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MoU with Telangana Forest Department

(February 25, 2019) Mr Kota Thirupathaiah (Retired APCCF, Telangana Forest Academy), Mr P.K. Jha (PCCF & HOFF, Telangana), Mr Munindra (APCCF - Wildlife, Telangana) with Prakriti Srivastava, WCS-India Country Director and WCS-India team.Hyderabad: WCS-India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Telangana Forest Department to conduct capacity building workshops for combatting wildlife trafficking in the State. Together, we hope to further equip the Forest Department and support them in tackling...

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Talks held with Rajasthan Forest Department on ways to conserve GIB

(February 22, 2019) Experts who met to discuss ways to conserve the Great Indian Bustard and its habitat. © H S Sathya Chandra SagarCountry Director of WCS-India, Prakriti Srivastava met Mr. C.S. Ratnasamy IFS (PCCF and HoFF), Mr. Arindam Tomar IFS (CWW), Dr. G.V. Reddy IFS (PCCF TREE) and Mr. Arijit Banerjee IFS (APCCF Forest Protection), all senior officials of Rajasthan Forest Department, to reaffirm the immediate need to save the Great Indian Bustard and its habitat in Rajasthan. She was accompanied by int...

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International experts visit Desert National Park

(February 21, 2019) WCS-India and Rajasthan Forest department facilitated a visit of international experts to assess the habitat status, consider existing conservation efforts and identify immediate interventions with the goal to help recover the population of the Great Indian Bustard in the state. The experts are Dr. Nigel Collar (chairperson of IUCN Bustard Expert committee) and Dr. Paul Donald from Birdlife International. Accompanying them are WCS-India's country director Prakriti Srivastava and other staff memb...

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Field visit to Amrabad Tiger Reserve

(February 15, 2019) Hyderabad: The M.Sc students of Wildlife Biology and Conservation from NCBS recently visited the Amrabad Tiger Reserve in Telangana as part of field studies. They learnt about the ecology of the landscape from research scholars Sachin Sridhara and Shashank Ongole. How trees adapt to the heat, the various possible techniques, methods to calculate carbon absorption in a plot of trees, seed dispersal by birds and ungulates, and so on were some topics of discussion.The students also learnt to identi...

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Dev Prakash Bankhwal joins WCS-India

(February 08, 2019) Mr. Dev Prakash Bankhwal, IFS (Retd), who was till January 2019, the PCCF (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden, Assam, joined WCS-India to lead our program on Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) in North-East India. This is a new and extremely important project for WCS-India and has the potential for significant impact in terms of understanding and addressing illegal wildlife trade in India.We welcome Mr. Bankhwal into the WCS-India family. 

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Kaadumane Gets Best Wildlife Stay Award

(February 04, 2019) New Delhi: Kaadumane Homestay, near Joida in Karnataka has romped home as the Best Wildlife Stay, winning the gold under Outlook’s Responsible Tourism Initiative for the Year 2019.Narasimha Bhat (right) receiving the Outlook Responsible tourism award from Belinda Wright.The three-acre wilderness “hideaway” attracts deer, gliding frogs, flying squirrels and 65 species of birds. Started in 2007, it is home to 109 species of fruit trees, 19 species of citrus, 46 species ...

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Super Farmer' meets CM

(January 26, 2019) Bangalore: At a function organised by the Kannada daily Vijaya Karnataka in Bangalore on Republic Day, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy who was appraised of the needs for relocated tribals promised to provide the support needed by them.WCS Staff H L Govindappa mediated an interaction between the Chief Minister and Dasi, a relocated tribe from Sollepura center, Nagarahole. Dasi was one of the progressive farmers selected by the daily to be awarded as a Super Farmer for her achievements.Govindappa told ...

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Wildlife Trafficking Workshop at Amrabad Tiger Reserve

(January 22, 2019) Mridula Vijairaghavan, Legal Advisor - WCS India, talking to Forest Range Officers and Deputy Forest Range Officers of Telangana State Forest Department about Wildlife Crime InvestigationMannanur: Forest Range Officers and Deputy Forest Range Officers of Telangana State Forest Department working in and around Amrabad Tiger Reserve participated in the Combating Wildlife Trafficking Workshop organized by WCS-India on 22-23rd January 2019. The workshop was held in the Environmental Education Center...

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WCS-India Staff Wins Young Woman Ornithologist Award

(January 13, 2019) Pooja Pawar, a postgraduate of the Wildlife Biology & Conservation program at the Wildlife Conservation Society-India and National Centre for Biological Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2018 - Late Wing. Cdr C.M. Chaoji (Retd.) award for Young Woman Ornithologist.She has been studying hornbill ecology in the Anamalai Hills with the inclination towards conservation of hornbills outside protected areas. Her work has spanned across rainforests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and this young l...

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Human-Wildlife Interactions: Rural insights show the way

(January 10, 2019) Dhee addressing the audienceBangalore: Whether it be the folklore of Himachal Pradesh where locals believe that the leopard guides people to their homes, or in Sumatra where the tiger takes on that role, these lores and beliefs play an important role in people accepting wildlife and co-existing with them. The curiosity and willingness to learn as well as an empathy with the animal, often believed to be an ancestor, and vested with a sense of self, is something that allows for peaceful cohabiting...

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