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Awareness programmes to be held across the country during Wildlife Week
NOIDA, October 1, 2013: Students across the country will be a part of the special series of awareness activities on the occasion of the annual wildlife week beginning tomorrow. The Animal Action Education programme with the theme ‘Elephants, Never Forget’ - retained in view of the upcoming International Elephant Congress and Ministerial Meet in New Delhi this November, will engage school children with issues on elephant conservation and welfare.
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Sub-adult tigers successfully shifted to Biological Park Itanagar from Roing
Itanagar, September 30, 2013: Two sub-adult Royal Bengal tigers, being hand-raised for rehabilitation back to the wild, have been safely shifted from Mini Zoo-Roing (AP) to Biological Park Itanagarby IFAW-WTI team assisting the Forest Department and the NTCA.
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99 households get ‘Grain-for-Grain’ relief in Nagaland
Pangti (Wokha, Nagaland), September 20, 2013: 99 households located in human-elephant conflict prone areas of Wokha district received 4950 kg rice as ‘grain-for-grain’ relief through a Rapid Action Project (RAP) to assist elephant conservation efforts in the state.
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Training and Equipping Frontline Forest Staff in Maharashtra
Nagzira-Navegaon, September 20, 2013: This week saw the start of a 12-day long training session of frontline forest staff by IFAW-WTI in the Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary and Navegaon National Park in Maharashtra.
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Six hand-reared bear cubs to be rehabilitated in Mehao
Roing (Arunachal Pradesh), September 19 2013: Four displaced Asiatic black bear cubs are on their way back to the wild in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, after months of care at the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) at Pakke Tiger Reserve. At Mehao, they will join two other cubs that are currently being hand-reared, for rehabilitation.
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Otter pups found floating on hyacinth, admitted for hand-rearing
Kaziranga (Assam), September 10, 2013: Three smooth-coated otter pups rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last week are currently being hand-reared at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC).
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Pampore
Fight for flight: Securing wetlands for migratory birds in Kashmir
Srinagar, September 5, 2013: In a historic moment for wildlife in Kashmir, the Wildlife Department officially took over 1400 Kanals of wetland from the state’s Revenue Department this morning at a small ceremony at Town Hall, Pampore. This brings four wetlands where several species of migratory birds are seen during their transit to the South, under the purview of the J&K Wildlife Protection Act.
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Two poachers get three-year jail term in UP
Lakhimpur (U.P.), September 2, 2013: In a second conviction assisted by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in the country in less than two weeks, two poachers were sentenced to three years imprisonment on Friday by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.
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Six poachers convicted in landmark judgment in Karnataka
Kollegal, August 30, 2013: The Judicial Magistrates Court of Kollegal, Karnataka issued a celebrated judgment last week as it convicted six persons under the Wild Life Protection Act 1972. The accused had been caught while exiting the Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve with leg traps in July 2012.
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Conservation awareness for school children in Roing
Roing (Arunachal Pradesh), August 29, 2013: The Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department assisted by IFAW-WTI organised a wildlife and conservation awareness programme for school children of Intaya Public School in Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, today.
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Celebrating Nilgiris: National Conference begins
Ooty, August 29, 2013: Commemorating the completion of silver jubilee of India’s first biosphere reserve – the Nilgiris, experts from diverse backgrounds have congregated here for the National Conference on Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve to celebrate the occasion, share learning and recommit themselves to secure this unique natural heritage.
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Naga villages pledge to save Amur Falcons
Dimapur, August 27, 2013: Dimapur (Nagaland), August 27, 2013: Marking a significant milestone for conservation of Amur falcons in the northeast Indian state of Nagaland, three villages in Wokha district have pledged to save the migratory raptor in Doyang Reservoir - its largest roosting site in the country.
