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.
The first workshop in the series "School of Owls" was conducted for Forest Department staff of East Kalibhit Range of Khandwa Forest Division on January 7, 2015. Dr. Prachi Mehta gave presentations on owls with emphasis on threats to owls and conservation of owls.
WRCS conducted a one-day nature guide training workshop at Koynanagar on 25th July 2016, in collaboration with the Maharashtra Forest Department. This workshop was conducted under the Koyna project, which is being supported by KPIT and Maharashtra Foundation. The workshop was conducted by Mr.
WRCS recently conducted two media workshops at Dharwad and Kulgi for disseminating information about the project and releasing a film on human elephant conflict (HEC) mitigation techniques. The workshop at Dharwad was held at Gungarhatti Forest Training Centre on September 22, 2014.
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.
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.
A camera trapping exercise was carried out in East and West Melghat Divisions from 2nd March 2015 to 12th June 2015 under the project for conservation of tiger in buffer zone of Melghat Tiger Reserve. The camera trapping was carried out by a team led by Mr. Tushar Pawar.
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.
During 2011-12, WRCS had carried out a year long survey to determine the status and distribution of giant squirrel also known as Shekru in local language.
“Protecting the Nest Sites of Forest Owlet in Khandwa Circle” was one of the unique workshops that witnessed active inputs from senior forest officers from Khandwa circle and frontline field staff from production divisions.