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Feb 2019: Mr. Dev Prakash Bankhwal, IFS (Retd), who was till January 2019, the PCCF (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden, Assam, joined WCS-India to lead our program on Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) in North-East India. This is a new and extremely important project for WCS-India and has the potential for significant impact in terms of understanding and addressing illegal […]

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Jan 22, Mannanur: Forest Range Officers and Deputy Forest Range Officers of Telangana State Forest Department working in and around Amrabad Tiger Reserve participated in the Combating Wildlife Trafficking Workshop organized by WCS-India on 22-23rd January 2019. The workshop was held in the Environmental Education Center at Amrabad Tiger Reserve. Mr. Munindra, (APCCF, Administration and […]

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Jan 26, Bangalore: At a function organised by the Kannada daily Vijaya Karnataka in Bangalore on Republic Day, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy who was appraised of the needs for relocated tribals promised to provide the support needed by them. WCS Staff H L Govindappa mediated an interaction between the Chief Minister and Dasi, a relocated tribe […]

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Pooja Pawar, a postgraduate of the Wildlife Biology & Conservation program at the Wildlife Conservation Society-India and National Centre for Biological Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2018 – Late Wing. Cdr C.M. Chaoji (Retd.) award for Young Woman Ornithologist. She has been studying hornbill ecology in the Anamalai Hills with the inclination towards conservation […]

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Amethi, 10 Jan 2019: The TSA/WCS-India and Forest Department, Uttar Pradesh successfully rescued a nearly 9 foot pregnant female Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) on Thursday from Sharda Sahayak canal in Amethi district after four days (and nights) onerous operation. This is the 15th successful rescue in five years. Caught in a canal, the female gave […]

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Bangalore, Jan 10, 2019: Whether it be the folklore of Himachal Pradesh where locals believe that the leopard guides people to their homes, or in Sumatra where the tiger takes on that role, these lores and beliefs play an important role in people accepting wildlife and co-existing with them. The curiosity and willingness to learn […]

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Anju, a businesswoman and wildlife conservationist at heart, has contributed Rs 10 lakh to WCS-India towards voluntary relocation of people from Protected Areas. Anju said, “When I came to know of the noble cause of working for voluntary relocation and conservation being done by WCS-India, I was eager to be a part of it as […]

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Chambal, Dec 19: The TSA/WCS India Turtle Conservation Project Team is currently experiencing ‘empty nest syndrome’ after releasing 100 Red Crowned Roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga) hatchlings into the Chambal River Sanctuary as part of an annual conservation project. Once widespread across the Gangetic river system, this Critically Endangered species is now restricted to an ever […]

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20-21 December 2018, Bengaluru: A training program for RFO (Range Forest Officer) trainees from Forest Training Institute and Rangers College, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh on Wildlife Population Estimation was held at WCS-India headquarters in Bengaluru. Thirty-one trainees and two training staff participated in this two-day-long training program conducted by WCS-India Scientists Dr. Devcharan Jathana and Killivalavan R. […]

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19 December 2018, Dulapally: WCS-India in collaboration with the Telangana Forest Department conducted a workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking. There were around 60 field officers of ranks – FRO (Forest Range Officers), FSO (Forest Section officers) and Dy ROs from across Telangana state who participated in the workshop. The event was held at Telangana State […]

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