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WCS-India Staff Wins Young Woman Ornithologist Award

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(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

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(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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Pregnant Dolphin rescued from canal

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(January 10, 2019) Amethi: The TSA/WCS-India and Forest Department, Uttar Pradesh successfully rescued a nearly 9 foot pregnant female Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) on Thursday from Sharda Sahayak canal in Amethi district after four days (and nights) onerous operation. This is the 15th successful rescue in five years.Caught in a canal, the female gave the team a good chase up and down over four days covering nearly 100km. Nicknamed 'Maharani' (Queen) by the team, she was finally caught late afternoon and...

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Mobs wound forest staff and tiger habitat

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(January 10, 2019) In an unfortunate incident at Melghat Tiger Reserve where many Government department staff were grievously wounded and prime tiger habitat set fire to by an angry mob, it was the timely support from the police department and district administration that helped prevent further damage.On the 15th of January 2019, around 300-500 villagers who had voluntarily resettled outside Melghat during 2011-12 and 2014-15 entered the core area of the tiger reserve at Kelpani illegally, demanding additional com...

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Businesswoman contributes ten lakh towards voluntary relocation

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(December 26, 2018) Anju, a businesswoman and wildlife conservationist at heart, has contributed Rs 10 lakh to WCS-India towards voluntary relocation of people from Protected Areas. Anju said, "When I came to know of the noble cause of working for voluntary relocation and conservation being done by WCS-India, I was eager to be a part of it as it resonated with my prayer, to leave no one behind, as we progress ahead."Welcoming the generous donation, Prakriti Srivastava said, “I am grateful to Anju, for her sig...

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Training for RFO Trainees on Wildlife Population Estimation

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(December 21, 2018) Bengaluru: A training program for RFO (Range Forest Officer) trainees from Forest Training Institute and Rangers College, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh on Wildlife Population Estimation was held at WCS-India headquarters in Bengaluru. Thirty-one trainees and two training staff participated in this two-day-long training program conducted by WCS-India Scientists Dr. Devcharan Jathana and Killivalavan R.The participants gather outside the WCS-India office premises.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking Workshop in Telangana

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(December 19, 2018) Dulapally: WCS-India in collaboration with the Telangana Forest Department conducted a workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking. There were around 60 field officers of ranks - FRO (Forest Range Officers), FSO (Forest Section officers) and Dy ROs from across Telangana state who participated in the workshop. The event was held at Telangana State Forest Academy in Dulapally.(Left to Right) Sahila Kudalkar, Imran Siddiqui, Dr. Kota Tirupataiah, PK Jha, Praveen Bhargav, Mridula Vijairaghavan, Mr. M...

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Release of turtle hatchlings

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(December 19, 2018) Chambal, Dec 19: The TSA/WCS India Turtle Conservation Project Team is currently experiencing ‘empty nest syndrome’ after releasing 100 Red Crowned Roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga) hatchlings into the Chambal River Sanctuary as part of an annual conservation project.w82The endangered red-crowned roof turtle hatchlingOnce widespread across the Gangetic river system, this Critically Endangered species is now restricted to an ever decreasing population found in the Chambal river. To supp...

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Release of turtle hatchlings

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(December 19, 2018) Chambal: The TSA/WCS India Turtle Conservation Project Team is currently experiencing ‘empty nest syndrome’ after releasing 100 Red Crowned Roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga) hatchlings into the Chambal River Sanctuary as part of an annual conservation project.The endangered red-crowned roof turtle hatchlingOnce widespread across the Gangetic river system, this Critically Endangered species is now restricted to an ever decreasing population found in the Chambal river. To supplement wild...

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Tribal woman wins 'Super Farmer' award

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(December 13, 2018) Mysuru: Daasi, a relocated tribal woman, living at the Sollepura resettlement centre in HD Kote taluk, was honoured by the leading Kannada newspaper Vijaya Karnataka with the 'VK Superstar Farmer' award for her achievements. The award was given at a function held in Mysore last week in the presence of dignitaries like Sri Trinetra Mahanta Shivayogi Swamiji and others.The HD Kote Agriculture Department also recognised her for her work and awarded her last month.Daasi, wife of late Appu reloc...

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