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WCS-India team holds talks with BSF Commandant

(April 17, 2019) The WCS-India team led by Country Director Prakriti Srivastava, IFS met with Mr. Suresh Kumar, Commandant (Training and Establishment), Border Security Force, Guwahati along with the rest of the Combating Wildlife Trafficking team members Ms. Sahila Kudalkar and Mr. Arijit Ghosh. Mr. Kumar and Ms. Srivastava discussed ways to build capacity by training BSF personnel to detect wildlife crime and identify commonly trafficked wildlife species, parts and products.WCS-India plans to take the BSF-WCS ...

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WCS-India team meets Nagaland FD

(April 16, 2019) The WCS-India team led by Country Director Prakriti Srivastava, IFS along with Program Manager, Combating Wildlife Trafficking Ms. Sahila Kudalkar and Research Associate Mr. Aristo Mendis met with the Chief Wildlife Warden Mr. S.P. Tripathi, IFS along with the Additional PCCF Mr. M.M Ngullie (Territorial), IFS, Wildlife Warden Tokaho Kinimi, IFS, and Deputy Conservator of Forests & Wildlife Warden Mr. Suman WM Sivachar, IFS from the Nagaland Forest Department. The two teams had a productive ...

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TSA-India: Slowly and Steadily winning the conservation race

(April 14, 2019) The Turtle Survival Alliance India, a close partner of WCS-India, has been doing some amazing work across the Gangetic landscape in Uttar Pradesh and has recently begun to expand activities in parts of the north-east also. WCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava who visited some of the sites with the project team was impressed with the dedication of the team and expressed a need to explore deeper ties with TSA India to foster conservation.Besides its flagship turtle conservation activitie...

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Manipal University Scholars visit WCS-India

(April 05, 2019) Bengaluru: A team of scholars from Manipal University, Dr.Shyamala Hande, Mr Ranajit Das and Ms.Mohini Gupta, visited WCS-India office and met with the team leaders and learned about some of the ongoing work. The team were introduced to some of the focal areas of conservation undertaken by the organisation. The visit saw a lot of interaction between the Manipal delegation and WCS team leaders. Then they were given an insight into camera trapping and the science involved in wildlife conserva...

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PCCF, CWW Kerala visits WCS-India Office

(March 30, 2019) Bengaluru: Principal Chief Conservator of forests and Chief Wildlife Warden, Kerala Mr. Surendrakumar visited the WCS-India office and interacted with Country Director Prakriti Srivastava and other senior staff. He was appreciative of the work done by the organisation across the spectrum of work including combatting wildlife trafficking, voluntary relocation, new initiatives around marine conservation etc and evinced interest in collaborating in some of the areas. He also promised the department...

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MoU for removing invasive species in Wayanad Sanctuary

(March 10, 2019) Wayanad: A MoU was signed between WCS-India and the Forest Development Agency - Sulthan Batheri, Kerala to support Forest Department in eradication work of the invasive plant species Senna spectabilis from the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. This will be done as per the guidelines of the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) by employing the members of the  Eco Development Committee of  Muthanga  and flood-affected families of the area. The Royal Bank of Scotland Foundation is provi...

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

(March 07, 2019) Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society, WCS-India, and Annapurna International School of Film & Media bring to you The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival On Tour: Hyderabad. The Festival will be organised on the 8th, 9th and 10th of March, 2019 at the Shiva Preview Theatre, Annapurna Studios.All the films being projected over the three days are a part of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, who is our collaborator for the content.There will be a wildlife photography exhibit from...

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Capacity Building Workshop for Jharkhand Forest Staff

(March 06, 2019)  Jharkhand: A two-day training was conducted by WCS-India at Jharkhand State Forest Training Institute, Mahilong. This training focuses on building capacity of forest officers to understand the scale of wildlife trade, impacts of wildlife trafficking, protocols to be followed during investigation, search and seizure, powers entrusted to the forest officers under India’s wildlife protection law and efforts to improve conviction rate of wildlife criminals in the state. A total of 39 fro...

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Interactive Session with M.Sc Wildlife Students

(March 06, 2019) Bengaluru: In an interaction with M.Sc students of wildlife biology and conservation, research associate Arjun Srivastava talked about the wild canid project highlighting the need for more studies and better conservation of the species. The students quizzed him on various aspects of the project structure and results.

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Tragic Demise of Mr. S Manikandan, IFS - Condolences

(March 03, 2019) Bengaluru: I, on behalf of Wildlife Conservation Society-India Program, condole the tragic demise of Mr. S Manikandan, Conservator of Forests, Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka.  Mr. S. Manikandan passed away in a shocking incident inside Nagarahole National Park when he was confronting and killed by a wild elephant while performing his duties in the D B Kuppe range.Our deepest condolences are with the bereaved family and friends of Mr. Manikandan.  Forest department personnel often ...

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