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Chhattisgarh Human-Elephant Conflict: Three Killed

In May 2019, farmers in the Dharamjaigarh block of the Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh faced severe crop depredation from wild elephants. According to information shared by activist and Sanctuary's Mud on Boots Project Leader Sajal Madhu, four herds of 53 elephants in total have been causing panic in four gram panchayats in the region. The distressed community is now also afraid to visit the forests. This is worrisome…

Snakebite Awareness Camp For Kids In Mysore District

In April 2019, Sanctuary’s Project Leaders Sandhya Rani and Marina Juliet conducted a three day snakebite awareness camp at The Gerry Martin Project (TGMP) field station in Karnataka. The camp was organised in collaboration between TGMP and Humane…

Workshops For Forest Officials, Students In Dakshina Kannada

To mark World Forest Day and World Sparrow Day, which respectively fall on the 20th and 21st of March, Sanctuary's Project Leader Bhuvaneshwara HC led  workshops on the importance of forests and conservation for over 100 students from two schools and one college. He also led a discussion on the sustainability of harvesting non timber forest produce with 68 forest officials from the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka…

Sacred Grove Clean-Up In Sindhudurg

On March 10, 2019, Sanctuary's Mud on Boots Project Leader Malhar Indulkar led 15 students on a clean-up drive at Maulichi kond, a sacred grove along the Terekhol river in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.

Sea Turtle Conservation Workshop For Kids In Goa

On Feburary 13, 2019, 10 children from the Terra Conscious Learning Centre in Goa went on a field trip to Morjim beach. Here, they spent two hours with Rajan Halankar, a veteran grassroots conservationist who has served the Forest Department for 25 years, and learnt about the olive Ridley turtle.

Five Grassroots Wildlife Conservationists Receive Sanctuary Support

On January 28, 2019, the Sanctuary Nature Foundation welcomed five new members into its fold. These individuals have been selected as Project Leaders under Sanctuary’s Mud on Boots Project, a two-year booster programme designed to recognise and empower grassroots-level wildlife conservationists. Over the next two years, the Project Leaders will receive a monetary grant and other strategic support from Sanctuary in…

MoEFCC Requests Cooperation From Power Ministries To Save GIB

On January 7,2019, exactly a month after the the collaborative campaign to save the Great Indian Bustard was launched by Conservation India, The Corbett Foundation and Sanctuary Nature Foundation, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change sent urgent communications to Rajasthan, Gujarat and the Ministries of Power, and New and Renewable Energy on the issue.

Chhattisgarh Elephant Crisis, Herd Enters Korba City

On December 26, 2018, the ongoing human-elephant conflict crisis in Chhattisgarh reached a boiling point when a herd of elephants entered Korba city.

Felicitation For Sanctuary Project Leader

On 26 November 2018, Sanctuary's Mud on Boots Project Leader Sajal Madhu was honoured with the Neelkanth Samman in New Delhi. The award was bestowed upon him by Kabir Ke Log, a local organisation from Patna and Centre for Dalit Studies, India Foundation.

Human-Elephant Conflict In Karnataka

Read how members of the voluntary organisation Vanodaya Wildlife Trust undertake exceptional efforts to support the Forest Department and victims of human-elephant conflict around the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka.

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