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Conservation Bulletin - Week 40 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 40 (2023)
(November 24, 2023) Bhutan, India and Nepal collaborate to counter wildlife trafficking in South Asia | The Telegraph India, Bhutan, and Nepal are collaborating to combat wildlife trafficking in South Asia through a nine-day Training of Trainers workshop organised by TRAFFIC India and WWF-India. The initiative, in partnership with the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, aims to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement agencies in the region. The workshop covers topics suc...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 39 (2023)

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(November 17, 2023) Manipur conducts first census of Amur falcon- world’s longest travelling raptors | Hindustan Times Manipur Forest Department, in collaboration with Wildlife Explorer Manipur, conducted the first-ever census of Amur falcons, the world's longest-travelling raptors, in Tamenglong district, revealing 1.41 lakh birds, surpassing the expected 50,000. The initiative aimed to enhance conservation efforts through awareness programmes and study migration patterns using satellite-tagging. Fut...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 38 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 38 (2023)
(November 10, 2023) Assam's Dehing Patkai plans extensive camera-trap study of five small wild cats in the region | Mongabay Assam’s Dehing Patkai National Park has a rich diversity of eight wild cat species and is initiating a camera-trap study to evaluate populations and occupancy of the five species of small wild cats. Threats such as oil and coal mining, illegal hunting, and logging necessitate conservation efforts. The study aims to provide data for formulating effective conservation strategies.&n...

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Marine Mammal Consortium of India (MMCOI) Workshop

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Marine Mammal Consortium of India (MMCOI) Workshop
(November 07, 2023)   WCS-India hosted the first Marine Mammal Consortium of India (MMCOI) workshop from 5-6 November in Bengaluru. The MMCOI, formed in 2022, is an informal body of managers, conservationists, researchers, and other stakeholders working towards the conservation of marine mammals and their habitats in India. This multi-stakeholder workshop saw participation from 50 attendees representing 28 institutions from India and abroad - including governmental, non-governmental, academic, private, and ...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 37 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 37 (2023)
(November 03, 2023) Karnataka Forest Department launches centralised wildlife crime management system | The Hindu  The Karnataka Forest Department and Wildlife Trust of India have introduced the Hostile Activity Watch Kernel (HAWK) system to monitor forest and wildlife crimes in real-time, including wildlife deaths, suspected criminal activities, and suspicious vehicles. It centralises field data to enhance the department's crime management efficiency, and is becoming the national wildlife crime managem...

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