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June 20, 2019: WCS-India in association with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change organised a workshop on combating wildlife trafficking for frontline staff at Dimapur, Nagaland. The workshop was inaugurated by Hon. Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Nagaland Mr  C M Chang. Other dignitaries included PCCF and HoFF Mr. S R […]

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June 13, 2019: In a function held at Karnataka Bank headquarters in Mangalore, WCS-India team was handed the cheque for Rs 7 lakhs towards relocation of one family from Kudremukh National Park, as part of the bank’s CSR activity.   This is the first ever funding support for WCS-India core relocation program by any bank, as also the […]

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June 6, 2019: Situated on the eastern coast of Odisha, Chilika Lake is the largest shallow water lagoon in Asia. Each year the lake hosts nearly 2 million migratory birds belonging to more than 150 species. Mangalajodi wetland, located on the north-western bank of Chilika Lake, is one of the important sites where migratory birds […]

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WCS-India’s legal team conducted the first orientation for lawyers who have offered to donate their time pro-bono to the Counter Wildlife Trafficking Project. More such orientations are scheduled in the coming weeks. Lawyers from different backgrounds, united with a passion for conservation are attending the orientation scheduled every week. If you are trained in law […]

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Mumbai, June 5, 2019: WCS-India researcher Nikit Surve has been awarded the Maha Mumbai Tarun Bharat Green Avengers Award 2019. He was felicitated during a program ‘Green Idea 2019’ organized by Mumbai Tarun Bharat, a Marathi newspaper. The award was granted in recognition of his work in the field of environment protection and conservation on the occasion […]

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May 25, 2019: Taking up conservation of marine ecosystems and biodiversity on a priority basis, the Kerala Forest Department organized a one-day workshop on “Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation Initiatives in Kerala” on Saturday at its headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram. Senior officers from the Forest Department including Shri P.K. Kesavan, IFS (PCCF and Head of Forest […]

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May 13, 2019: Students of the MSc course in Wildlife Biology and Conservation interacted with conservationists at WCS-India and learnt about the various aspects of conservation applied in the field, as well as the challenges involved. From the ingredients for a good relocation process to how wildlife trade is detected, they were given a quick […]

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May 8, 2019; Bangalore; Dr. Scott Roberton, Director, Counter Wildlife Trafficking Asia and Charlotte Davies, Analyst (CWT) and other WCS staff from Asia visited the WCS-India Bangalore office from 6th to 8th May. WCS-India CWT Team led by Prakriti Srivastava (Country Director),. Sahila Kudalkar (CWT Program Manager), Mridula Vijairaghavan (Legal Adviser), and Aristo Mendis (Researcher) had […]

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April 24, 2019; Assam; The WCS-India team comprising Country Director Prakriti Srivastava, IFS, Retd. Chief Wildlife Warden (Assam) and Project Leader Combating Wildlife Trafficking Mr. D P Bankhwal, IFS, and CWT Program Manager Ms. Sahila Kudalkar had a productive discussion with Dr. Ranjana Gupta, IFS, PCCF (Wildlife) & Chief Wildlife Warden (Assam) and Mr. AK Johari, […]

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April 24, 2019: A two-day training was conducted by WCS-India and Telangana State Forest Department at Kawal Tiger Reserve Forest Office Complex, Nirmal. The training focused on building capacity of forest officers to understand the scale of wildlife trade, impacts of wildlife trafficking, protocols to be followed during investigation, search and seizure, powers entrusted to […]

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