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World Turtle Day 2021

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World Turtle Day 2021
(May 26, 2021) Freshwater turtles and tortoises are among the threatened taxa facing extreme survival challenges in terms of habitat destruction, illegal trade, targeted hunting for meat and eggs, and various other anthropogenic activities. India harbours 24 species of freshwater turtles and five species of tortoises where most of the turtles are protected under various schedules of Wildlife Protection Act 1972. However, there exists a lack of awareness and knowledge about these charismatic species, their dist...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (April 2021)
(May 05, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter April 2021         News Scan (1-30 April)       Odisha: Leopard skin seized, two arrested in Khordha | 3 April 2021   A Crime Branch Special Task Force (STF) arrested two persons for illegal possession of leopard skin in Bolagarh during a raid conducted in Khordha district of Odisha. Read more   Teak wood seized in Rayagada | 3 April 2021   ...

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Webinar for lawyers: Legal documentation for wildlife crime cases

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(May 03, 2021) We all know that India is a mega-diverse nation that witnesses rampant illegal wildlife trade. Over the past few years, we at WCS-India have worked closely with forest departments and other agencies that are trying to curb this menace. These agencies benefit greatly from legal advice and guidance given to them by lawyers like you!Our legal team is hosting a webinar, the second in its series, exploring the nuances of legal documentation under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. If you want to l...

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A big thank you to all of the lawyers

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A big thank you to all of the lawyers
(April 21, 2021) A big thank you to all of the lawyers who have generously volunteered their time and efforts to help our Counter Wildlife Trafficking team! Your assistance and technical expertise have been invaluable to us, and we hope to keep working with, and learning from all of you.

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2021)
(April 14, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter March 2021       News Scan (1-31 March)     Elusive tigress with snare on neck finally captured from Bandipur's Gundre range | 1 March 2021   The tigress with a snare around its neck, which had kept the forest officials in Karnataka and Kerala on high alert, was captured by the forest staffers in Gundre range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR). The tigress was first sighted with a snare...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2021)
(March 08, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter February 2021        News Scan (1-28 February)   Redsanders logs seized | 2 February 2021   The Andhra Pradesh State Redsanders Anti-smuggling Task Force teams seized redsanders logs  and three cars, and nabbed six persons after a long chase from Chandragiri near Tirupati to Kolar in Karnataka. Read more   Nine fined ₹9.25 lakh for poaching deer | 2 February 2...

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Capacity Building of Grassroot Volunteers for Conservation in Great Indian Bustard Landscape in Jaisalmer

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Capacity Building of Grassroot Volunteers for Conservation in Great Indian Bustard Landscape in Jaisalmer
(February 18, 2021) Sumer Singh Bhatti, resident of village Sawanta near Rasla in Pokhran tehsil is an avid bird-lover and wildlife enthusiast. Being a herder by profession, he has been a major voice for the plight of wildlife being affected from the power distribution lines of solar and windmills set up in the middle of an important GIB landscape outside the Desert National Park Sanctuary (DNP) in Jaisalmer. The grasslands between Devikot, Sawanta, Rasla, Madasar, Sankada, Jaimla and many others used to be a ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2021)
(February 17, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter January 2021         News Scan (January 1-31)   Digapahandi forest officials seize 175 kg of tension, deer hide from auto-rickshaw | 1 January 2021   Forest officials of Digapahandi division have arrested the owner of an auto-rickshaw after venison weighing 175 kg and its hide was found inside the vehicle. Read more       Three poachers held in Bhitarkanika ...

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Workshop on food and dry-waste management and reuse in tourism establishments at Sam

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Workshop on food and dry-waste management and reuse in tourism establishments at Sam
(January 20, 2021) By Anil KumarGolden city, Jaisalmer, is frequented by tourists every year for the magnificence of the Thar Desert landscape, and their needs are catered by the hospitality industry which has well laid out chains from budget to ultra-luxury hotels, resorts and camps. Sam Sand Dunes are a major attraction for lakhs of national and international tourists, and due to such a large influx of tourists, there is plenty of garbage and food-waste generated in the region which are detrimental to the wildli...

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Livestock management and fodder development training for villagers around Desert National Park, Jaisalmer

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Livestock management and fodder development training for villagers around Desert National Park, Jaisalmer
(January 18, 2021) By Anil KumarWe, under our great Indian bustard (GIB) conservation project, are working in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, for the conservation of the species by making the local communities partners in our efforts. Both the bird and the livelihood of the rural populations in Jaisalmer are primarily dependent on grasslands for pastoralism, for their survival. While traditionally the grasslands or ‘Gochars’ were protected and considered to be the common property, with changing times an...

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