Milestones

  • WCS – India Program has conducted the longest running scientific study of tiger ecology across three decades, and this has generated over 100 scientific publications and a large data bank available for researchers and policy makers.
  • WCS – India Program has partnered with governments and local NGOs to assist in the relocation of more than 1000 families in Karnataka and 250 families in Kerala.
  • WCS – India Program has partnered with National Centre for Biological Sciences and other organizations to offer a post-graduate degree in wildlife biology and conservation in Bangalore. Launched in the year 2004, the program has trained and mentored many next generation of conservationists.
  • WCS – India Program research has led to collaborative development of several new techniques like photographic capture-recapture sampling, tiger and prey spatial occupancy modelling, line transect estimation, pattern matching and faecal DNA-based genetic identification – all of which are now applied globally.