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Kaziranga National Park, Assam, February 14, 2017: Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Elephant Family, in a joint venture with Duarbagori Cooperative Society Limited (DBCSL) have developed a cadre of local individuals called the Green Corridor Champions (GCC) to help secure three important elephant corridors – Amguri, Kanchanjuri and Deosur – in the Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape. Read more
Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, February 13, 2017: A Wildlife Trust of India Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) unit rescued a Russell’s viper from a deep well in the Baripada Division of Similipal Biosphere Reserve (SBR) on February 11. The rescue operation was conducted in cooperation with staff recruited specially by the SBR Field Director and RCCF’s office for wildlife rescues. Read more
Gelephu, Bhutan, February 13, 2017: As part of the ongoing efforts to train, equip and boost the morale of forest department personnel in Bhutan, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), in partnership with the Government of Bhutan’s Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), conducted a two-day technical workshop on Call Data Records (CDR) analysis for a select group of enforcement officials on February 2 and 3. Read more
Bhimrana, Gujarat, February 10, 2017: In order to build awareness about the importance of coral reef ecosystems and create a sense of involvement in coral reef conservation among local fishing communities, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), in association with Tata Chemicals Ltd (TCL) and the Gujarat Forest Department, organised a community awareness programme late last month at the fishing village of Bhimrana under the Mithapur Coral Reef Recovery Project. Read more
Jaipur, Rajasthan, February 7, 2017: Makar Sankranti, the traditional Indian harvest festival that falls annually in January, is an occasion for celebration throughout the country. In north and western India, particularly in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, the festivities traditionally include kite flying. Read more
Kunhimangalam, Kerala, February 6, 2017: A one-day mangrove awareness camp was organised for schoolchildren on February 2, celebrated as World Wetlands Day to mark the signing of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands in 1971, at the WTI-Apollo Tyres Kannur Kandal (Mangrove Conservation) Project site in Kunhimangalam. Read more
The injured wild buffalo at Hokunguri Tea Estate before it was chemically immobilised by the CWRC MVS team Tinsukia, Assam, February 6, 2017: A Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) team from IFAW-WTI’s Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) chemically immobilised and provided supportive treatment to an injured female wild buffalo at the Hokunguri Tea Estate, Tinsukia district, on February 4. Read more
Sultanpur National Park, February 2, 2017: Today is World Wetlands Day, established as such in 1997 to mark the adoption of the intergovernmental Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971. It is a day to raise awareness about the value of wetlands, which provide vital ecological services such as groundwater recharge, water purification, moderation of flood and drought conditions, and preservation of biodiversity. Read more
The Improved Livestock Management Camp underway at the community centre, New Ram Terang New Ram Terang, Karbi Anglong, January 30, 2017: Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund (JTEF) recently organised an awareness camp on improved livestock management practices for the villagers of New Ram Terang in the Karbi Anglong Hills of Assam. Read more
Haa Dzongkhag, Bhutan, January 31, 2017: A Wildlife Crime Prevention training workshop for frontline staff of the Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve and Haa Territorial Range was conducted yesterday in Haa, Bhutan, by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with Bhutan’s Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS). Twenty-seven field personnel participated in the training. Read more
Jaipur, Rajasthan, January 30, 2017: Leopards occupy the highest trophic level in the forests of Rajasthan’s Jaipur district. The best stealth predators among India’s big cats, they are highly adaptable and particularly adept at living close to human habitations – which, given the increased degradation and encroachment of their forest homes by humans in recent years, they have had to be in order to survive. Read more
Attitudes towards wildlife, both ugly and enlightened, rise to the fore in conflict cases. Sudheer KS and Nagaraj Bhat share their experiences of both. Read more
WTI Advocate Abhimanyu Mann conducts a session on the Wild Life (Protection) Act during the joint workshop at UJALA, Nainital Bhowali, Nainital, January 25, 2017: The Uttarakhand Animal Welfare Board (UAWB) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) last month organised a joint workshop to sensitise judges and prosecuting officers about animal protection laws and in particular, the Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972. Read more
The first Review and Monitoring Committee meeting for the preparation of OSCOW-MAG in progress in Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar, January 20, 2017: As part of the process of preparing the Odisha State Comprehensive Wildlife Management Guidance (OSCOW-MAG), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) conducted the first Review and Monitoring Committee (RMC) meeting under the project on January 17, to update the Government of Odisha on the progress relating to the preparation of the guidance documents. Read more
Rajaji Tiger Reserve, January 20, 2016: WTI today announced that the Chilla-Motichur Elephant Corridor, a vital habitat linkage between the Chilla and Motichur Ranges of Rajaji Tiger Reserve, has now been declared free of human habitation. Read more
Sundarban National Park, West Bengal, January 11, 2017: In a bid to engage with local communities affected by human-tiger conflict in the Gurguria Bhubaneswari Gram Panchayat in Sundarban National Park, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), as part of a Rapid Action Project launched last November with support from Mr Kannan Jayaraman under its Wild Aid division, has conducted a number of sensitisation programmes aimed at conflict mitigation in the area. Read more
Weavers, trainers and dignitaries at the inauguration of the ‘Manas Kanamakra Weaving Centre’ for Bodo women Rangijhora, Chirang, Assam, January 09, 2017: With a view to encouraging ecologically appropriate livelihoods that reduce the dependence of local communities on wild habitats, IFAW-WTI, in association with the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) and Assam Forest Department, inaugurated a community managed learning and weaving centre for Bodo women weavers on January 6. Read more
Kaziranga National Park, Assam, January 8, 2017: A male elephant calf, about eight months old, was rescued by workers from a drain in the Dhendai Tea Estate and brought by forest department personnel to CWRC on the evening of January 6. Read more
BVIEER, Pune, January 6, 2017: WTI has launched a Conservation Action Series publication titled ‘A Dance to Forget: The Story of the Eradication of Sloth Bear Dancing from India’, at the 17th International Wildlife Law Conference being held at BVIEER Read more
 
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