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Cyclone Amphan Reminds Us Why Mangrove Conservation is Essential to the Sundarbans’ Survival and What it Should Look Like

(June 09, 2020) By Aashika Ravi“Before 2009, we had never planted a mangrove before, we were working on wildlife and tigers. Cyclone Aila was an eye-opener for us ﹘ whatever you do in the Sundarbans, it has to be mangrove conservation in essence. If the mangroves are not there, the wildlife won’t be there, the people won’t be there, the delta won’t be there.” Ajanta Dey, Joint Secretary and Program Director, Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS), a conservation N...

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WCS-India Staff Come Together to Distribute Relief Materials to Communities During Lockdown

(May 13, 2020) During the COVID-19 lockdown, WCS-India staff came together to contribute personal funds towards the procurement and distribution of relief materials for communities they work with on the ground.WCS-India staff efforts also saw 185 families of Masthigudi and 60 families of Sollepura relocation center in Nagarahole receive more than 250 kits on April 26 at a time when essential items have been hard to come by.Field teams distributing relief materials in NagaraholeFunds were mobilized through staf...

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WCS-India Partners with Sathya Sai Seva Trust to Distribute Relief Materials in Sollepura

(May 11, 2020) WCS-India's COVID-19 relief work is ongoing in our Sollepura relocation center. We partnered with Sathya Sai Seva Trust, Mysore in order to distribute relief materials to 75 families in the Sollepura relocation center on May 9.Distribution of relief material in Sollepura relocation centerThe relief materials included food items, soaps, washing soaps and masks.Distribution of relief material in Sollepura relocation center"My sincere thanks to WCS-India team for their generous contribution towards...

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WCS-India Efforts Towards COVID-19 Relief Work Continue in Kawal

(May 08, 2020) WCS-India's efforts towards providing COVID-19 relief materials for forest communities continues with the distribution of relief material and sensitization of communities in Kawal.Distribution of masks in KawalThe WCS team has started distributing 750 masks, covering three villages – Mysempet-Gondiguda, Mysempet-Naikapoduguda, and Rampur. Before the masks are distributed, a 45-minute interactive awareness session is conducted on symptoms of COVID-19, how masks can help, social-distancing, ...

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IFS Workshop on Voluntary Relocation in Bhadra TR, 2019: Participant's reaction - T Mohan Raj

(January 22, 2020) IFS officers from across the country participated in “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) and WCS-India with the support from WildCAT-C & WildCANE from November 11th to 15th, 2019. T Mohan Raj, DCF, Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve, Kota, Rajastan, talks about the workshop.https://youtu.be/cVITTAmZZsk

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The spotted Mumbaikar from Aarey, and more

The spotted Mumbaikar from Aarey, and more
(January 14, 2020) Aarey Conservation Group organized an event called “The Aarey Ecosystem: Impacting the future of Mumbai” at Pragnya Bodhini High School, Mumbai. The event aimed at raising awareness on the fast urbanization of Mumbai, and its effects on the ecosystem. The event had various speakers such as Shwetha Wagh (Urban Conservationist & Associate Professor at KRVIA), Hema Ramani (Lawyer), Hussain Indorewala (Urban Researcher & Associate Professor at KRVIA) and WCS-India’s Nikit S...

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IFS Workshop on Voluntary Relocation in Bhadra TR, 2019: Participant's reaction - C Selvam

(January 14, 2020) IFS officers from across the country participated in “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) and WCS-India with the support from WildCAT-C & WildCANE from November 11th to 15th, 2019. C Selvam, DFO, Visakhapatnam, talks about the workshop.https://youtu.be/z0nwNLawMlI

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IFS Workshop on Voluntary Relocation in Bhadra TR, 2019: Participant's reaction - Shivani Dogra

(January 10, 2020) IFS officers from across the country participated in “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) and WCS-India with the support from WildCAT-C & WildCANE from November 11th to 15th, 2019. Shivani Dogra, DFO Mancherial, Telangana State, talks about the workshop.https://youtu.be/cVITTAmZZsk 

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IFS Workshop on Voluntary Relocation in Bhadra TR, 2019: Participant's reaction - Supongnukshi

(January 08, 2020) IFS officers from across the country participated in “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) and WCS-India with the support from WildCAT-C & WildCANE from November 11th to 15th, 2019. Supongnukshi, CCF (Biodiversity & Research), Nagaland, talks about the workshop.https://youtu.be/LKt9vofflUM

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IFS Workshop on Voluntary Relocation, 2018

(January 07, 2020) IFS officers from across the country participated in “One-week compulsory training on voluntary relocation from Tiger Reserves” jointly organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and WCS-India from November 12th to 16th, 2018.https://youtu.be/szZ09zfCCbY

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