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In Loving Memory of Jayachandran S.

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In Loving Memory of Jayachandran S.
(September 22, 2023) It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the untimely demise of Jayachandran S, a cherished member of our WCS-India family. Jayachandran made significant contributions to our Livelihood Support Programme and wholeheartedly devoted himself to conservation initiatives in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and the Nilgiris landscape in Tamil Nadu. In this difficult time, we extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to Jayachandran's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. ...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 34 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 34 (2023)
(September 22, 2023) Centre identifies 62 new elephant corridors; total now 150 | Down To Earth The central government's latest elephant corridor report reveals a 40% increase in elephant corridors, with a total of 150 corridors identified across 15 elephant range states in India. The increase in corridors reflects expanding ranges, but habitat modifications have led to decreased use in some corridors, calling for restoration efforts. Read more here. Studies on India's marine biodiversity by CMFRI...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 33 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 33 (2023)
(September 08, 2023) India needs a single, comprehensive policy to tackle invasive species: Ankila Hiremath | Down to Earth Invasive alien species are a significant driver of biodiversity loss globally. Ankila Hiremath, a plant ecologist, discusses the history and impact of invasive species. She emphasizes the need for mitigation rather than restoration to a pre-invasion state. In the context of India, Hiremath notes that efforts to address invasive species have been more reactive than proactive and calls for com...

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 32 (2023)

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Conservation Bulletin - Week 32 (2023)
(September 01, 2023) 172 incidents of seizures of red sand boa recorded from 2016 to 2021: WCS-India report | The Hindu A report by WCS-India reveals 172 incidents of illegal red sand boa trade in India from 2016 to 2021. The red sand boa is now acknowledged as one of the most traded reptile species due to its demand in the pet trade, as well as for use in black magic. Most incidents of trade were documented in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Social media, especially YouTube, plays a role in facilitating the illeg...

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Integrating Equity and Reframing Urban Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in South Asian Cities

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Integrating Equity and Reframing Urban Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in South Asian Cities
(September 01, 2023) Dr. Aaron Savio Lobo, Senior Technical Advisor of our Marine Programme, recently participated in a Policy Lab on "Integrating Equity and Reframing Urban Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in South Asian Cities.” held in Colombo on the 21-23 Aug. Participants came from major South Asian cities and included a diverse set of backgrounds including academics and practitioners from urban planners, architects, ecologists, govt. and NGO´s.  Dr. Lobo facilitated a group discussion ...

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