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New railway lines set to cut through 13 tiger corridors

The Times of India, November 2018.

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Wildlife experts state Indian Railways have taken up trebling of railway line network sans mitigation measures which will cut multiple corridors in Central Indian Tiger Landscape (CITL). A third line to be added to major trunk routes threatens the viability of tigers in CITL.

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Is Maharashtra creating man-eaters?

National Herald, November 2018.

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Maharashtra is one of seven states that fall under the CIL, one of the most viable regions from the perspective of global tiger conservation. Despite this, existing knowledge on tiger ecology and factors that threaten their existence…

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3 tiger cubs mowed by train in Vidarbha forest

DownToEarth, November 2018

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Roads, railways, canals and power lines are linear infrastructures that potentially fragment the habitat of wild animals and act as epicentres of fatal accidents for innumerable wild species, small and big.

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[Interview: Anish Andheria] ‘Citizen science can help reduce wildlife mortality’

Mongabay India, October 2018

Wildlife Conservation TrustWCT President Dr. Anish Andheria spoke to Mongabay India on the burning conservation issues of our time: roadkills and their mitigation, forest fragmentation and the spread of diseases from domestic to wild animals, the faulty implementation of the Forest Rights Act, and the step-motherly treatment meted out to India’s forest guards.

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Mumbaikars take part in a panel discussion on ‘Wildlife and the City’

The Times of India, September 2018

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Read the insights shared by WCT President, Dr. Anish Andheria and WCT trustee, Bittu Sahgal on wildlife living in city scapes.

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Delving into the wild side

The Asian Age, September 2018

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Human beings are compassionate towards wildlife but the perception that gets built up because of wrong science and wrong project clearances, is what creates man-animal conflicts.

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Green Hope

Mid-day, August 2018

Widlife Conservation Trust A panel of conservationists and environmental activists discuss challenges wildlife faces in urban India.

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MSTrIPES – A Protective Web For India’s Tiger Forests

Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVIII No. 8, August 2018

MSTrIPES – A Protective Web For India’s Tiger Forests - WCT - MediaIn 2010, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) along with the Wildlife Institute of India, launched MSTrIPES. Short for Monitoring System for Tigers – Intensive Protection and Ecological Status, this vital tool is a patrol-based wildlife monitoring GIS database, designed to assist wildlife protection, monitoring, and management of Protected Areas.

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Photo by Dr. Anish Andheria

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Protecting Our Protectors – Health Challenges Faced By India’s Frontline Forest Staff

Sanctuary Asia, Vol. XXXVIII No. 8, August 2018

Protecting Our Protectors-WCT-MediaIndia’s frontline forest staff risk life and limb every day as they set out for their patrols. From chasing and confronting timber smugglers or illegal fishers, to being attacked or bitten by wild animals, these unsung heroes suffer injuries ranging from fractures and snake bites to bullet wounds.

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Parley with the Mind

Hornbill, July 2017

Rushikesh Chavan - Hornbill - WCTForest guards patrol forests in some of the most challenging environments, they are pivotal protectors of elephants. The present survival challenge is probably the toughest that elephants have faced in the five million years of their existence.

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

WIF India, July 2018

Wildlife Conservation Trust-Wifi-IndiaThe 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…

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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-MediaCould 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-TrustWith 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

The Times of India, May 2018.

Dr Anish Andheria - Wildlife Conservation Trust - MediaDr. 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 - MediaWildlife 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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Photo by Sheetal Navgire

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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-MediaPresident 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.

Meet-Dr-Anish-Andheria-Wildlife-Conservation-TrustMeet 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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Photo by Shashank Dalvi

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It’s all about us!

Hornbill, January 2017

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Forests are not only magnets to rainfall, they have a very high aesthetic value in our lives and we are hard-wired to enjoy them.

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Proven: Eurasian Otters found in India
June 11, 2016

Press Release - Eurasian Otters found in India-WCT

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

The Times of India, February 28, 2016

Protecting corridors key to increasing tiger numbers-WCTTOI 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-WCT-MediaThe 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

Tiger Estimation outside PAs in Maharashtra-WCT-MediaA 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 officialsWCT, 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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