthrough, researchers discovered a breeding population of 31 critically endangered Leith's soft-shell turtles (Nilssonia leithii) in the Cauvery River, Tamil Nadu. The elusive species faced declining sightings due to poaching, habitat issues, and human activities. The findings emphasise the urgency of in-depth research, conservation efforts, and potential captive breeding to ensure the sustainability...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 06

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 06
(February 09, 2024) Himalayan wolf listed as 'vulnerable' in IUCN, prompts concerted conservation efforts | Mongabay The Himalayan wolf has been designated as 'vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List, with a population of 2,275 to 3,792 remaining in the wild. Threats include habitat loss, human conflict, feral dog competition, and illegal hunting, emphasising the need for conservation efforts such as grassland preservation, unplanned development monitoring, feral dog population management, and improved ...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 05

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 05
(February 02, 2024) Bangladesh, India to work together to prevent wildlife trafficking: Saber | The Business Standard Bangladesh and India plan to jointly combat wildlife trafficking and strengthen efforts in tiger conservation and Sundarbans preservation. They will also collaborate on climate change initiatives, including the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan, and work together in marine biodiversity conservation and ecotourism. The Indian envoy highlighted the importance of mutual cooperation in environmental and ...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 04

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 04
(January 25, 2024) Gangetic dolphin rescued in Odisha, may be indicator of more freshwater dolphins in river | Down to Earth In Odisha's Balasore district, a rare Gangetic dolphin was rescued by forest officials after being caught in fishing nets. The dolphin, blind by birth, is a critically endangered species slated for release into the Budhabalang river, suggesting the potential presence of more freshwater dolphins. This incident underscores the need for conservation efforts like 'Project Gangetic Dol...

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Understanding the acceptance of alternatives to Bengal Monitor Lizard skins for use in Ghumats by artisans and players of Ghumats in Goa

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Understanding the acceptance of alternatives to Bengal Monitor Lizard skins for use in Ghumats by artisans and players of Ghumats in Goa
(January 23, 2024) The Counter Wildlife Trafficking programme of WCS-India, in collaboration with the Goa State Biodiversity Board, conducted a one-day workshop on the topic ‘Understanding the acceptance of alternatives to Bengal Monitor Lizard skins for use in Ghumats by artisans and players of Ghumats in Goa’ on 17th, November 2023. Over 64 participants from diverse backgrounds participated, including artisans, ghumat makers, music stalwarts, and officials from the Directorate of Art & Cul...

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 03

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Conservation Bulletin 2024 - Week 03
(January 19, 2024) Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival gears up for its 9th Edition | Down to Earth The 9th Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival in Arunachal Pradesh, from January 18-20, highlights hornbill conservation by celebrating the Nyishi community's shift from hunters to conservationists. This year's theme, "Domutoh Domutoh, Paga hum Domutoh" in Nyishi language, emphasises the critical need to conserve hornbills. The festival features activities like bird-watching, cultural ...

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