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WCS India staff awarded PhD from Mysore University

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(July 04, 2018) Jayanand Derekar © WCS India ArchivesBengaluru: WCS India Staff Jayanand Hambir Darekar has been awarded doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Mysore. His thesis was on "Sociological Insights into People's Participation in Forestry Programmes: A Study in Uttara Kannada District." He was guided by Dr. R Indira in his work.WCS India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava congratulates Jayanand on behalf of the organization and in her personal capacity for his meritoriou...

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WCS-India Signs MoU with BSF

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(June 22, 2018) New Delhi: WCS-India signed an MoU with BSF for combating wildlife trafficking along India’s borders. The organisation will partner with BSF to detect illegal trade of wildlife products and parts across transnational borders through inter-agency training and capacity building.Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India addressing BSF officersCommandant Shekhar Gupta on the dais while Prakriti Srivastava and Inspector General Sandeep Salunkhe, IPS signing the memorandum of understandin...

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WCS India Program staff honoured by the ZEISS Group and the Rotary Club

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(April 20, 2018) Bengaluru: Two of WCS India Program staff were honoured by the Zeiss Group, New Delhi and the Rotary Club, Mysuru East.Narasimha ChapakandaThe Zeiss group, Global technology leader, operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics, awarded Mr Narasimha Chapakanda on 23rd March, 2018 with its prestigious 'ZEISS Wildlife Conservation Awards 2018' recognising his valuable contribution to wildlife conservation in India . Mr Narasimha has been working with WCS India Program since 2004,...

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WCS India Program congratulates Professor K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, GoI

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(March 29, 2018) Bengaluru: On behalf of Wildlife Conservation Society–India Program, I am pleased to send across my heartiest congratulations to Professor K VijayRaghavan for being appointed as Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India. The office of the PSA is a scientific body that the government relies on for advice on matters relating to science. It also acts as the interface between scientific institutions and the government.One of India’s finest bio...

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The Smoking Elephant

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(March 23, 2018) Bengaluru: We are excited to share with you a rare video shot by Mr Vinay Kumar, Assistant Director at WCS India, which captures a wild Asian Elephant exhibiting incredibly unusual behaviour – seemingly ingesting charcoal and blowing out the ashes! The following video was taken while he, his colleague Mr Srikanth Rao and our field staff were checking in on our installed camera-traps in the park as a part of WCS India’s long term monitoring of tiger and prey populations in Nagarahole ...

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Transition of WCS India Program Country Director from Dr Ullas Karanth to Ms Prakriti Srivastava, IFS

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(February 14, 2018) Bengaluru: On behalf of Wildlife Conservation Society – India Program, we are pleased to announce the transition of the WCS-India Program’s Country Director from Dr K Ullas Karanth to Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, Indian Forest Service.The Wildlife Conservation Society’s India Program was founded by Dr K Ullas Karanth. For nearly 30 years, WCS – India Program mission has combined cutting-edge research on tigers and other wildlife, with national capacit...

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