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IFS Workshop on Voluntary Relocation in Bhadra TR, 2019: Participant's reaction - Supongnukshi

(January 08, 2020) IFS officers from across the country participated in “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) and WCS-India with the support from WildCAT-C & WildCANE from November 11th to 15th, 2019. Supongnukshi, CCF (Biodiversity & Research), Nagaland, talks about the workshop.https://youtu.be/LKt9vofflUM

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IFS Workshop on Voluntary Relocation, 2018

(January 07, 2020) IFS officers from across the country participated in “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and WCS-India from November 12th to 16th, 2018.https://youtu.be/szZ09zfCCbY

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Wildlife trafficking workshop for trainee rangers

Wildlife trafficking workshop for trainee rangers
(December 27, 2019) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India, conducted a two-day capacity building workshop to combat wildlife trafficking on 26th and 27th of December, 2019. The workshop, held at the Central Academy of Forest Education in West Bengal, was attended by 34 ranger trainees.“The workshop was for ranger trainees. By conducting a workshop at the academy, we did not only get future rangers from across the country at one place as our audience, but also grabbed the opportunity of catching them y...

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Two-day workshop to combat wildlife trafficking held in WB

Two-day workshop to combat wildlife trafficking held in WB
(December 19, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)–India, in collaboration with West Bengal Forest Department, organized a two-day workshop to combat wildlife trafficking. The workshop was held on December 17 and December 18 at the Surulia Mini Zoo, Kangsabati North Division, Purulia.The workshop began with a session by Sahila Kudalkar, project manager, Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT), WCS–India, on the introduction of wildlife trafficking and the scale of this issue, nationally and internationa...

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Wildlife Trafficking workshop held in Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary

Wildlife Trafficking workshop held in Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary
(December 15, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society-India in collaboration with the Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) conducted a two-day training programme for the officers of KFD at the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary from December 13. The workshop was held to sensitise KFD staff about wildlife laws in the country, its enforcement and the role played by them in successful combatting of wildlife trafficking. The training began with Sahila Kudalkar, program manager, Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT), WCS-India, det...

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Wildlife census begins in Amrabad Tiger Reserve

Wildlife census begins in Amrabad Tiger Reserve
(December 12, 2019) WCS-India staff setting up camera-trapTelangana Forest Department has begun its annual wildlife census in Amrabad Tiger Reserve from December 6. An area of 1,100 sq km will be covered under the census over a period of six months.For the statistics, the tiger reserve has been divided into two blocks of 550 sq km each, and the blocks are further subdivided into multiple grids of 2 sq km each. This year too, the survey will focus on both – herbivores and carnivores – populations and wil...

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Two-day workshop on wildlife trafficking in Nameri National Park

Two-day workshop on wildlife trafficking in Nameri National Park
(December 11, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - India, in collaboration with the Assam Forest Department, organized a capacity building workshop on December 9 – December 10 to combat wildlife trafficking. As many as 34 forest officials from the Nameri National Park and Pakke Tiger Reserve attended the workshop held at Nameri National Park.Participants at the workshopThe workshop began with a session by Aditi Rajan, WCS-India staff,  on the introduction of wildlife trafficking and the ...

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WCS-India organises a workshop in Tripura to combat wildlife trafficking

WCS-India organises a workshop in Tripura to combat wildlife trafficking
(December 09, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS–India) in collaboration with the Tripura Forest Department organized a two-day long capacity building workshop from December 4. As many as 65 officers and frontline staff of Tripura Forest Department, Border Security Force, Central Industry Security Forces, Railway Protection Force, Airport Authority of India-Tripura and Tripura Police attended the workshop. The training focused on the capacity building of enforcement officers to combat wildlife trafficki...

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Weavers promoting freshwater turtle conservation

Weavers promoting freshwater turtle conservation
(November 22, 2019) A new Self Help Group named “Kaso Sakhi” was formed on the 16th of November, 2019 with eight traditional women weavers from Biswanath Ghat to make special gamochas (traditional scarves) that promote freshwater turtle conservation in the area. Through a project initiated by the Wildlife Conservation Society/Turtle Survival Alliance India Program that aims to promote economic growth for local and tribal communities whilst safeguarding threatened species, this group was formed with the ...

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The Habitats Trust Grants 2019

The Habitats Trust Grants 2019
(November 18, 2019)  The Habitats Trust announced the winners of The Second Habitats Trust Grants of up to 84 lakhs this week to four initiatives - Strategic Partnership, Lesser-known Habitats, Lesser-known Species and Conservation Hero Grants.WCS-India is pleased to be one of the finalists in the Strategic Partnership Grant Category.WCS-India would like to congratulate all the winners; Aaranyak, Coastal Impact, The Metastring Foundation, and Neethi Mahesh who are working towards lesser-known species and habit...

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