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WCS-India Staff Come Together to Distribute Relief Materials to Communities During Lockdown

(May 13, 2020) During the COVID-19 lockdown, WCS-India staff came together to contribute personal funds towards the procurement and distribution of relief materials for communities they work with on the ground.WCS-India staff efforts also saw 185 families of Masthigudi and 60 families of Sollepura relocation center in Nagarahole receive more than 250 kits on April 26 at a time when essential items have been hard to come by.Field teams distributing relief materials in NagaraholeFunds were mobilized through staf...

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WCS-India Partners with Sathya Sai Seva Trust to Distribute Relief Materials in Sollepura

(May 11, 2020) WCS-India's COVID-19 relief work is ongoing in our Sollepura relocation center. We partnered with Sathya Sai Seva Trust, Mysore in order to distribute relief materials to 75 families in the Sollepura relocation center on May 9.Distribution of relief material in Sollepura relocation centerThe relief materials included food items, soaps, washing soaps and masks.Distribution of relief material in Sollepura relocation center"My sincere thanks to WCS-India team for their generous contribution towards...

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WCS-India Efforts Towards COVID-19 Relief Work Continue in Kawal

(May 08, 2020) WCS-India's efforts towards providing COVID-19 relief materials for forest communities continues with the distribution of relief material and sensitization of communities in Kawal.Distribution of masks in KawalThe WCS team has started distributing 750 masks, covering three villages – Mysempet-Gondiguda, Mysempet-Naikapoduguda, and Rampur. Before the masks are distributed, a 45-minute interactive awareness session is conducted on symptoms of COVID-19, how masks can help, social-distancing, ...

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Namdapha Tiger Reserve, NTCA and WCS-India organize workshop for field officials in Arunachal Pradesh

Namdapha Tiger Reserve, NTCA and WCS-India organize workshop for field officials in Arunachal Pradesh
(March 03, 2020) February 19, 2020: The Namdapha Tiger Reserve of Arunachal Pradesh, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Regional Office, Guwahati, and WCS-India conducted a training module for field personnel on wildlife law enforcement and combating wildlife trafficking at the headquarters of the Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh from Feb 19 to 21. Two researchers from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun (WII) were also invited to train field staff on the use of patrol software MSTrIPES dev...

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Attempts to give the bustard species a flying start

Attempts to give the bustard species a flying start
(February 28, 2020) The Great Indian Bustard has long been Critically Endangered, having disappeared from 90% of its former range in India. A Ministry of Environment report prepared by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimated a 75% reduction in population in the last 30 years. The largest remaining population is found in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Conservation efforts have intensified in the recent past, yet significant threats to the bird’s survival remain. The panel on ‘The Final Flight...

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Forest Range Officers in TN attend a full-fledged workshop on countering illegal wildlife trade

Forest Range Officers in TN attend a full-fledged workshop on countering illegal wildlife trade
(February 28, 2020) February 25, Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu Forest Academy (TNFA), the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and WCS-India organized a two-day workshop from February 25-26 aimed at building capacity of Forest Range Officers to detect wildlife contraband and improve investigation to ultimately facilitate higher conviction rates. As many as 28 Forest Range Officers from across the state attended the training arranged on the TNFA premises in Coimbatore. Forest Range Officers in TN attend a training on ille...

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WCS-India hosts a side event at CMS COP13 to discuss Marine Conservation

WCS-India hosts a side event at CMS COP13 to discuss Marine Conservation
(February 27, 2020) The 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) was hosted by India at Gandhinagar, Gujarat from the 15th to the 22nd of February, 2020. The theme of the meeting was ‘Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home’. The WCS-India Marine Conservation Program organised a side-event on 20th February, titled Navigating Troubled Waters: Conserving India’s Vast Marine...

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For conservation, it’s ecological boundaries that are critical, not political ones

For conservation, it’s ecological boundaries that are critical, not political ones
(February 26, 2020) The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), a field project of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – India, organised an event titled ‘Transboundary Conservation of Threatened Freshwater Fauna’ on February 20 at CMS CoP 13. The event was aimed towards transboundary issues and revolved around ways to garner international cooperation for conservation of certain iconic and threatened species such as the Northern River Terrapin, Gharial, Ganges River Dolphin and Hilsa.Panelists: (from left...

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All about Sharks and Rays conservation at WCS - India

(February 26, 2020) 26 February 2020, Bengaluru: Mr. Luke Warwick, Associate Director for Sharks and Rays program at WCS, New York, USA and Mr. Daniel Fernando, Co-Founder of the Blue Resources Trust in Sri Lanka, visited the WCS-India office in Bengaluru on February 26th. The day-long meeting involved Prakriti Srivastava, Director, WCS-India, and WCS-India’s Marine team briefing the visitors on the current projects and the upcoming Sharks and Rays project in India.Mr. Warwick spoke about the WCS’s Shar...

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WCS-India at CMS-CoP 13

(February 20, 2020) India is hosting the Thirteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CoP13 India) at Gandhinagar, Gujarat between the 15th and 22nd February 2020.The theme of this meeting is “Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home”.WCS-India is organizing four side-events, two events at the India Pavilion and an exhibition.15th February, 2020 (Day 1)Exhibition: An exhibition ...

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