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Scientists find sign-surveys can reliably assess distribution of wildlife
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Scat and track surveys of wildlife is reliable and cost-effective Scientists studied sloth bears in Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Karnataka First rigorous comparison of two different methods of monitoring distribution of wildlife (camera trap survey and sign survey) Scientists say both sources of data produced nearly identical results BENGALURU, 26 October 2017 – A new […]

Scientists find media sensitisation helps decrease sensationalism in reportage of human-wildlife conflict incidents
2 years, 1 month ago 0
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Constructive dialogue with the media through workshops encouraged more balanced reporting of human-wildlife conflict issues Workshops aimed to de-sensationalize coverage of negative interactions and provide more fact-based information to the public New study highlights how proactive engagement with the media can lead to positive changes in how wildlife conservation issues are covered   BENGALURU, 12 […]

2 years, 4 months ago 0
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Up to 32 Wildlife Species Damaging Life and Property Human-Wildlife Conflict Endangers Both Human Livelihoods and Wildlife Survival Globally   BENGALURU 28 JUNE 2017 — There is an urgent need to strengthen human-wildlife conflict management across India, as up to 32 wildlife species are damaging life and property in this nation of 1 billion people, […]

Time-stamps provide valuable information to study tigers, say scientists
2 years, 6 months ago 0
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MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Ullas Karanth Email: <ukaranth@gmail.com> Phone: 080-2211 8976 For the first time, scientists incorporate time of photo-capture to estimate abundance and spatial distribution of tigers Traditionally time-data is discarded during analysis despite availability of the information in camera-trap data New methodology of analysis represents data closer to reality that provides a chance to […]

Sliding towards extinction: Scientists find that 60% of mammals are imperiled
2 years, 8 months ago 0
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MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Varun R. Goswami Email: <varunr.goswami@gmail.com> | Phone: +91-9901-943676 Treating large mammals as ‘umbrella species’ for conservation facilitates protection of the larger ecosystems and overall biodiversity   BENGALURU, March 14, 2017 – A public declaration made last year by a group of 43 renowned international scientists called for a global plan to prevent the […]

Home-range size of dhole estimated using camera traps for the first time in India
2 years, 8 months ago 1
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MEDIA CONTACT: ‌Arjun Srivathsa Email: <arjuns.cws@gmail.com> Dr. Ullas Karanth Email: <ukaranth@gmail.com> | Phone: 080-2211 8976 Researchers present for the first time using camera-traps, home-range size of Asiatic wild dogs (dholes) Study is based on intensive camera-trap surveys in the Western Ghat forests Researchers track two marked individuals, and record their movement in these forests   BENGALURU […]

2 years, 9 months ago 1
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MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Divya Vasudev Email: <vasudev.divya@gmail.com>, Phone: +91 96638 99211 Dr. Ullas Karanth Email: <ukaranth@gmail.com>, Phone: +80 22118976 New study says despite direct competition, tigers, leopards, and dholes are living side by side in protected areas Tigers and dholes are classified as Endangered by IUCN; leopards are considered Vulnerable Additional Images available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qgvtl3thngelkht/AADeia99Y2K42l8jaX0fTeXFa?dl=0 Access the full […]

Elephant connectivity cannot be ignored while mitigating conflict, Scientists say
2 years, 10 months ago 0
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MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Divya Vasudev Email: <vasudev.divya@gmail.com> Mobile: +91 96638 99211   PRESS RELEASE Landscape connectivity critical for elephant conservation Sites important for elephant connectivity often faced with human–elephant conflict Barrier-centric conflict mitigation that come with substantial monetary costs can also come at the cost of elephant conservation Minimising conflict without impinging on elephant connectivity […]

2 years, 10 months ago 0
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MEDIA CONTACTS: Dr. Arjun Gopalaswamy, [arjungswamy@gmail.com], Phone: 8050821192 Dr. Ullas Karanth, [ukaranth@gmail.com], Phone: 080-2211-8976 Prof. Mohan Delampady, [mohan@ms.isibang.ac.in]   India’s first workshop on Statistical Ecology conducted in collaboration by Indian Statistical Institute-Bangalore and Wildlife Conservation Society’s India Program Inter-disciplinary team of leading experts in statistics, ecology and conservation meet to explore cutting edge methods of […]

Western Ghats Coffee Plantations Sustain High Bird Diversity in India
3 years, 1 month ago 0
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Media contact: Dr. Krithi K. Karanth <krithi.karanth@gmail.com>   One of largest scientific assessments of tropical birds in the world, covering an area of 30,000 sq. km in Karnataka Coffee, rubber and areca agroforests found to support 204 bird species, including 13 endemic birds of the Western Ghats Coffee is richer in birds than areca and rubber, […]

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