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2nd to 3rd March, 2019: A two-day training workshop was held to educate and strengthen the front line forest department staff of North Bengal on various aspects of reptile care and rescue. The training was jointly offered by the Dept. of Forest, West Bengal and WCS-India. Shyama Prasad Pandey from the NGO, SPOAR (Society for […]

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Jharkhand, 27th February 2018: WCS-India will be conducting a capacity building workshop for the forest department staff in combatting wildlife trafficking in Jharkhand. We hope to further equip the department and support them in tackling the serious issue of wildlife trafficking. Wildlife trade is the third most rampant illegal trade in the world, only after […]

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Hyderabad, 25th February 2018: WCS-India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Telangana Forest Department to conduct capacity building workshops for combatting wildlife trafficking in the State. Together, we hope to further equip the Forest Department and support them in tackling the serious issue of wildlife trafficking. We are eagerly looking forward to […]

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Country Director of WCS-India, Prakriti Srivastava met Mr. C.S. Ratnasamy IFS (PCCF and HoFF), Mr. Arindam Tomar IFS (CWW), Dr. G.V. Reddy IFS (PCCF TREE) and Mr. Arijit Banerjee IFS (APCCF Forest Protection), all senior officials of Rajasthan Forest Department, to reaffirm the immediate need to save the Great Indian Bustard and its habitat in […]

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Feb 18-21: WCS-India and Rajasthan Forest department facilitated a visit of international experts to assess the habitat status, consider existing conservation efforts and identify immediate interventions with the goal to help recover the population of the Great Indian Bustard in the state. The experts are Dr. Nigel Collar (chairperson of IUCN Bustard Expert committee) and […]

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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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