Tag : kerala

5 days, 20 hours ago 14
Posted in: Blog

From ranking first in the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam nearly nine years ago, to now leading the State Forest Training Institute (STFI), Walayar, Kerala, R Keerthi has come a long way in her prestigious career as a forest officer. We spoke to her about her motivations for serving in the IFS, her biggest learning […]

3 weeks, 5 days ago 0
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Prakriti Srivastava is an officer from the Indian Forest Service, currently country director, Wildlife Conservation Society – India. In this interview with Aditi Phadnis, she discusses a host of challenges faced by those who want to conserve wildlife, including the animal-human conflict.   The horrific incident in which an elephant died in Kerala recently has […]

3 months ago 1
Posted in: From the Field

By Aashika Ravi   In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown of the nation, the safety and livelihood of forest communities has been shrouded in uncertainty. At this juncture, inspiration can be taken from the Kerala Forest Department’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus within forest communities in the […]

1 year, 2 months ago 4
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A former resident of Wayanad wildlife sanctuary who accepted voluntary relocation recounts trials and tribulations of life back then. As a teenager talking and walking through the forests with friends one evening, he had a near-death experience when chased by an elephant. “I very narrowly escaped death,” says Shibu Appu, a school teacher in a […]