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Conservation Bulletin - Week 13 (2023)

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(March 31, 2023) 50 years of Project Tiger: PM set to release new census on April 9 | Hindustan Times India's environment ministry is set to announce the tiger population numbers for 2022, to mark the 50 years of Project Tiger, the country's flagship project to conserve the animal. To commemorate the anniversary, the ministry will also release a commemorative coin of INR50 and put out a document on evaluating the effective management of tiger reserves and a vision document for tiger conservation. ...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 12 (2023)

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(March 24, 2023) Trash disposal key to curb wildlife from straying into residential zones in Pune: Experts | TOI Experts suggest that an effective garbage disposal system is needed in fringe areas around Pune to prevent leopards and other wildlife from straying into residential zones while searching for prey. Piles of garbage attract hungry stray dogs and other animals. WCS-India's Director Dr. Vidya Athreya has suggested that the FD needs to reassess its capture and release policy, as animals are oft...

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WCS-India meets to build a shared Vision

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(March 20, 2023) WCS-India kickstarted a two-day Vision retreat on World Wildlife Day. Most of the staff from the organisation´s 14 thematic programs, including the board members and external invitees, came together for the first time to co-develop the organisation's shared Vision and Mission. WCS-India´s work focuses on the conservation of a diverse range of ecosystems and species, from community conservation work in the Thar desert to tigers in the Eastern Ghats and dholes in the Western Gha...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 11 (2023)

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(March 17, 2023) Indian state to open new Asiatic lion sanctuary as numbers soar | The Guardian India's Gujarat state is opening a new sanctuary for its increasingly abundant Asiatic lion population, as the Gir National Park has been overcrowded for years. With around 400 lions in Gir and 300 in other parts of the state, conservationists have called for some of them to be relocated. The Gujarat government has now agreed to move some lions to another sanctuary within the state, Barda Wildlife Sanctuary. Re...

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