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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2022)
(November 28, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter October 2022 In Focus Four seizure incidents involving illegal trade in exotic wildlife were reported from India in October 2022 - From Assam, Maharashtra, Mizoram and Tamil Nadu. Notably, recovered animals included non-native felines, primates, and marsupials. Other recovered species include non-native birds and reptiles, such as snakes, tortoises and turtles. Access the media reports here: Mizoram: 140 Exotic Birds And Animals Res...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 47

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(November 25, 2022) Telangana’s first overpass eco-bridge for wild animals coming up on NH-63 | Telangana Today The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is constructing Telangana’s first overpass bridge for wild animals on NH-63. The 1 km long bridge will help to increase connectivity in the Kaghaznagar forest while reducing the risk of collision with vehicles. The project will cost Rs. 30 crore and is estimated to take six months to complete.  Read more here. How preserving f...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 46

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(November 18, 2022) Tiger movement spotted in Chilla-Motichur corridor of RTR after 2 decades | Hindustan Times The Uttarakhand forest department spotted a tiger moving through the Chilla-Motichur corridor of Rajaji Tiger Reserve after two decades. Successful conservation efforts will allow animals to move from the Eastern part of the reserve to the west, where the number of tigers had dropped to one in the past. Read more here. India Calls for Action at COP27 as Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuary Sh...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 45

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(November 11, 2022) Tamil Nadu notifies Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary as state’s 17th wildlife sanctuary | The Indian Express Reserve forests in the Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts of Tamil Nadu have been declared as the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary. The 68,640 hectares is home to 35 species of mammals, 238 species of birds, as well as the endemic Leith’s soft-shelled turtle. The sanctuary will also act as an important corridor between Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu an...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 44

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(November 04, 2022) The planet has lost 83% of its freshwater aquatic life in 50 years, finds report World Wildlife Fund reports an 83% decline in freshwater species populations in the last 50 years. The report uses data from almost 32,000 populations of 5,230 species compiled by the Zoological Survey of London. Asian countries, including India, have seen a 55% decline in wildlife populations. The most significant decline (94%) has been observed in Latin America and the Caribbean region. The results highligh...

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