Entries for February 2023

Conservation Bulletin - Week 8 (2023)

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(February 24, 2023) Despite efforts and funds, human-wildlife conflict in Uttarakhand is not contained | Mongabay Wildlife attacks in Uttarakhand, including leopards, tigers, and elephants, occur monthly. Leopard attacks on humans are typically the most frequent and severe. To tackle the issue, the 'Living with Leopards' programme was launched in four forest divisions over the past six years. While successful in Tehri and Pithoragarh, it has failed to significantly impact Pauri, a hotspot for leopard...


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Conservation Bulletin - Week 6 (2023)

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(February 09, 2023) India needs strategy for conserving landscapes humans, wildlife share: Study | Hindustan Times A new study by eighteen scientists led by Bengaluru's NCBS and other conservation NGOs, including WCS-India, and academic institutions conducted a study that found that India needs a biodiversity strategy that includes conserving landscapes that humans and wildlife share since only 15% of the country's top conservation priority areas are covered under the protected area network. The scie...


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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November - December 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November - December 2022)
(February 07, 2023) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter November - December 2022 In Focus 13 seizure incidents involving illegal trade in exotic wildlife were reported from India between November and December 2022. Recovered animals included non-native and exotic primates such as the white-lipped Tamarin and Panamanian white-faced Capuchin, snakes such as the Kenyan sand boa and corn snake, reptiles such as iguanas and tegu lizards, tarantulas, and parrots. Access the media reports here: B...


Conservation Bulletin - Week 5 (2023)

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(February 03, 2023) Rare species seen during Asian Water Bird Survey 2023 in Kawal Reserve | The New Indian Express WCS-India, in collaboration with HyTiCoS, the forest department, and various volunteer groups, conducted the Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) 2023 in the Kawal Tiger Reserve. More than 340 birds of different species were identified during the census, including the rare peregrine falcon. Other birds spotted include lesser whistling ducks, Indian spot-billed ducks, northern pintails, open-billed sto...


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