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Read the thoughts of Dr. Anish Andheria, President, WCT, on the evolution of Wildlife Conservation in India.

July, 2018

Wildlife Conservation Trust

The unique thing that separates India from all other countries is its culture which advocates compassion for forests and wildlife, the primary reason why despite a population size of 1.3 billion people, acute poverty across several states, an increasing inequity between the rich and the poor and huge pressures on our natural resources, we have conserved our wildlife including large mammals such as tigers, elephants, one-horned rhinoceros, snow leopards, etc., which is a herculean task considering the conflict that arises when people interact with these species.

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Should Art Kill Its Muse?

Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVIII No. 6, June 2018.

Should Art Kill Its Muse -Wildlife Conservation Trust

Could art be cruel? Could it kill? The purpose of art, among others, is also the portrayal and appreciation of beauty. How can it then be self-defeating and exterminate the very forms of life that are its muse?

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Tightening The Noose On Wildlife Crime

Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVIII No. 6, June 2018.

Tightening The Noose On Wildlife Crime -Wildlife Conservation Trust

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With crime at an all-time high, and conviction at an all-time low, Wildlife Conservation Trust’s training on law and forensics for forest guards aims to turn the tide.

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Tiger conservation is not about saving one tiger

TOI, May, 2018.

Dr Anish Andheria - Wildlife Conservation Trust

Dr. Anish Andheria, a naturalist at heart, has invested nearly two decades of his life in fighting conservation battles. His immense knowledge about natural history and terrestrial ecosystems help him build strategies to achieve a win-win for both people and wildlife.

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Roads To Nowhere – Roadkills – A Citizen Science Initiative

Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVIII No. 4, April 2018.

Roadkills – A Citizen Science Initiative - WCT - Sanctuary Asia

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Wildlife Conservation Trust engages concerned citizens to collect data on mortality of wild animals on roads, railway lines and irrigation canals across the country through a mobile-based application namely Roadkills.

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Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Camera Trapping Outside Protected Areas

Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVIII No. 4, April 2018.

Camera Trapping Outside Protected Areas -Wildlife Conservation Trust

President of the Wildlife Conservation Trust Anish Andheria provides a first-hand account of the remarkable work being done by the organisation to monitor forests outside the protected area network of central India.

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Meet Dr. Anish Andheria – Scientist, Naturalist, Conservationist, Photographer

Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVIII No. 2, February 2018.

Dr Anish Andheria - Wildlife Conservation Trust

Photo by Shashank Dalvi

Meet Dr. Anish Andheria, President, Wildlife Conservation Trust, who speaks to Bittu Sahgal about how nature took over his life, his inspirations and the conservation challenges ahead of us all at a point in time when climate change is rapidly moving into higher gear.

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Proven: Eurasian Otters found in India
June 11, 2016

Press Release - Eurasian Otters found in India

Camera trap photos from a study conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) and the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department (MPFD) have revealed the presence of Eurasian Otters in India.

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Protecting corridors key to increasing tiger numbers

February 28, 2016

LetsTalkTigers - Wildlife Conservation Trust

TOI talks to Aditya Joshi from Wildlife Conservation Trust to understand the significance of the latest 140km dispersal of a tiger from Tadoba’s Kolsa range to Umarzari in Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR).

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Updates on the Wildlife Conservation Trust-supported Consultation on Tiger Conservation in the Central Indian Landscape
December 21, 2015

Press Release - Consultation on Tiger Conservation

The first day of the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT)-supported workshop on tiger conservation in the Central Indian Landscape (CIL) has drawn to a close and the foundation for a long-term partnership between the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Forest Departments (MFD and MPFD respectively) is being formed.

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WCT is hosting a consultation to promote inter-state collaboration on tiger conservation
December 21, 2015

Press release - Promote inter-state collaboration on tiger conservation

The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) is facilitating a consultation between the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Forest Departments and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on landscape-level tiger conservation in Central India on December 21 and 22, 2015.

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Tiger Estimation outside PAs in Maharashtra
June 02, 2015

Press Release - Tiger Estimation outside PAs in Maharashtra

A first-of-its-kind tiger estimation study conducted by the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) in areas outside Protected Areas (PAs) of the Chandrapur District of Maharashtra has revealed the presence of 48 adult tigers. This pushes the number of tigers in the district to 120 including 72 living inside the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (as per the 2014 tiger estimation report).

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Site Security Training for STPF officials
February 23, 2015

Press Release - Site Security Training for STPF officials

WCT, in association with Panthera, is conducting a first-of-its-kind ‘Site Security Training’ for officials of the Special Tiger Protection Task Force (STPF) of the Pench and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserves.

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