The Earth Day has, several times in the past, become an occasion for initiating environmental causes across the globe. This Earth Day was no exception, when the World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF-India) and Ricoh India joined hands to strengthen wildlife and marine conservation in India, by signing the ‘Project Nature Watch’ partnership. WWF-India has been working towards wildlife and environment protection in the country since 1969. Ricoh is a global technology company. Together, they aim to contribute towards the environment by bringing in technology for better monitoring efforts across conservation projects in India. The aim is to provide need-based infrastructure support to frontline and field staff working in the forest and marine areas respectively, for monitoring species such
Environment Day Greetings to All! This year's theme for World Environment Day (WED) is Go Wild for Life! Everyone the world over is being encouraged to make yourself aware of all those species who are under threat and take action at your own level to help safeguard them for future generations. The illegal trade in wildlife is pushing many species of animals and plants toward local or global extinction. The extinction of iconic species such as elephants, tigers or sea turtles would be a disaster for conservation efforts. But the loss of any species, even at a local level, is an erosion of the biodiversity that underpins the natural systems upon which we all depend for our food security, medicines, fresh air, water, shelter and a clean and healthy environment. Wildlife crime also...
The days when conservation and technology could not be spoken of in one breath are passé. Information Communication Technology (ICT) today has some really amazing uses in the field of conserving biodiversity. Recently, a study conducted by Conservation International (CI), Indonesia, camera-trapped an impressive 29 animal species in North Sumatra. The cameras, placed at the Batang Gadis National Park (BNGP), significantly documented five endangered species- the Sumatran clouded leopard, the Sumatran tiger, the Sunda pangolin, the Asiatic wild dog and the Malayan Tapir- for over thirty days. Other documented animals include the four of the five Sumatran wild cat species, the endemic bronze-tail peacock pheasant and the Salvadori's pheasant. These results further support the list
12 August is now being celebrated as the World Elephant Day since 2012 to raise awareness about the plight of Asian and African elephants. Let us use this day to remind ourselves of our responsibility towards a species which represents only a fraction of nature's might. Visit elephant habitats around your city and ensure that the mighty elephant is given the respect and space it deserves. Visit elephants in zoos around you, and ensure they are being taken care of well. Image by Christopher via Flickr over CC
The elephant may seem like a big, powerful animal but even the mighty elephant has not been left untouched by human greed. Elephant poaching is rampant in many parts of the world and the number of these giant yet vulnerable tuskers is constantly on the decline. In order to protect elephants, Tanzania's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, in association with WildAid and the African Wildlife Foundation, has launched a new public awareness campaign to inform the public about the severe poaching crisis currently facing Tanzania, and to generate widespread support among civil society for the protection of elephants and other wildlife species. The campaign plans to use all forms of media and public spaces in order to reach as many members of the public as possible, including the...
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on 'Recasting the Nature Conservation Landscape: A field perspective from India’s tropical rainforests' by Dr. T. R. Shankar Raman, of the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore. Date: Friday, 20th March, 2015 Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Common Room, Annexe, NMML, New Delhi Abstract: From mosses to macaques and insects to elephants, a spectacular array of wild species occur in India's tropical rainforests. Forest loss, fragmentation, and land-use changes have created present-day rainforest landscapes where people and wildlife, nature and culture, are confronted with the reality of coexistence or conflict. Here, the speaker explores conservation challenges in such landscapes, delving into field exp
The Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and The H.Y. Sharada Prasad Memorial Committee cordially invite all interested to H.Y. Sharada Prasad Memorial Lecture on the topic 'Recovering Nature in a Crowded Subcontinent' by Dr. Ullas Karanth, Director for Science – Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society. Date: 15th April, 2013 (Monday) Time: 5:30 pm Venue: Auditorium, Library Building Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi. Tea will be served at 5.00 pm Image by Ramaswamy via CC
Tiger Watch, a pioneer in wildlife conservation in and around Ranthambhore, organizes an annual workshop to facilitate the gap between ground conservation work and wildlife enthusiasts. The workshop comprises interactive sessions and field trips and helps participants benefit from an over decade long experience of Tiger Watch in anti-poaching operations, poacher reform projects and conservation models. Each individual can be a leader in evolving better and newer ways in conserving resources and Tiger Watch seeks to involve and engage all such interested and concerned citizens in protecting our national animal. Environment agencies are working towards this but most of the time, the centralized institutional system does not work at the ground level. For that, there needs to be interac
The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), a non-profit conservation organisation, committed to urgent action that works towards the protection of India's wildlife, invites applications from motivated and enthusiastic volunteers (Minimum eligibility: Graduation) who can engage in documentation work in the communications division of the organisation. The major responsibilities would include, among others, Segregating & sorting news clips- WTI hits separate, species wise separate and file them. Scanning news clips to be stored in hard disk Help filling the media analysis data with provided information. Applications are welcomed from current and recent graduate students, as well as individuals with appropriate qualifications or work experience. The internship positions are unpai
Elephants can be found to live peacefully even in the 'urban corridors' of the NCT of Delhi. The Indian Wildlife Club in an attempt to spread the message of conservation & environment education organises an online chat session every month – moderated by a chosen personality from a chosen field. This free wheeling chat is an opportunity to get first hand knowledge on various topics of interest to wildlife and nature lovers. The chat room will open for one hour on the 17th of June, 2012 between 7.30 PM (IST) and 8.30 PM (IST). Click here to read transripts of earlier chat sessions. This month’s topic for chat is “Human-wildlife Conflict” and will be moderated by A. Christy Williams Ph.D. A. Christy Williams is an elephant biologist working with the WWF Asian Elephant