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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 NewsletterApril 2021News Scan (1-30 April)Odisha: Leopard skin seized, two arrested in Khordha | 3 April 2021A 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 moreTeak wood seized in Rayagada | 3 April 2021Padampur forest range personnel seized teak wood logs near a temple at Khamapadara in Rayagada district.Read moreCountry-made firearms, wildlife...

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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 NewsletterMarch 2021News Scan (1-31 March)Elusive tigress with snare on neck finally captured from Bandipur's Gundre range | 1 March 2021The 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 on its neck in Kerala. After two failed attempts to capture it, the tigress had given the...

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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 NewsletterFebruary 2021  News Scan (1-28 February)Redsanders logs seized | 2 February 2021The 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 moreNine fined ₹9.25 lakh for poaching deer | 2 February 2021Forest Department officials slapped a fine of ₹9.25 lakh on nine persons for poaching sambar deer...

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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 NewsletterJanuary 2021 News Scan (January 1-31)Digapahandi forest officials seize 175 kg of tension, deer hide from auto-rickshaw | 1 January 2021Forest 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 moreThree poachers held in Bhitarkanika | 3 January 2021Forest officials are on high alert in Bhitarkanika National Park and its neighbouring areas to thwart ...

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Daasi wins ‘Raita Ratna’ award

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Daasi wins ‘Raita Ratna’ award
(February 16, 2021) Daasi, a voluntarily relocated woman of the Sollepura Relocation Centre, is an independent farmer who has been involved in sustainable agriculture for nearly a decade-and-a-half now. Apart from the three-acre land she received as a part of the government sponsored voluntary relocation scheme, she has taken two more acres on lease to grow mushrooms, coconut, areca and cardamom among other things. We are grateful for the generous support of Larsen & Toubro Infotech Lim...

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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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