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2 months, 4 weeks ago Comments Off on Additional Director of WCCB visits WCS India office
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Bengaluru, 26th February: Ms. Tilotama Varma is an IPS Officer (1990 batch), currently working as the Additional Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. On an invitation by our Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, Ms. Varma visited WCS-India office in Bengaluru. Discussions were held on current conservation issues and various challenges confronting our wildlife and forest.

5 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Volunteer with WCS-India
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Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has volunteering opportunities for candidates with keen interest in wildlife research, data processing and data analysis.

Number of positions available: 03

Location: Bengaluru


  1. Graduate degree in any discipline.
  2. Extremely meticulous and organized
  3. Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly MS-Excel)
  4. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
  5. Passionate about wildlife

This position is largely office-based. Interested candidates are requested to send an email to <>, with the subject line “Application: Volunteers, Dec 2017”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.

7 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Registrations open:WCS INDIA-NCBS MSc program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation 2018-2020

The National Centre for Biological Sciences in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society-India is offering a 2 years fully funded Post-Graduate course in Wildlife Biology and Conservation.



Indian applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (including those in the final year of graduation) with a minimum of 60% marks in the core subjects are eligible to apply.





Applicants from Central, South and Southeast Asia with similar qualifications are also eligible to apply. Interested candidates may write to for details about the application package.

For more information, log onto:

For enquiries, please write to:

8 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Wildlife Conservation Society India Program Vacancy: Accountant
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WCS India Program is looking for an able Accountant based in Bengaluru, to handle its daily accounting responsibilities.

Available position: 2

Qualification: B.Com/ BBM

Responsibility: Manage daily accounting activities under the guidance of Finance Manager

Location: Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Kodigehalli, Bengaluru – 560097


1. Core competence in accountancy, with 0.6 – 1 year of work experience 

2. Proficiency in TALLY and MS OFFICE

3. Ability to handle day-to-day accounting activities

4. A team player that positively contributes to workplace culture

5. Good communication and inter-personal skills, with proficiency in English. 

Interested candidates should send an email, with their resume, to with the subject line Accountant – September 2017.

NOTE: Remuneration will commensurate with qualification and experience. 
11 months, 1 week ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Openings for Research Assistant
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WCS India Program is hiring interns under a project on the conservation of endangered lion-tailed macaques in the Western Ghats.

The project involves questionnaire-based and field-based surveys in multiple sites across Kerala and Karnataka. Selected candidates will be required to travel extensively, interact with local communities and conduct questionnaire and field-based surveys as per a pre-determined scientific protocol.

Essential qualification : We are looking for candidates who have prior field experience with wildlife research or conservation. They should be fluent in speaking Malayalam and/or Kannada. Knowledge of MS Excel, and ability to drive a vehicle, or ride a motorcycle with valid driver’s licence, is desirable. Candidates with good inter-personal skills and can commit for a minimum period of two-months are encouraged to apply.

The position is open with immediate effect. Renumeration will be decided based on candidate qualification and experience. Accommodation and food expenses in the field will be covered by the project.

To apply, please send an email to <> with the subject line ‘Application: Research Assistant, June2016 ‘, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with your most recent resume and other relevant information.

11 months, 1 week ago Comments Off on Conservation Story Telling Internship
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Are you a story teller? Do you like to write, take pictures or make short films?

If so we have 6-12 month paid internships at the Centre for Wildlife Studies to work with National Geographic Explorer and WCS Conservation Scientist Dr. Krithi Karanth.
To apply please write to with a one page note detailing your interest and experience in writing-photography-film making.
Please attach relevant materials showcasing a few writing samples, pictures or videos by you.
If you are fluent in any Indian language please indicate this with your application.
1 year, 7 months ago Comments Off on WCS India Program: Openings for Research Assistant
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*This position has been filled and applications are no longer considered*

Wildlife Conservation Society India Program has openings for candidates interested in wildlife research and conservation. These positions will be closed as soon as suitable candidates are found.

Position: Research Assistant

Location: Bengaluru and field work in multiple sites.


  1. Ability to speak in Kannada is a must.
  2. Graduate degree in any discipline.
  3. Basic working knowledge of computers.
  4. Candidates must be physically fit, with good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  5. Meticulous and organized.
  6. Willing to stay in forests, with basic facilities, for extended time frame.
  7. Passionate about wildlife

Selected applicants will be required to complete an unpaid internship period of one month. An evaluation will be carried out following the probation; depending on performance and mutual interest, the candidates may be offered a permanent position in the organization.

Interested candidates are requested to send an email to [interns.wcsindia@gmail.comwith the subject line “Application: Research Assistant, October 2016”, stating interest in brief (100 words), along with their resume and other relevant information.

