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Training for WCS Field Staff

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(October 17, 2018) Bangalore: This is no rocket science but the rigours of wildlife science methodology are no less. This was evident during the three-day training session on ‘Animal Population Monitoring’ conducted for WCS-India field staff at the office premises in Bangalore.The training for a dozen staff from Bangalore and Hyderabad was conducted by WCS researchers Devcharan and Killi. They were taken through the basics of population monitoring with specific focus on line transect surveys, capture-r...

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MSc Dissertation Defense

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(October 13, 2018) Bengaluru: The public defense of thesis of the graduating cohort (2016-18) of MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation Program took place on 12th and 13th of October at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore.Following topics were presented:Distribution and abundance of two sympatric species of ungulates in the Tost, Tosonbumba Nature Reserve, Mongolia by Chagsaaldulam OdonjavkhlanConserving river dolphins in a changing soundscape: acoustic and behavioural responses of Ga...

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Wildlife Week Contest Winners

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(October 09, 2018) A big thanks to all of you who participated in our contest. We salute your concern and interest for wildlife conservation and wish you all the best. All the entries are praise-worthy and highlight various challenges facing wildlife conservation in the country. From roadkill to development pressures, conflict to poaching, the images and stories capture the problems facing wildlife. However, based on certain criteria our panel has picked three most 'telling' entries, in both sections.Her...

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Wildlife Week Contest Winners

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(October 09, 2018) A big thanks to all of you who participated in our contest. We salute your concern and interest for wildlife conservation and wish you all the best. All the entries are praise-worthy and highlight various challenges facing wildlife conservation in the country. From roadkill to development pressures, conflict to poaching, the images and stories capture the problems facing wildlife. However, based on certain criteria our panel has picked three most 'telling' entries, in both sections.Her...

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WCS-India Contributes to Kerala Flood Relief Assistance

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(October 07, 2018) (Clockwise from top left) : Assistant Conservator of Forest Mr. Anaz MA and DFO Flying Squad, Mr. Raju Francis from the Kerala Forest Department receiving flood relief material from WCS-India staff, research assistants M N Santosh and Shivkumar. Distribution of the flood relief material among the flood-affected people.Kochi, Oct 7: Household materials like utensils, blankets, soaps, sanitary napkins, footwear, sleeping mats, etc were distributed among the affected families in Kerala by the fores...

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A Lesson From The Forests

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(September 25, 2018) Bangalore: The lion-tailed macaque is an indicator species whose presence indicates that 400 kinds of plants flourish in the area. The bamboo grows 60-70 feet every month. And the tiger needs around 52 average-sized prey animals in a year. Around 250 high school students of Trio World School, Sahakar Nagar were transported to the world of wilderness and wildlife when D V Girish, Managing Trustee of Bhadra Wildlife Conservation Trust, Founder of WildCAT-C and long term partner of WCS - ...

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Undervalued wilderness areas can cut extinction risk in half

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(September 20, 2018) Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world's extinction risk in half, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.Wilderness areas - where human impact has been absent or minimal - are dwindling. The latest maps show over 3 million square kilometres (1.15 million square miles) of wilderness destroyed since the 1990s (an area the size of India), and that less...

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Jayanand Derekar Felicitated on Teacher's Day

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(September 10, 2018) w129Jayanand Derekar being falicitatedJoida, September 10: WCS - India staff Jayanand Derekar was felicitated for his PhD and overall achievement on Teacher's Day event at Kunbi Bhavan, Joida. The programme was organised by the Department of Public Education, Zilla Panchayat Uttara Kannada district, and Block Education Office Joida Taluk  Joida.Mr P. V. Desai, retired headmaster,  Govt Sri Ram High school Joida, did the honours. Mr. Sanjaykumar Kambale,Tahasildar Joida, Mr P.S.Hir...

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Jayanand Derekar Felicitated on Teacher's Day

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(September 10, 2018) Jayanand Derekar being falicitatedJoida: WCS - India staff Jayanand Derekar was felicitated for his PhD and overall achievement on Teacher's Day event at Kunbi Bhavan, Joida. The programme was organised by the Department of Public Education, Zilla Panchayat Uttara Kannada district, and Block Education Office Joida Taluk  Joida.Mr P. V. Desai, retired headmaster,  Govt Sri Ram High school Joida, did the honours. Mr. Sanjaykumar Kambale,Tahasildar Joida, Mr P.S.Hiremath BO Joida, Mr...

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RBS pitches in with WCS-India and Kerala FD for flood support

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(September 04, 2018) Chairman of RBS-Howard Davies, Managing Director RBS India-Pankaj Phatarphod and N Sunil Kumar, Head, Sustainability, RBS Asia Region & CEO, RBS Foundation met with P M Muthanna, Assistant Director (Conservation), WCS-India.Chennai: The recent floods in Kerala have displaced more than a million people, and resulted in almost 400 deaths within two weeks. These floods have also severely impacted the livelihoods of people in Kerala, where landslides have cut off villages and resulted in loss of...

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