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WCS India Country Director Releases Statement In Support Of Karnataka Forest Department

On behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India, Prakriti Srivastava, the Country Director has released a statement in support of the Forest Officers of Karnataka, denouncing the fallacious FIR filed against them following a case of Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC), that resulted in the death of a person in Kodagu district of Karnataka.

Jammu and Kashmir Bans Use Of Polythene

Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Board on December 23, 2017 issued a formal order banning  polythene carry bags across the state.

Sanctuary Grant For Rajasthan’s Crane Conservationist

The Sanctuary Nature Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a monetary grant worth Rs. 50,000/- from its flagship Mud on Boots Project to grassroots conservationist Sevaram Malli Parihar for his conservation work in Rajasthan.

NTCA To Conduct Tiger Census In Gujarat After 26 Years

The possibility of an extant tiger population in Gujarat has caused a spurt of excitement in conservation circles. After 26 years, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has included the Dang district, bordering Nashik, in the official tiger census, which begins this month.

WCS Conservationists And Partners Honored With Sanctuary Wildlife Awards

Conservationists and partners with the Bengaluru-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) -India received multiple awards at the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards event held in Mumbai yesterday. The awardees included Mr. Jayachandran S, Mr. Shashank Dalvi, Mr. Nikit Surve and Ms. Vaishali…

Dia Mirza Is India’s UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Actor and environmentalist Dia Mirza has been chosen as United Nations (UN) Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India.

Mud On Boots Project Leaders Felicitated At Balipara Awards

Three Project Leaders of Sanctuary's Mud on Boots Project were recognised for their contribution to conservation at the the 5th Balipara Foundation Awards held in Guwahati, Assam on November 2, 2017.

Gerry Martin Leads Workshop For Sanctuary’s Project Leaders

On November 14, 2017, Gerry Martin, Founder of The Gerry Martin Project and one of India’s leading herpetologists, conducted a training workshop for Sanctuary’s three Mud on Boots Project Leaders in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh.

Human-Elephant Conflict Renders 21 Families Homeless

In another instance of Human-Elephant Conflict, a herd of elephants has entered and damaged parts of the village of Raitrai, Dharamjaigarh, over the past 14 days. The herd destroyed 17 homes in its wake rendering 21 families homeless.

Eco Celebrations In Lower Dibang Valley

The Reh Festival Committee of  Roing marked its Golden Jubilee, choosing the path of eco-spirituality by organising a 26 km marathon on the last day of the National Wildlife Week.