News

WCS-India team visits Eaglenest Sanctuary

(April 24, 2019) L to R: Dr. Umesh Srinivasan, Mr. Millo Tasser, IFS, WCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava ᠌and Ms. Sahila KudalkarWCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava along with Sahila Kudalkar (Program Manager, Combating Wildlife Trafficking) visited Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary and the neighbouring Singchum Community Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh from 19th-22nd April 2019. Dr. Umesh Srinivasan, WCS-India, who has played a crucial role in getting the community together and forming the commun...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From WCS-India


Film Screening: Wilderness Rekindled

(April 23, 2019) Bangalore: A film screening was held at WCS-India head office in Bangalore. The film, Wilderness Rekindled: Partnering Nagaland's Conservation Movement is made by WCS-India staff Pragyan Sharma and it showcases the work done by the team led by WCS-India scientists Dr. Varun Goswami and Dr. Divya Vasudev.The film, based on a project that started over three years ago, is a journey of how science and community engagement is informing conservation in Nagaland, hand-in-hand with its pe...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From WCS-India


WCS-India team holds talks with BSF Commandant

(April 17, 2019) The WCS-India team led by Country Director Prakriti Srivastava, IFS met with Mr. Suresh Kumar, Commandant (Training and Establishment), Border Security Force, Guwahati along with the rest of the Combating Wildlife Trafficking team members Ms. Sahila Kudalkar and Mr. Arijit Ghosh. Mr. Kumar and Ms. Srivastava discussed ways to build capacity by training BSF personnel to detect wildlife crime and identify commonly trafficked wildlife species, parts and products.WCS-India plans to take the BSF-WCS ...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From WCS-India


WCS-India team meets Nagaland FD

(April 16, 2019) The WCS-India team led by Country Director Prakriti Srivastava, IFS along with Program Manager, Combating Wildlife Trafficking Ms. Sahila Kudalkar and Research Associate Mr. Aristo Mendis met with the Chief Wildlife Warden Mr. S.P. Tripathi, IFS along with the Additional PCCF Mr. M.M Ngullie (Territorial), IFS, Wildlife Warden Tokaho Kinimi, IFS, and Deputy Conservator of Forests & Wildlife Warden Mr. Suman WM Sivachar, IFS from the Nagaland Forest Department. The two teams had a productive ...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From WCS-India


TSA-India: Slowly and Steadily winning the conservation race

(April 14, 2019) The Turtle Survival Alliance India, a close partner of WCS-India, has been doing some amazing work across the Gangetic landscape in Uttar Pradesh and has recently begun to expand activities in parts of the north-east also. WCS-India Country Director Prakriti Srivastava who visited some of the sites with the project team was impressed with the dedication of the team and expressed a need to explore deeper ties with TSA India to foster conservation.Besides its flagship turtle conservation activitie...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From WCS-India


Efficient genotyping from poor quality samples empowers conservation

(April 10, 2019) April 10, 2019: The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from rare and elusive animals. Now, researchers at Stanford and the National Centre for Biological Sciences at India's Tata Institute of Fundamental Research have developed a method for extracting genetic clues quickly and cheaply from degraded and left-behind materials, such as faeces, skin or...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From the Field


Asian elephants set to lose almost half of their present habitat

(April 05, 2019) India harbours approximately half of the total population of the endangered wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). They need large areas for survival and are considered as “umbrella species” as their conservation also protects other species that occupy that same habitat. However, like many other animals, elephants are also facing the heat of a changing climate, and are a victim of habitat loss. In a recent study, an international team of researchers from India, Spain,...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From the Field


KNP neutral in its 'carbon book-keeping'

(April 05, 2019) Mongabay reports: According to research carried out as part of the ‘Metflux India’ project by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, the forest ecosystem shows a see-saw effect: it fluctuates from being a carbon source to sink during the course of the year with the change in seasons.A forest is considered to be a carbon sink if it absorbs more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases. Plants sponge-off carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for photosynth...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From the Field


Manipal University Scholars visit WCS-India

(April 05, 2019) Bengaluru: A team of scholars from Manipal University, Dr.Shyamala Hande, Mr Ranajit Das and Ms.Mohini Gupta, visited WCS-India office and met with the team leaders and learned about some of the ongoing work. The team were introduced to some of the focal areas of conservation undertaken by the organisation. The visit saw a lot of interaction between the Manipal delegation and WCS team leaders. Then they were given an insight into camera trapping and the science involved in wildlife conserva...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From WCS-India


PCCF, CWW Kerala visits WCS-India Office

(March 30, 2019) Bengaluru: Principal Chief Conservator of forests and Chief Wildlife Warden, Kerala Mr. Surendrakumar visited the WCS-India office and interacted with Country Director Prakriti Srivastava and other senior staff. He was appreciative of the work done by the organisation across the spectrum of work including combatting wildlife trafficking, voluntary relocation, new initiatives around marine conservation etc and evinced interest in collaborating in some of the areas. He also promised the department...

READ THE STORY

Posted in: From WCS-India


Page 8 of 15First   Previous   3  4  5  6  7  [8]  9  10  11  12  Next   Last   

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Youtube

Linkedin

© 2020 Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS, the "W" logo, WE STAND FOR WILDLIFE, I STAND FOR WILDLIFE, and STAND FOR WILDLIFE are service marks of Wildlife Conservation Society.

Contact Information
Address: 551, 7th Main Road Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, 2nd Phase Bengaluru - 560097 Karnataka, India https://g.page/WCS-India?share | 080-2973-7455