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Bengaluru, 6th August: Woodlands in agricultural lands surrounding a forested Protected Area support multiple guilds of a wintering bird community, a new study finds. The results provide insights into the role of mixed agricultural–forest landscapes in the conservation of different facets of biodiversity. This study builds on the premise that while efforts to protect biodiversity […]

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BENGALURU, 11th June 2018: Against the background of rising media reportage on human-large cat conflict, a recent study calls attention to a contrasting view where even today many traditional communities in India worship ‘Waghoba’ the large cat deity and seek its protection. Based on a survey conducted in parts of Maharashtra and Goa, it notes […]

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By Vaishali Rawat This article was published in The Hindu Sunday Magazine on June 3, 2018 Homework in the forest We’ve all gone through school with teachers nagging us to stay quiet, but when M.N. Shadakshari, principal of Model English High School in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur, asks his students to be silent, the reasons are different. […]

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31st May 2018, Bengaluru:  The first ever scientific study in India of Small Hydropower Projects (SHPs), has revealed that despite being promoted as clean energy, these plants have significant ecological impacts, and cause alterations in stream geometry, water quality and freshwater fish communities. The work recently published in the journal Aquatic Conservation was conducted by […]

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25th May 2018, Bengaluru: A new study on ecotourism titled ‘Trends and pathways for ecotourism research in India’ has identified research gaps requiring immediate attention in terms of scientific data and analysis of the economics and conservation around ecotourism in India. The authors analysed and reviewed 30 peer-reviewed studies on ecotourism published since 2005. Studies […]

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BENGALURU, 6th April 2018: A new study on leopards that inhabit the tea-garden and forest mosaic landscape of West Bengal finds that they are highly adaptable to living in human-use areas, and that their prey includes high numbers of livestock like cattle and goats. The study is a part of WCS India’s long-term research on the […]

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BENGALURU, 23 March 2018: On behalf of Wildlife Conservation Society, India Program, we are pleased to share that Dr K Ullas Karanth and Dr Krithi Karanth have been jointly awarded the Conservation Leadership Award by the Woodland Park Zoo at the Thrive Leadership Awards ceremony for their dedication to the study and conservation of tigers […]

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Bengaluru, 19th February, 2018: It’s an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by Wildlife Conservation Society, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appearing in the journal Scientific Reports has taken the question to unlikely coffee aficionados: birds. The researchers, led […]

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BENGALURU, 30 January 2018: On behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Society – India, I would like to issue a statement regarding the recent FIR filed against three forest officers of the Karnataka Forest Department, Kodagu district. We understand that the FIR has been registered against the three forest officers in a case where a person […]

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MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Ullas Karanth Email: <ukaranth@gmail.com>   New Book Provides Proven Methods for Monitoring Tiger and Prey Populations Tigers now occupy less than 7% of their historic range                   BENGALURU, 21 December 2017: A new book co-edited by tiger biologist Dr. Ullas Karanth of (WCS) Wildlife […]