1 year, 8 months ago Comments Off on Short Course Announcement
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Ecosystem Services: Integrating natural and social science to sustain biodiversity and human communities

Lead Instructors: Dr. Liba Pejchar and Dr. Drew Bennett (Colorado State University) & Dr. Krithi Karanth (Wildlife Conservation Society).

Workshop Dates: November 3-10, 2016

Location: National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bangalore) and WCS Field Station (Western Ghats)

Ecosystem services are the benefits that people receive from nature. These include climate regulation, water purification, and crop pollination, among many others. Incorporating these values into decision-making is gaining traction globally, and is emerging as a strong research foci in the fields of ecology and conservation science.

In this intensive week-long workshop, offered under the 21st Century Knowledge Initiative ( ), participants will receive training in the ecological and human dimensions of ecosystem services. Using case studies from India, the USA, and other regions of the world, discussion topics will include links between biodiversity and ecosystem processes, the effect of land use change on carbon and water, economic valuation, policy applications, and ethics. The workshop will consist of a 4-day classroom component at NCBS in Bangalore followed by a 3-day field trip to the Western Ghats.

The short course is open to graduate students, research scientists, conservation practitioners, and other professionals with a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related field or five years of equivalent professional experience. The course is offered at no cost (with participants meeting the travel, boarding and lodging costs), but space is limited to 20 participants.

To apply, please send 1) your resume or CV, and 2) a 300-500 word cover letter describing why you are interested in this course and the experience and perspectives you will bring to the group.

All application materials and questions should be directed to Dr. Drew Bennett <>. The application deadline is 5pm on September 15, 2016 and applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 1, 2016.

1 year, 11 months ago Comments Off on Opening for Academic Coordinator: MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation
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Centre for Wildlife Studies wishes to recruit an Academic Coordinator to assist in running the Masters program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, jointly offered by National Centre for Biological Sciences, Centre for Wildlife Studies and Wildlife Conservation Society ( The program is offered every even year to 15 Indian and up to two foreign students. The faculty is drawn from different institutions in India and abroad. Extended study tours to wilderness areas and institutions are also a major part of the program.

Against this background, the specific responsibilities of the Academic Coordinator include:

  1. Assistance in all matters related to admission of the program such as advertisement, screening applications, entrance test and interviews;
  2. Developing and implementing course schedules, holding examinations, maintenance of moodle and web sites, and student records;
  3. Making travel arrangements for faculty and study tours, including liaison with government departments and institutions;
  4. Maintenance of a guest house for the program;
  5. Handling all purchases and accounts related to faculty payments, students projects and other expenses incurred by the program.
  6. Compilation and editing of reports to funding agencies and government departments;
  7. Organizing meetings of the Steering and Academic Committees of the program;
  8. Assistance in holding occasional training workshops by the MSc program;
  9. Any other official tasks assigned by Director and Associate Director of the program.

We seek a person with a Bachelors/Masters degree from an accredited institution in India or abroad.  Critical skills that we are looking for include good organizational abilities, good people skills, good communication skills (there is a lot of written communication with diverse people ranging from faculty, students, administrative staff in NCBS and CWS and forest departments) and the ability to multi-task. A keen interest in forests, wildlife and conservation is also desirable.

Interested applicants are requested to contact the program office at <>  with a cover letter and a CV describing their qualifications and relevant experience. Please use the email subject line “APPLICATION FOR MSC PROGRAM COORDINATOR”.

Applications will be considered with immediate effect, until a suitable candidate is found.

1 year, 11 months ago Comments Off on Candidates selected for NCBS-WCS MSc Wildlife Biology & Conservation Program: Batch 2016-2018
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Sl. No. Ref Code Candidate Name
1 85353 Abhirup Khara
2 70341 Abhishek Gopal
3 81177 Aditya Banerjee
4 86903 Aishanya Sarma
5 53493 Akshay Surendra
6 72881 Ashwin Bhat
7 68517 Avishkar Bhagwan Munje
8 61740 Chayant Chandy Gonsalves
9 76119 Ishika Ramakrishna
10 52334 Mayukh Dey
11 56257 Rasikapriyaa Thanalapadi Sriramamurthy
12 76360 Sailee Pradeep Sakhalkar
13 52825 Shriranjani L Iyer
14 89593 Tara Rajendran
15 86164 Tarun Suresh Menon

List of candidates waitlisted in order of merit

Sl. No. Ref Code Candidate Name
1 67525 Ryan Rodrigues
2 81796 Sneha Siddalingappa Kambli
3 71989 Sandeep K Das
4 69397 Jobin Varughese
5 88106 Himmat Singh Chouhan