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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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Jayanand Derekar Felicitated on Teacher's Day

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(September 10, 2018) Jayanand 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.Hiremat...

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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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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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