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Students interact with WCS-India staff

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(September 04, 2018) MSc students with WCS-India staffBangalore: Students of the MSc program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, offered by the NCBS in partnership with WCS-India, visited the WCS-India office and interacted with Country Director Prakriti Srivastava and other senior research and conservation staff. They were given an introduction into the work done by WCS-India across the many landscapes in the country from the north-east to the south, the opportunities and challenges it presents and so on.

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WildCAT-C team Visits WCS-India Office

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(September 01, 2018) Bengaluru: WildCAT-C team visited WCS-India office and interacted with Country Director Prakriti Srivastava on various conservation issues. They sought scientific assistance from WCS-India to guide their conservation work in Chikmagalur.

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Forest Department Meet at Kolkata

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(August 23, 2018) Kolkata: WCS-India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with the Chief Wildlife Warden, West Bengal, Mr. Ravi Kant Sinha, IFS at Kolkata. They also attended the inaugural session of the Capacity Building Programme on Intelligence Collection, Investigation & Handling of Wildlife Crime led by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau in collaboration with the Directorate of Forest’s Wildlife Wing at Kolkata. The WCS-India team had a cordial and fr...

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BSF Meeting at Kolkata

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(August 22, 2018) Kolkata,: WCS - India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with the Inspector General, Mr. Rajesh Mishra, IPS and Deputy Inspector General Mr. R.V. Raghavacharlu, IPS at Kolkata as part of the partnership with the Border Security Forces to combat wildlife trafficking on India’s borders. Today, the team visited the BSF checkpost at Gojadanga where they had a very productive discussion with the Assistant Commandant Mr. Pradeep Kumar, and S...

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WCS - India Meets DRI

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(August 21, 2018) Kolkata: WCS - India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with Additional Director General,  Directorate of Revenue Intelligence Mr. Deepankar Aron, IRS (above) at Kolkata. DRI and Customs officers are important agents of change in the fight against wildlife trafficking. We are hopeful that facilitating interagency cooperating will help ensure strict and enduring action against wildlife traffickers in West Bengal and Northeast India.

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WCS-India Combating Wildlife Trade Meeting with ED and WCCB

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(August 20, 2018) Kolkata: WCS-India Country Director Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS and Research Consultant Sahila Kudalkar met with Special Director, Enforcement Directorate Mr. Yogesh Gupta, IPS (above) and Regional Deputy Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Mr. Agni Mitra, IFS (below) at Kolkata. As part of WCS India's efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in India, the organisation will facilitate interagency coordination and trainings and build law enforcement capacity to detect, investigate, and prosecu...

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WCS-India Signs MoU with WCCB

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(August 07, 2018) New Delhi: WCS-India is very excited to announce its partnership with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) for combating wildlife trafficking in India. WCS-India will collaborate with WCCB to organize interagency, multi-tier capacity building workshops to improve detection, investigation, and prosecution of wildlife crimes in the country.Tilotama Varma, Additional Director, WCCB (left) and Prakriti Srivastava Country Director, WCS-India (right) signing the MoUWCS-India signed a memorandum of...

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Students pick up lessons in wildlife science and conservation

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(July 29, 2018) Hyderabad: Over 1000 school students participated at an event organized by WCS-India and HyTiCos to commemorate Global Tiger Day.Walking through the landscape, schoolkids counted the wildlife they saw as also signs of animals all around them. They jotted down what they saw on a sheet of paper. Tigers, elephants, gaur, cheetal, sambar, langur, wild boar, leopard, etc had to be watched out for while also looking for scat, the scent smells and scales. This was an occupancy survey done to record the...

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International Tiger Day

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(July 20, 2018) Hyderabad: All are invited for the celebration of “International Tiger Day” which will be held at KBR National Park on 27th July, 2018 and at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on 28th July, 2018.The event will focus on school kids and the general public. On both the days there will be interactive learning exercises, with wildlife-oriented games specially designed for children, poster exhibition, screenings, and interaction with people working for tiger conservation.The Indian Postal...

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Grassland and Wasteland Management: Multi-agency discussions suggest the way ahead

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(July 16, 2018) Bengaluru: Managers, conservationists, and scientists working in the grassland landscapes met at NCBS and deliberated on issues related to grasslands, seeking an action plan that could help the government and stakeholders in the management of what is often unfortunately treated as ‘wastelands’.Initiated by WCS-India, the session commenced with Prakriti Srivastava, Country Director, WCS-India pointing to the need to restore and protect grasslands. Grasslands are not recognized as impo...

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