A Conversation with Dr Stuart Pimm
Dr Stuart Pimm is an American-British conservation biologist and a world leader in the study of present-day extinctions. He has been a conservation biologist since the term was first coined, and is also a staunch advocate of bridging the interface between science and policy. He has testified to both House and Senate Committees, USA, on the re-authorisation of the Endangered Species Act, and founded SavingSpecies. In this interview, Vaishali Rawat of WCS India speaks to him about biodiversity conservation, why science must be communicated, especially to politicians, and why conservation is a field worth working in!
Living with Leopards by Sheren Shrestha
The film brings on the message of how it is not so difficult to coexist with this adaptable predator of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Beginning with lessons from the Warli community and their reverence to Waghoba, the cat deity, to a novel initiative ‘Mumabikars for SGNP’ it shows how by changing people’s perception of the leopard from fear to acceptance, attacks on humans have been brought down to a large extent.
The Secret Life of leopards By Nikit Surve and Anwar Ahmed
Conservation Conversations with Dr K. Ullas Karanth
In Episode-3 of Conservation Conversations, renowned wildlife biologist, Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science in Asia for Wildlife Conservation Society, talks about the role of science in conservation in India.
In Episode-2 of Conservation Conversations, renowned wildlife biologist, Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science in Asia for Wildlife Conservation Society, talks about human-wildlife coexistence within Protected Areas in India.
In Episode-1 of Conservation Conversations, renowned wildlife biologist, Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science in Asia for Wildlife Conservation Society, talks about wildlife recovery in India.
The Crossroad documents the beginning of Wildlife Conservation Society India Program’s efforts to facilitate connectivity for wildlife in the Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape in Assam, India, while minimising negative interactions between wildlife and people. For this project, WCS India works with Balipara Tract and Frontier Foundation, Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd. and most tea plantations in the landscape.
This project is led by Dr. Varun Goswami and Dr. Divya Vasudev, and is partly supported by the US Fish and Wildlife Service – Asian Elephant Conservation Fund and the Department of Science and Technology – Government of India’s INSPIRE Faculty Award.