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  • Tropical forest ungulates are threatened due to a multitude of factors, one of the most serious being hunting for bushmeat. Large and medium-sized ungulates form preferred prey for large carnivores (e.g. tigers, dholes), as well as play important roles in forest ecosystems. Local hunting is widespre...
  • Tropical forest ungulates are threatened due to a multitude of factors, one of the most serious being hunting for bushmeat. Large and medium-sized ungulates form preferred prey for large carnivores (e.g. tigers, dholes), as well as play important roles in forest ecosystems. Local hunting is widespre...
  • Tropical forest ungulates are threatened due to a multitude of factors, one of the most serious being hunting for bushmeat. Large and medium-sized ungulates form preferred prey for large carnivores (e.g. tigers, dholes), as well as play important roles in forest ecosystems. Local hunting is widespre...
  • Tropical forest ungulates are threatened due to a multitude of factors, one of the most serious being hunting for bushmeat. Large and medium-sized ungulates form preferred prey for large carnivores (e.g. tigers, dholes), as well as play important roles in forest ecosystems. Local hunting is widespre...
  • Tropical forest ungulates are threatened due to a multitude of factors, one of the most serious being hunting for bushmeat. Large and medium-sized ungulates form preferred prey for large carnivores (e.g. tigers, dholes), as well as play important roles in forest ecosystems. Local hunting is widespre...
  • Forest Owlet Survey - Located along the Satpura hills amidst teak trees, Toranmal is a popular hill station in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra. Apart from this, Toranmal is also known to support the rare and endemic forest owlet. The records of forest owlet dates back to the 19th century (1874 by...
  • Forest Owlet Survey - Located along the Satpura hills amidst teak trees, Toranmal is a popular hill station in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra. Apart from this, Toranmal is also known to support the rare and endemic forest owlet. The records of forest owlet dates back to the 19th century (1874 by...
  • Forest Owlet Survey - Located along the Satpura hills amidst teak trees, Toranmal is a popular hill station in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra. Apart from this, Toranmal is also known to support the rare and endemic forest owlet. The records of forest owlet dates back to the 19th century (1874 by...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...

  • Koyna Private Forests - The Western Ghats, also known as the Sahyadri, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world and harbours several rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Mālki forests (forests on private land) are extensively found in the Western Ghats. Mālki forests are very...
  • Wildlife survey in buffer zone of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve - Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is a recently constituted tiger reserve in Maharashtra Western Ghats consisting of Koyna Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park. The buffer zone around the tiger reserve consists of reserved forests and private land.Howe...
  • Wildlife survey in buffer zone of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve - Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is a recently constituted tiger reserve in Maharashtra Western Ghats consisting of Koyna Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park. The buffer zone around the tiger reserve consists of reserved forests and private land.Howe...
  • Wildlife survey in buffer zone of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve - Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is a recently constituted tiger reserve in Maharashtra Western Ghats consisting of Koyna Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park. The buffer zone around the tiger reserve consists of reserved forests and private land.Howe...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • The North Kanara District of Karnataka State has a population of about 60 Asian elephants. This particular population of elephants is a descendant of an earlier generation that faced severe persecution by local communities during late 19th century.  The North Kanara District has the largest forest c...
  • Khandwa Forest Owlet Study - The Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) is endemic to central India and is found in teak dominant dry deciduous forests of Satpuda hills in Central India. During 2005-2007, extensive survey on Forest Owlet from its past and recent locations in 5 Central Indian States was...
  • Khandwa Forest Owlet Study - The Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) is endemic to central India and is found in teak dominant dry deciduous forests of Satpuda hills in Central India. During 2005-2007, extensive survey on Forest Owlet from its past and recent locations in 5 Central Indian States was...
  • Khandwa Forest Owlet Study - The Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) is endemic to central India and is found in teak dominant dry deciduous forests of Satpuda hills in Central India. During 2005-2007, extensive survey on Forest Owlet from its past and recent locations in 5 Central Indian States was...
  • Khandwa Forest Owlet Study - The Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) is endemic to central India and is found in teak dominant dry deciduous forests of Satpuda hills in Central India. During 2005-2007, extensive survey on Forest Owlet from its past and recent locations in 5 Central Indian States was...
  • Khandwa Forest Owlet Study - The Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) is endemic to central India and is found in teak dominant dry deciduous forests of Satpuda hills in Central India. During 2005-2007, extensive survey on Forest Owlet from its past and recent locations in 5 Central Indian States was...

Opportunities

  • WRCS is working on a long-term basis on elephants in Karnataka, owls in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and tigers in Maharashtra. At each project site, we are working actively with local communities living in the area and involving them as custodians of the species and habitat. As a part of our...
  • Melghat Tiger Reserve is an important Protect Area for tiger conservation on border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. WRCS is a partner in the ITHCP (Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Program) tiger conservation project in Maharashtra and will implement the project in buffer zone of Melghat...

Events

  • Fuelwood is the most widespread domestic fuel in Melghat. Unsustainable fuelwood extraction from forest is one of the main drivers of forest degradation. WRCS is making efforts to reduce fuelwood consumption by installing efficient fuelwood stoves to reduce degradation of forests.
    As a beginning it...
  • Weaving nylon bags is an activity that is easy to learn and can provide livelihood to the village community in Melghat. With this background, WRCS organized training workshops in nylon bag weaving in Hilda and Karanjkheda Villages of Jarida Range of East Melghat Division, with help from Forest...
  • Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (WRCS) held many separate capacity-building training workshops on livelihood enhancement for people from the Koyna region, near Sahyadri Tiger Reserve.
    WRCS held livelihood enhancement workshops with support from KPIT and Maharashtra Foundation. The...
  • The Community-based Management of Elephant Conflict (CBCM) model is gaining importance, and after multiple requests from various people WRCS held another workshop in Kulgi Nature Camp of Kali Tiger Reserve, Karnataka. The workshop was organized in 4 batches starting from 5th August to 13th August...
  • North Kanara District in Karnataka has about 70 elephants. Between August to January, elephants visit the ripened paddy and sugarcane fields in Haliyal, Yellapur and Dandeli divisions. Each year during the “elephant season”, the atmosphere is chaotic as everyone is trying to drive away the...
  • Although difficult and slow to implement, the Community-based Managemetn of Elephant Conflict (CBCM) model is one of the most promising methods to reduce conflict between people and elephants. However, it is not widely accepted and implemented in the country yet. Considering its potential as an...