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(November 16, 2018) Participants at the trainingAt the MC Halli community hallVisit to Hebbe anti-poaching campParticipants at the Basur-Kaval grassland
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Presentations and Discussions

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(November 16, 2018) Nov 13, 2018: The ‘Compulsory training course on voluntary resettlement of villages for Tiger reserves’ for IFS officers organised by WCS-India and the MoEFCC began with a classroom session for half a day where key players in the Bhadra voluntary relocation  addressed the audience and shared their experiences.Shreedev H, who conducted the sessions, briefly gave an introduction into the Bhadra landscape and the need for relocation. He then introduced the speakers.The presentation...

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Field Visits

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(November 16, 2018) Leopard sighting during morning jungle safari at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary © Pradeep HegdeAs part of the training for IFS officers, the participants were taken around the Bhadra landscape to understand the conservation context of the relocation. They went around the Lakkavalli range of Bhadra Tiger Reserve to see some of the flora and fauna in the landscape. Elephants, gaurs, sambar, cheetal, leopard, muntjac, flying squirrel, langur and mongoose were sighted while Crested serpent eagle, In...

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Valedictory

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(November 16, 2018) Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India thanking the participants at the 'One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation for Tiger Reserves'.IFS officers received the participation certificate at the valedictory of the training programme. Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director WCS-India, while thanking the officers made a special mention of PK Sen, IFS (R) Former Director - Project Tiger, and Rajesh Gopal, IFS (R) Secretary General, Global Tiger Forum expressing gratitude for their...

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Feedback

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(November 16, 2018) Participants at the training were full of praise for the way the workshop was structured and carried out in a planned manner. From “laudable” to “best structured training in three decades of my career” the feedback on the training program was positive. The field visits that gave a complete picture of the relocation and a direct evidence were appreciated, with many of the officers opining that it was a more effective way of training compared to the traditional classroom le...

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KFD recognition for WCS-India staff Lokesh

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(November 14, 2018) Nagarahole: The Karnataka Forest Department has honoured WCS-India staff Lokesh K S by giving him a Certificate of Appreciation for his exemplary work in co-operating with the department to rehabilitate more than 100 tribal families from Kallala Wildlife Range of Rajeev Gandhi National Park (Nagarahole) to Masthigudi in HD Kote. His role in building a good relationship between the department and the forest dwellers was acknowledged, besides working with the staff in protection of the forest and ...

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Training for WCS Field Staff

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(October 17, 2018) Bangalore: This is no rocket science but the rigours of wildlife science methodology are no less. This was evident during the three-day training session on ‘Animal Population Monitoring’ conducted for WCS-India field staff at the office premises in Bangalore.The training for a dozen staff from Bangalore and Hyderabad was conducted by WCS researchers Devcharan and Killi. They were taken through the basics of population monitoring with specific focus on line transect surveys, capture-r...

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MSc Dissertation Defense

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(October 13, 2018) Bengaluru: The public defense of thesis of the graduating cohort (2016-18) of MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation Program took place on 12th and 13th of October at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore.Following topics were presented:Distribution and abundance of two sympatric species of ungulates in the Tost, Tosonbumba Nature Reserve, Mongolia by Chagsaaldulam OdonjavkhlanConserving river dolphins in a changing soundscape: acoustic and behavioural responses of Ga...

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Wildlife Week Contest Winners

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(October 09, 2018) A big thanks to all of you who participated in our contest. We salute your concern and interest for wildlife conservation and wish you all the best. All the entries are praise-worthy and highlight various challenges facing wildlife conservation in the country. From roadkill to development pressures, conflict to poaching, the images and stories capture the problems facing wildlife. However, based on certain criteria our panel has picked three most 'telling' entries, in both sections.Her...

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Wildlife Week Contest Winners

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(October 09, 2018) A big thanks to all of you who participated in our contest. We salute your concern and interest for wildlife conservation and wish you all the best. All the entries are praise-worthy and highlight various challenges facing wildlife conservation in the country. From roadkill to development pressures, conflict to poaching, the images and stories capture the problems facing wildlife. However, based on certain criteria our panel has picked three most 'telling' entries, in both sections.Her...

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