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Conservation Bulletin - Week 28 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 28 (2023)
(July 28, 2023) Despite Criticism, Forest Conservation Amendment Bill Gets JPC Nod | The Wire The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill clears all changes proposed to the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 despite heavy criticism from scientists, conservationists, and activists. Its implementation will open large tracts of forest land to different kinds of land use changes, including developmental activities such as tourism, without the need for forest clearances.  Read more here. High Court dir...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 27 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 27 (2023)
(July 11, 2023) Arunachal: Hoolock gibbon conservation campaign conducted in Wakro village | India Today NE Aranyak, northeast India’s leading biodiversity conservation organisation, launched an education and outreach campaign aimed at educating the public on the importance of conserving the endemic Hoolock gibbon. The campaign was conducted in several schools in Wakro, Arunachal Pradesh.  Read more here. Wildlife Bureau issues ‘red alert’ against poachers, hunters in all tiger...

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In Loving Memory: Remembering Lokesh K. S., A Valued Member of WCS-India

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In Loving Memory: Remembering Lokesh K. S., A Valued Member of WCS-India
(July 07, 2023) It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the untimely demise of Lokesh KS, a beloved member of our WCS-India family since 2006. Lokesh played a vital role in our Livelihood Support Programme and dedicatedly contributed to conservation efforts throughout the Mysore landscape. During this challenging period, our heartfelt condolences and sympathies are extended to Lokesh's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.  

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 26 (2023)

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(July 01, 2023) Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary of Odisha records higher prey density | The New Indian Express Following the pre-monsoon sign survey in the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, a herbivore or prey density of 46 animals per sq km was recorded in the sanctuary here. Moreover, for the first time in many decades, a tiger has also been sighted in Debrigarh during Census. Reportedly, the sign survey was conducted by the Hirakud Wildlife Division from May 29 to June 3.  While 40-60 animals per sq. km. re...

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