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Tusker involved in conflict safely translocated to wild
Nagaon, Assam, August 27, 2013: A sub-adult wild tusker stranded in human-dominated area in Nagaon district of Assam was successfully translocated to the wild. The exhaustive two-day rescue operation was carried out by the Forest Department assisted by IFAW-WTI team, local elephant experts, mahouts and phandies, with local police and paramilitary forces fencing the crowd of thousands.
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Confessions of a Tiger Poacher (Part 2)
August 19, 2013: Fifteen kilometres inside a tiger reserve, where tigers, leopards, elephants freely roam, Jose Louies was part of a search party out on a mission to recover tiger traps hidden by a four-member gang of tiger poachers. This is the second part of the long conversation with the poacher who led them - Dale Singh. (Read Part 1)
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Chhattisgarh frontline staff to undergo wildlife crime prevention training
Chhattisgarh, August 19, 2013: One hundred and twenty frontline staff deputed to protect wildlife in Udanti and Sitanadi Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh will be trained and freshly equipped with field kits which will include necessities such as jackets, caps, torches etc., by the Forest Department assisted by IFAW-WTI.
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Monsoon cleaning in Mithapur
Mithapur, August 12, 2013: Beaches are unarguably one of the most inspiring spaces, full of infinite possibilities and the unending horizon. Mithapur’s beaches are no different. Continually washed by the Arabian Sea, the water not only plays host to hundreds of different marine organisms, but is also bejeweled by a spectrum of corals that line the shore.
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Quick action by authorities saves calf from displacement
Kaziranga, August 6, 2013: Quick and proactive action by the Assam Forest Department officials and local people saved an elephant calf from being displaced from its natal herd in Golaghat district. The calf stuck in a tea garden ditch was rescued and reunited with its natal herd.
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Uncovering Valmiki’s treasures: Four more species added to the Tiger Reserve baseline
Valmiki Tiger Reserve, August 6, 2013:Evidence of three more species has been found in the once-neglected Valmiki Tiger Reserve during the past two months. A crab-eating mongoose, a yellow-throated marten and a Himalayan serow were captured in camera traps in the once-neglected tiger reserve.
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Celebrating our guardians of the wild
NOIDA, July 31, 2013:Today on World Ranger Day, we express our deepest gratitude towards these brave guardians of the wild (Van Rakshak), who battle it out with poachers and natural elements every single day of their lives. Read about our forest guards from all over the country, and from people who have worked with them for decades.
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Workshop to discuss impact of regional media in wildlife conservation in Kerala
Wayanad, July 31, 2013: With the aim of facilitating a discussion about the significance of media in the field of wildlife conservation, a media workshop was held on Saturday in Bathery, Kerala, by the Kerala State Forest Department and WTI, with the Press Club of Wayanad.
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Simplipal
Ten hunters put down their bows and arrows in Simlipal
Mayurbhanj (Odisha), July 29, 2013:
Ten Ho tribesmen living in and around Simlipal Tiger Reserve have put down their traditional hunting weapons vowing to not hunt wild animals again. This followed a series of awareness drives conducted by as part of a Rapid Action Project implemented by the forest department, WTI and DSWF.

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Karbi
Search lights to help mitigate human-elephant conflict in Karbi Anglong
Karbi Anglong, July 25, 2013:
In an effort to mitigate human-elephant conflict in nine high conflict prone villages of Karbi Anglong, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) distributed search lights to aid the locals to keep watch during peak conflict seasons.

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Boat
IFAW-WTI provide boats to assist anti-poaching and animal rescue in Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga, July 14, 2013:
The International Fund for Animal Welfare - Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) has provided 35 boats to the Kaziranga National Park authorities to assist in anti-poaching patrolling in the flood-prone UNESCO World Heritage that houses more than 70% of the world's greater one horned rhinoceros.

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Ontai
Like a stone: A little known story of a beloved IFAW-WTI animal keeper, Ontai
Kaziranga, July 12, 2013:
The civil unrest of the 80's in Assam forced a number of young people to give up their studies and take up professions which weren't necessarily on the right side of the law. One such young man was Maheshwar Basumatary (Ontai) from the area now known as Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District, under the jurisdiction of the Bodoland Territorial Council.

