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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 […]

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14 November 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 […]

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November 11, 2019: The IFS officers training course “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” was conducted in Bhadra Tiger Reserve landscape from 11th to 15th November, 2019. The workshop is being organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), WCS-India, and supported by WildCANE and WildCAT-C. Twenty-one IFS officers from […]

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November 9, 2019: WCS-India staff volunteered at an urban planting event hosted by one of our collaborators on Saturday. Tree planting in cities creates green spaces that are recreational and beneficial to the well-being of city dwellers. When such plantation efforts carefully select native tree species, ensure aftercare for the survival of these trees, and […]

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8th November 2019: Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India was invited as a speaker at the Annual Summit on Anti-Money Laundering organized by Fintelekt to draw the attention of the financial sector towards the close links between wildlife trafficking and money laundering. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 lists wildlife trade as a predicate offence, […]

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5th November 2019: Following productive discussions with Dr. Rohan Arthur (Founding Trustee, Senior Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation) and Dr. Teresa Alcoverro (Adjunct Faculty, Nature Conservation Foundation) on the 31st of July, 2019, WCS-India signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Oceans and Coasts Program of the Nature Conservation Foundation (OCP-NCF). The purpose of the […]

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Big cat biologist Dr. Luke Hunter, the Executive Director of the Big Cats Program at Wildlife Conservation Society visited Nagarahole, Bandipur, and Wayanad during his visit to India. Further, Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, Director WCS-India, and WCS-India staff briefed him on the current projects and the importance of consolidating habitats in the Western and Eastern Ghats through […]

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October 31 2019: Following fruitful discussions with Dr. Sivakumar (Scientist F, Department of Endangered Species Management, Wildlife Institute of India) on the 19th of October 2019, WCS-India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). The purpose of the MoU is to facilitate collaborative work between WCS-India and WII to […]

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October 25, 2018: Big cat biologist and the Executive Director, Big Cats Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Luke Hunter met with Daasi, the “Super Farmer” and Basappa at the WCS-India head office in Bangalore. Daasi and Basappa were the beneficiaries who relocated from Nagarahole National Park, over 10 years ago. Daasi also got to […]

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The second module of the training workshop regarding Capacity-Building of Officers and Staff of Kerala Forest Department Involved in Wildlife Monitoring in Collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society – India was held at the WCS-India Bengaluru office on 21, 22 and 23 of October 2019.     Seven Wildlife Assistants (from Munnar Wildlife Division, Wayanad WLS, […]

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