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WCS–India meets WII expert to discuss marine conservation in India

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WCS–India meets WII expert to discuss marine conservation in India
(October 19, 2019) Dr. K. Sivakumar (Scientist F, Department of Endangered Species Management, Wildlife Institute of India) met with the  WCS-India representatives, Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS (Country Director), Mr. Avik Banerjee (Project Associate), Ms. Zoya Tyabji (Project Associate), Mr. Karan Deshpande (Project Assistant) and Ms. Paromita Ray (Program Associate) at the WCS-India head office in Bangalore.Ms. Srivastava introduced WCS-India’s proposed goals slated for the Marine Conservation Program...

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WCS-India conducts 'Art of Making Conservation Work' workshop at SCCS 2019

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(October 16, 2019)  WCS-India conducted a workshop titled, "Art of Making Conservation Work" at the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) in Bangalore. The objective of the workshop was to explain the nuances and complexities of conservation science. The need for conservation advocacy and reflect on various methods of making conservation work.Praveen Bhargav, Managing Trustee of Wildlife FirstThere were presentations from Prakriti Srivastava, Addl. PCCF Rank IFS officer and Director of W...

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WCS-India conducts 'Art of Making Conservation Work' workshop at SCCS 2019

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WCS-India conducts 'Art of Making Conservation Work' workshop at SCCS 2019
(October 16, 2019) WCS-India conducted a workshop titled, "Art of Making Conservation Work" at the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) in Bangalore. The objective of the workshop was to explain the nuances and complexities of conservation science. The need for conservation advocacy and reflect on various methods of making conservation work.Praveen Bhargav, Managing Trustee of Wildlife FirstThere were presentations from Prakriti Srivastava, Addl. PCCF Rank IFS officer and Director of WCS-Ind...

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WCS-India meets the Kerala PCCF (Wildlife) & CWW, Mr Surendra Kumar, IFS

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WCS-India meets the Kerala PCCF (Wildlife) & CWW, Mr Surendra Kumar, IFS
(October 11, 2019) Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden of Kerala Forest Department, Mr. Surendra Kumar met with WCS-India team Ms Prakriti Srivastava, IFS (Country Director) along with Mr Venu Parameshwar (Finance Director), Dr Vardhan Patankar (Head, Marine Conservation Program), Mr Avik Banerjee (Project Associate), Ms Zoya Tyabji (Project Associate), Mr. Karan Deshpande (Project Assistant) and Ms Paromita Ray (Head Ecotourism), Mr Vishal Rasal (Project Associate, Ecotou...

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One in five land species part of wildlife trade

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(October 09, 2019) Researchers from the US and the UK have revealed that at least one in five land-based species on the planet is traded on the global wildlife market.In a paper published in this month’s edition of the journal Science, academics from the University of Florida and the University of Sheffield said the scale of the wildlife trade is far larger than had previously been thought, adding that they were “astounded” by what their research revealed.After studying data on more than 30,000 l...

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Marine conservation team visits FORV Sagar Sampada campaign against plastic pollution

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Marine conservation team visits FORV Sagar Sampada campaign against plastic pollution
(October 02, 2019) WCS – India’s marine conservation program team consisting of Dr. Vardhan Patankar, Head, Mr. Avik Banerjee and Ms. Zoya Tyabji, Project Associates, received an opportunity to attend a unique campaign against plastic pollution on board the Fishery Oceanographic Research Vessel (FORV), Sagar Sampada of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES).To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, the Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE) o...

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WCS – India marine team holds talks with CMLRE

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WCS – India marine team holds talks with CMLRE
(October 01, 2019) Oct 1, 2019: A delegation of the Wildlife Conservation Society – India (WCS – India) met members of the Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE) at the CMLRE headquarters in Kochi. The Head of the Marine Conservation Program, WCS – India, Dr. Vardhan Patankar and Project Associates Mr. Avik Banerjee and Ms. Zoya Tyabji held talks with Mr. M. Sudhakar, Scientist – G (Director. CMLRE) and Scientist- C, Shri Subramanian.Marine team presented the mandate of WCS ...

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Undervalued wilderness areas can cut extinction risk in half

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(September 18, 2019) Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world's extinction risk in half, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.Wilderness areas - where human impact has been absent or minimal - are dwindling. The latest maps show over 3 million square kilometres (1.15 million square miles) of wilderness destroyed since the 1990s (an area the size of India), and that less...

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Wildlife trafficking workshop held for the Wokha Forest Department

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(September 06, 2019) Participants at the workshopA two-day capacity building workshop was organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society-India with the Wokha Forest Division, Department of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Nagaland. The training focused on building capacity of 30 frontline personnel including officers from Forest & Police Department, and Dobashis (in-charge of adjudicating on customary law matters). The inaugural session was attended by Mr. Chonpenthung Ezung, SDO (Civil) HQ Wokha, Mr. ...

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A CoP18 update for India

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(September 03, 2019) Compiled by Aditi RajanNot to be assumed as a win for conservation, but as a ‘nudge’ to bring focus to threatened species, the 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) was held in Geneva (Switzerland) between 17th & 28th August 2019. Originally scheduled to take place in Colombo between 23rd May to 3rd June 2019, the convention was rescheduled to Geneva citing security concer...

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