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Fishing community
Baby Boom: Whale shark pup reports shoot up in Gujarat
Veraval, July 11, 2013:
In March this year, we received first cogent evidence of whale shark pups being found along the Gujarat coast.When the fisherman reported the incident to us, he was unaware of the flutter this serendipitous discovery would create.

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Calf
Conservationists cheer as third rehabilitated rhino gives birth in Manas
Manas (Bodoland, Assam), July 5, 2013: As preparations to tackle potential flood emergencies are on at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), good news poured in for the rehabilitators, as yet another rhino hand-reared here gave birth to a healthy calf in the wild in Manas National Park.
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Flood prep
CWRC team prepares for floods in Kaziranga
Kaziranga, July 5, 2013: Floods in Kaziranga National Park are an annual occurrence, which claim the lives of many animals every single year. The IFAW-WTI-run Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), in the vicinity, has been assisting the Forest Department for many years in rescuing animals from various parts of the park and rehabilitating them back to the wild whenever possible.
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Agatti
A message on conserving corals rides through Lakshadweep
Agatti, June 30, 2013: Earlier this month, as the World Oceans Day was celebrated internationally, a small group of enthusiasts including the Forest Department, local NGOs, fishermen and even the Police in Agatti, Lakshadweep islands, organised a rally to spread awareness on the plight of the corals.
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Calf
Rhino calves to be brought up together in Manas
Kaziranga (Assam), June 28, 2013: A rescued rhino calf, Purabi, under care at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was moved to Manas National Park today, to join an orphaned rhino calf being hand-reared there. This is being done to increase the rehabilitation prospects of the latter, which has been deprived of company of its kind since its mother was poached early this year.
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Skin
Leopard skin, bones and guns seized; eight arrested
Mahabaleshwar, June 25, 2013: Eight people including a police constable were arrested for illegal wildlife trade and possession of animal articles in an extensive operation over the last few months.
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Health camp
Free health camp in Karbi Anglong
Karbi Anglong, June 18, 2013: A free Medical Health Camp was organised for local people in Kalapahar-Doigurung Elephant Corridor dependent villages last Friday. 
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PoV
Rocking hard for wildlife- POV tours India with GNR lead guitarist ‘Bumblefoot’
New Delhi, June 11, 2013: Wildlife conservation in India is all set to receive a new supporter over the next few days as Wildlife Trust of India ties up with the acclaimed UAE band 'Point of View'. The new association ensures part proceeds of album sales being donated to WTI.
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Black Bear
Black bear cubs radio collared and rehabilitated in Arunchal Pradesh
Roing, June 6, 2013: Four Asiatic black bears were set free in the wild in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, following months-long hand-raising and rehabilitation efforts by IFAW-WTI. Three of them were radio-collared to facilitate post-release monitoring.
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Calf
Displaced elephant calf joins herd at CWRC
Kaziranga, May 30, 2013: An elephant calf admitted to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) three months ago is now stable and has been welcomed by the four others being hand-reared by IFAW-WTI for reintegration in the wild.
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Mainao
Bringing back Manas: The rhino that started it all gives birth
Manas, June 2, 2013: Mainao - the first rhino to walk Manas National Park kickstarting the crucial reintroduction in 2006, has given birth to a healthy calf. Early this morning, the mother and calf were sighted at the Rupahi Camp in Bhuyanpara range of Manas NP.
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Signing
Land purchased at relocation site to secure elephant corridor
Sar Kro, May 29, 2013: Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has purchased over six acres of land to set up a model ethnic Karbi village to facilitate voluntary relocation of all families of Ram Terang village, currently located within the Kalapahar-Doigurung Elephant Corridor.
