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Intra- Regional Workshop on Developing Strategies to Support Dugong Conservation

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Intra- Regional Workshop on Developing Strategies to Support Dugong Conservation
(October 26, 2023) On 19th and 20th October, the Marine Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society - India, in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and OMCAR Foundation, hosted the "Intra- Regional Workshop on Developing strategies to Support Dugong Conservation,Tamil Nadu" at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. The workshop saw participation by 34 representatives from the Tamil Nadu State Forest Department, Department of Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare, BOBP-IGO, ZSI, WII, NCSCM, CMFRI, CIBA,...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 36 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 36 (2023)
(October 20, 2023) Mhadei wildlife sanctuary in Goa to be notified as 55th tiger reserve of India | Times of India  Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa is set to be declared a new tiger reserve, making it India's 55th. Despite previous efforts by the Goa government to nullify the order, the Supreme Court has recently refused to stay the High Court's order. This move was initially proposed by the UPA government in 2011, and now the state government has been directed to notify the Tiger Reserve by Octob...

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BlueMAP-India at SCCS-Bengaluru

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BlueMAP-India at SCCS-Bengaluru
(October 15, 2023) WCS-India showcased the website on India’s marine life, BlueMAP-India, at the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS), Bangalore, organized from October 9th to 12th, 2023.  The visuals are a major highlight of the website and were a crowd favorite. We showcased the interactive habitat poster front and center using a large screen and provided two additional touch-screen devices for people to interact with the website and the user interface. We also printed postcards de...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 35 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 35 (2023)
(October 13, 2023) Tamenglong Gears Up To Welcome Amur Falcons | Times of India Amur falcons are set to arrive in Tamenglong, Manipur, on the way to their breeding grounds in South-eastern Siberia and Northern China. To protect these birds, the district administration has imposed a ban on hunting, catching, and selling the birds during their roosting period. An "Amur falcon dance festival" is also planned for November, and there are efforts to tag two healthy birds with satellite transmitter...

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World Tourism Day, 2023

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World Tourism Day, 2023
(October 06, 2023) World Tourism Day is commemorated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) annually on 27th September, with the theme for 2023 being Tourism and Green Investments. This day was observed in Goa with a focus on non-traditional investments for Goa’s tourism sector and deliberation on fundamental issues in light of the necessity of increasing economic and environmental sustainability in the state.  WCS-India was invited to speak at the World Tourism Day event held a...

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