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Conservation Reference Series
by B.C. Choudhury, Samir Kumar Sinha, Arshad Hussain
The world's tallest flying bird and the state bird of Uttar Pradesh, the sarus crane was known to inhabit wetlands and agricultural lands in the state. Eighteen districts in the eastern part of the state were found to have cranes, when this area was not considered a stronghold of this species. This publication lists the 30 wetlands identified by Wildlife Trust of India, Tata Trusts and the UP Forest Department and helps prioritise areas for efforts for conservation of this magnificent species.
by Ritwick Dutta, Saurabh Sharma
This book (online edition) is in response to a need felt by field level forest and enforcement officers, lawyers, NGOs, activists and civil society in dealing with legal issues related to forests and wildlife. This book is a compilation of some of the most significant orders of the Supreme Court and the High Courts on the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in a single volume for ready reference.
by Vivek Menon, Sandeep Kumar Tiwari, P. S. Easa, R. Sukumar
This publication, brings together for the first time, a comprehensive listing of India's elephant corridors as listed and mapped by elephant experts, and certified by all state forest departments that are part of elephant range in the country. Securing these corridors so that elephants and other species can locally migrate between habitats is crucial to their survival.
by Surendra Varma, Prabal Sarkar and Vivek Menon
Ecology and conservation of Asian elephants in Kameng Elephant Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh. This report is the first detailed account of the distribution, threats and conservation status of the Asian elephant in the Kameng Elephant Reserve. Based out of a field station in Seijosa, Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary, this project has over seven years analysed the extent of man-animal conflict in the area and implemented mitigating measures.
by Vivek Menon, Rahul Kaul, Ritwick Dutta, NVK Ashraf and Prabal Sarkar
Over the last few years, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been assisting the Assam Forest Department and the Bodoland Territorial Council in bringing back Manas to its former glory. This includes strengthening its anti-poaching apparatus, bringing back key flagships such as the rhino and the elephant in pioneering rehabilitation projects and building capacity through technical workshops. This report is a chronicle of the work.
by Rahul Kaul, Sandeep Kumar Tiwari, Sunil Kyarong, Ritwick Dutta and Vivek Menon
Conserving the forests of Garo hills with elephants and gibbons as flagships. This report documents the declaration of village reserves in the Garo Hills - the Selbelgre Village Reserve forest to protect gibbons and the Siju-Aretika Village Reserve forest and Rewak Kosigre Village Reserve to secure a critical elephant corridor that was earlier identified by WTI and IFAW with support from the US Fish and Wildlife Services.
by Jacob V Cheeran
With a variety of synthetic poisons, pesticides and herbal toxins available, elephants have been at the receiving end in the last few years. Veterinarians, para-vet, wildlife managers and conservationists across India are facing situations where they need to react rapidly to cases of elephant poisoning. This reference volume, which lists out every known poison affecting Asian elephants, its symptoms, effects and antidotes, will thus prove handy to all those dealing with poisoned elephants.
by Vivek Menon, N.V.K. Ashraf, Prajna Panda and Kadambari Mainkar
Produced on the occassion of Kaziranga centenery 1905-2005. The result of man-made pressures and natural calamities is animals getting displaced from their habitats, necessitating human intervention. This publication describes the major issue of wildlife displacement in India arising due to man-wildlife conflict, the possible options for placement of different species, and the problems and prospects of taking up rehabilitation as a possible mitigation strategy.
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