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Workshop on Wildlife Monitoring for Kerala Forest Department Staff

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Workshop on Wildlife Monitoring for Kerala Forest Department Staff
(October 24, 2020) The second module of the training workshop regarding Capacity-Building of Officers and Staff of Kerala Forest Department Involved in Wildlife Monitoring in Collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society – India was held at the WCS-India Bengaluru office on 21, 22 and 23 of October 2019. Seven Wildlife Assistants (from Munnar Wildlife Division, Wayanad WLS, Parambikulam TR, Silent Valley NP, Shendurney WLS and Forest Head Quarters, Thriuvananthapuram) and two members of the Parambiku...

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Workshop on Wildlife Monitoring for Kerala Forest Department Staff

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(October 22, 2020) The second module of the training workshop regarding Capacity-Building of Officers and Staff of Kerala Forest Department Involved in Wildlife Monitoring in Collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society – India was held at the WCS-India Bengaluru office on 21, 22 and 23 of October 2019. 

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WCS–India meets WII expert to discuss marine conservation in India

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WCS–India meets WII expert to discuss marine conservation in India
(October 19, 2020) Dr. K. Sivakumar (Scientist F, Department of Endangered Species Management, Wildlife Institute of India) met with the  WCS-India representatives, Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS (Country Director), Mr. Avik Banerjee (Project Associate), Ms. Zoya Tyabji (Project Associate), Mr. Karan Deshpande (Project Assistant) and Ms. Paromita Ray (Program Associate) at the WCS-India head office in Bangalore.Ms. Srivastava introduced WCS-India’s proposed goals slated for the Marine Conservation Program...

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WCS–India meets WII expert to discuss marine conservation in India

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WCS–India meets WII expert to discuss marine conservation in India
(October 19, 2020) Dr. K. Sivakumar (Scientist F, Department of Endangered Species Management, Wildlife Institute of India) met with the  WCS-India representatives, Ms. Prakriti Srivastava, IFS (Country Director), Mr. Avik Banerjee (Project Associate), Ms. Zoya Tyabji (Project Associate), Mr. Karan Deshpande (Project Assistant) and Ms. Paromita Ray (Program Associate) at the WCS-India head office in Bangalore.Ms. Srivastava introduced WCS-India’s proposed goals slated for the Marine Conservation Program...

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Making local communities a part of our GIB conservation project

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Making local communities a part of our GIB conservation project
(October 19, 2020) The Great Indian Bustard (GIB) is a ‘Critically Endangered’ species under the IUCN Red List. It has the highest resident breeding population in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. It is believed that the total world population of the species in the wild is less than 100 individuals. The Thar landscape in western Rajasthan is home not only to this bustard  but it also boasts the highest livestock population in Rajasthan, and some of the best quality sheep wool is collected from the ...

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Honing WLPA knowledge : An online training for lawyers donating time pro bono to assist enforcement agencies

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(October 13, 2020) On 11th October, Counter Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) program organised a training for eighteen lawyers who donate their time pro-bono to assist enforcement agencies in cases. The aim of the exercise was to equip the lawyers with the necessary skills and knowledge to smoothly assist the officers when requested. The three hour webinar included sessions: Introduction to Wildlife Trafficking, Introduction to Wild Life Protection Act, 1972, Procedure and Documentation and, Findings of Legal Gap Analys...

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Awareness session on POSH at workplace

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(October 01, 2020) A two hour training session on ‘Prevention of Sexual harassment at the Workplace’ was conducted for the employees at the WCS–India on 29th September 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The purpose of training was to acquaint all the staff with PoSH rules and increase awareness about harassment at the workplace in order to build a culture of mutual respect and equal opportunity. Mr. Vedansh Anand, an Advocate from Lex Locum Consultants introduced the resource persons: Prof. (Dr) Rit...

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The Accuity Global Trade and Cargo Compliance Forum: Countering wildlife trafficking networks and supporting enforcement agencies: Presentation by Prakriti Srivastava, WCS India Country Director

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The Accuity Global Trade and Cargo Compliance Forum:   Countering wildlife trafficking networks and supporting enforcement agencies:  Presentation by Prakriti Srivastava, WCS India Country Director
(September 28, 2020) The Accuity Global Trade and Cargo Compliance Forum took place in a virtual format on September 22, 2020, focusing on specific compliance challenges within the global supply chain, giving an insight into how other organizations manage risks when involved in such a complex web of organizations, individuals and countries. Topics covered sanctions, enforcement actions, export controls, technology, and governance.Prakriti Srivastava, WCS-India Country Director, conducted a presentation throwing ligh...

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Online Training on ‘Counter Wildlife Trafficking’ for Goa Forest Department Officers

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Online Training on ‘Counter Wildlife Trafficking’ for Goa Forest Department Officers
(September 09, 2020) Wildlife Conservation Society-India, in collaboration with Goa Forest Department, organized a 2-hour webinar on ‘Counter Wildlife Trafficking’ for 44 DCFs, ACFs & RFOs from the Goa Forest department on 8th September. The focus of the webinar was on Key Provisions of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972, and Crime Scene Investigation. The webinar was inaugurated by Mr. Subhash Chandra, PCCF, Goa, and Mr. Santosh Kumar, APCCF, Goa. Ms. Pradipty Bhardwaj, Legal Trainer, WCS-India...

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Web-Workshop on ‘Countering Wildlife Trafficking’ for CBIC officials at NACIN-Shillong

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Web-Workshop on ‘Countering Wildlife Trafficking’ for CBIC officials at NACIN-Shillong
(August 27, 2020) On 27th August, WCS-India conducted a web-workshop on ‘Countering Wildlife Trafficking’ for newly recruited officers of National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics (NACIN)-Shillong. The web-workshop saw participation from 30 Customs Officers. Topics covered included Introduction to Wildlife Trafficking and the Role of Customs Department, Identification of Species (Native and Exotic) and Powers and Procedures under the Custom Act. These modules were delivered by resour...

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