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Annual Photography Contest - 2021

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Annual Photography Contest - 2021
(August 23, 2021) To commemorate World Photography Day on 19 August 2021, our Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme held its Annual Photography Contest for all their trainee officers. Officers from different enforcement agencies across the country sent us their photographs.We had four categories to choose from based on the pictures received. They are: Best Wildlife Photograph 2021, Best Mobile-Camera Wildlife Photograph, Perfect Timing Photograph and Best Wildlife Macro Photograph.Below are the winners...

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Journalism to counter wildlife crime

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Journalism to counter wildlife crime
(August 20, 2021) Today, we conducted a webinar on how effective journalism can help counter wildlife crime. Guest speakers Dr Ravikiran Govekar, CCF and Field Director, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra and Sahana Ghosh, Science Journalist, Contributing Editor, Mongabay-India, shared their experiences with different aspects of illegal wildlife trade. Uttara Mendiratta, Expert - Counter Wildlife Trafficking and Aristo Mendis, Lead Analyst at the Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme of WCS-India spoke about ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)
(August 06, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter July 2021   Wildlife Trade Trivia       Illegal Wildlife Trade in July 2021         News Scan (July 1 -31)   Two smugglers arrested in Dibrugarh, rhino horn, tusk & heroin recovered | 1 July 2021         The police arrested two smugglers from the Panchali area in Assam’s Dibrugarh town and seized one suspecte...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)
(July 09, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter June 2021   Wildlife Trade Trivia     In Focus In this section, we feature achievements by law enforcement officers we engage with. Any story featured here is done so with permission from the officer who reported it.        Along with detecting Illegal Wildlife Trade at India's borders, the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB), is entrusted with a wide range of activities to secure...

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वाघोबावरील अभ्यासावर प्रसिद्धीपत्रक वारली अणि त्यांचा वाघोबा

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वाघोबावरील अभ्यासावर प्रसिद्धीपत्रक वारली अणि त्यांचा वाघोबा
(June 25, 2021) भाषांतर: परीक्षित सूर्यवंशीजगभरातील अनेक मानवी समाजांत मानव-वन्यजीव सह-अस्तित्त्वाला मोठा इतिहास आहे. भूप्रदेश आणि नैसर्गिक संसाधनांच्या एकत्रित वापरातून त्यांच्यात एक गुंतागुंतीचे, मजबूत आणि दीर्घकालीन असे नाते निर्माण झाले आहे. महाराष्ट्राच्या वारली या आदीवासी समुदायात हे नाते वाघोबा या व्याघ्र देवाच्या रूपाने प्रकटले आहे. वाघ आणि बिबट्या अशा दोघांचे रूप असलेल्या वाघोबाची पूजा ही मुख्यत्वे या दोन मोठ्या मार्जारवर्गीय प्राण्यांपासून संरक्षणासाठी केली जाते. “शेअरिंग स्पॅसेस अँड एंटेंगलमेंट...

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The Warli and their Waghoba

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The Warli and their Waghoba
(June 25, 2021) Long histories of sharing space and resources have built complex, robust, and enduring relationships between humans and wildlife in many communities across the world. Among the Indigenous Warli of Maharashtra, such relationships manifest in the institution of Waghoba, the big cat deity. A form of both, the tiger and leopard, Waghoba is worshipped primarily for protection from these big cats. Researchers documented 150 shrines dedicated to Waghoba in their study titled "Sharing Spaces and Entangl...

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Make every word tell: Dr. Shankar Raman

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Make every word tell: Dr. Shankar Raman
(June 24, 2021)   When the first slide of a presentation says, ‘A few highly opinionated tips for much better writing’, you know it is a talk you want to listen to attentively.       Earlier this week, we were delighted to have Dr. T. R. Shankar Raman from the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) with us for a guest talk on writing. This was organised for all our project staff to help them with popular writing or scientific publications.     ...

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In Memory of Sathish Joshi

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In Memory of Sathish Joshi
(June 14, 2021) It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of a valued colleague, Mr. Sathish Joshi. He was our Administration Manager and his presence will be greatly missed. He was always cheerful, curious and willing to help anyway he could. He was a true joy to work with and we will never forget the warmth his smile brought to the office each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time.

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (May 2021)
(June 10, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter May 2021     In Focus       Adding on to the list of initiatives taken towards wildlife conservation, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has started the "Air Gun Surrender Abhiyan" initiative, where local communities are asked to surrender their air guns used for hunting, in exchange for other benefits.      The objective behind this initiative is to create awareness w...

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In Memory of Parigi Vedavyas

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In Memory of Parigi Vedavyas
(May 29, 2021) It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of a valued colleague, Mr. Parigi Vedavyasa. He was an important part of the Finance team and will be greatly missed. He was a true joy to work with and we will never forget the warmth his smile brought to the office each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time.

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