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Kits
Forest staff in D’ering WLS equipped with field kits
D’ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, May 24, 2013: To help the forest staff at the frontline in D’ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh in their duties, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) equipped them with field kits under a Rapid Action Project (RAP) supported by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF).
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Aircel
Unveiling a new beginning in the Dudhwa landscape
Lucknow, May 24, 2013:Lucknow today saw the unveiling by Aircel India of a Rapid Response Vehicle run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), with support from the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department, as the company formally announced their CSR tie up with the organisation.
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CookStove
Small initiative, big saving: Improved cooking stoves to save a thousand trees in Greater Manas
Greater Manas, May 23, 2013: To help reduce tree-felling in Greater Manas, IFAW-WTI is helping install improved cooking stoves in local households in the region. With these stoves installed in 182 households so far, at least 1000 trees may be saved annually, as fuel consumption is reduced by about one kg per person per day.
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Binturong
Rare binturong (Bearcat) admitted to CWRC
Nagaon (Assam), May 22, 2013: A binturong also known as a Bearcat was admitted to the Assam Forest Department-IFAW-WTI run Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC). This is for the first time in the CWRC’s decade-long history that this species has been rescued.
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Rhino
A rhino responds to Shobhaa De
May 14, 2013: A rhino we met thinks that it’s really quite unfair that Shobhaa De has compared his species to human beings in their most despicable form – politicians. Read his argument here.
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MoU
MoU signed with Odisha Govt to help mitigate train hits
Odisha, May 10, 2013: To devise a strategy to save the national heritage animal from train hits in the state, the Department of Forests and Environment, Government of Odisha, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today.
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  Foundation Locals to voluntarily relocate from corridor for elephants
Karbi Anglong, May 8 2013: Marking a significant milestone in efforts to secure a crucial elephant corridor in northeast India, residents of an entire village have literally put down in stone, their willingness to voluntarily relocate outside the corridor to provide a right of passage for elephants.
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Veraval (Gujarat), May 6, 2013: A new-born whale shark pup recently freed by fishermen in Gujarat after being found caught in a fishing net, has indicated that the world’s largest fish may be breeding here.
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New Delhi, May 3, 2013: The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) this week launched ‘The story of Asia’s elephants’ - a book by its trustee and an expert on Asian elephants - Dr Raman Sukumar. The book was unveiled by Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, eminent scholar and Padma Vibhushan awardee.
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Dudhwa, April 29, 2013: The Rehmankhera tiger captured from the outskirts of Lucknow last April after having kept conservationists and locals on tenterhooks for several months, has now successfully spent a year in the wild in Dudhwa landscape.
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Wayanad, April 27, 2013: Being a field officer with the Wildlife Trust of India, working for the securement of Wayanad (elephant) Corridor, Ramith M regularly walks down the corridor trying to track elephant herds using it. He describes one of his most fascinating experiences with the astounding animals on a walk through the forest.
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Hand-reared buffalo moved into wild
Hand-reared rhino makes history - gives birth in the wild
Nilgai Rescued from a 30-feet deep well in South-West Delhi
Accused gets 3-year imprisonment for illegal possession of tiger, leopard skins
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Kaziranga, Assam, April 26, 2013: A male wild buffalo has returned to the forest, after more than two years under human care, since it was found as a week-old calf displaced from its mother near Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park.
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Manas (Bodoland), April 22, 2013: A rhino, hand-reared by people and rehabilitated in Manas National Park as part of the species reintroduction programme, has given birth in the wild, for the first time in the country.
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Delhi, April 18, 2013: A sub-adult male nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), weighing approximately 200 kg, was rescued from a 30-feet deep dry well in the Vasant Kunj ridge area near the Rajokri forest today afternoon.
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Delhi, April 18, 2013: In a landmark case, Romesh Sharma, was convicted for illegal possession of tiger and leopard skins and sentenced to three years imprisonment by the Court of the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Special Acts), in the capital this week.
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