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Earlier this month on the 8th of March, Paul Glick, Executive Director, Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST), visited Sudasari and Pokhran in Desert National Park along with WCS-India staff and officers of the Rajasthan Forest Department to gain insight into the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect the Great Indian Bustards in the region. The team […]

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A new study reveals that wild canids (wild dogs, jackals, wolves, foxes) and striped hyenas can serve as flagship species for increasing India’s conservation potential India’s focus on large carnivore conservation has mostly centered on forested national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, with tigers as a natural flagship species and a continued priority for WCS-India. However, […]

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  Angria Bank is a shallow sunken atoll situated 105 km off the coast of Maharashtra. The region supports a rich diversity of corals, algae, fish and marine megafauna, and therefore serves as an ideal site at which to initiate our efforts. This film documents the expedition carried out by the Centre for Marine Living […]

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February 19, 2020: The Namdapha Tiger Reserve of Arunachal Pradesh, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Regional Office, Guwahati, and WCS-India conducted a training module for field personnel on wildlife law enforcement and combating wildlife trafficking at the headquarters of the Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh from Feb 19 to 21. Two researchers from Wildlife Institute […]

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February 25, Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu Forest Academy (TNFA), the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and WCS-India organized a two-day workshop from February 25-26 aimed at building capacity of Forest Range Officers to detect wildlife contraband and improve investigation to ultimately facilitate higher conviction rates. As many as 28 Forest Range Officers from across the state […]

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The Great Indian Bustard has long been Critically Endangered, having disappeared from 90% of its former range in India. A Ministry of Environment report prepared by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimated a 75% reduction in population in the last 30 years. The largest remaining population is found in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. […]

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The 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) was hosted by India at Gandhinagar, Gujarat from the 15th to the 22nd of February, 2020. The theme of the meeting was ‘Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them […]

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26 February 2020, Bengaluru: Mr. Luke Warwick, Associate Director for Sharks and Rays program at WCS, New York, USA and Mr. Daniel Fernando, Co-Founder of the Blue Resources Trust in Sri Lanka, visited the WCS-India office in Bengaluru on February 26th. The day-long meeting involved Prakriti Srivastava, Director, WCS-India, and WCS-India’s Marine team briefing the visitors on the […]

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The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), a field project of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – India, organised an event titled ‘Transboundary Conservation of Threatened Freshwater Fauna’ on February 20 at CMS CoP 13. The event was aimed towards transboundary issues and revolved around ways to garner international cooperation for conservation of certain iconic and threatened species […]

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India is hosting the Thirteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CoP13 India) at Gandhinagar, Gujarat between the 15th and 22nd February 2020. The theme of this meeting is “Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home”. WCS-India is organizing four […]

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