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by M. K. Ranjitsinh, C. M. Seth, Riyaz Ahmad, Yash Veer Bhatnagar and Sunil Subba Kyarong
A Rapid Assessment of the Pir Panjal Markhor in Jammu and Kashmir: Distribution, Status and Threats. A first ever survey of the markhor was jointly conducted by the Wildlife Trust of India, the J&K Forest department, and the Nature Conservation Foundation with support from the Ecology and Environment Cell of the Indian Army.
by Dr Ravindran Gopinath, Riyaz Ahmed, Ashok Kumar, Aniruddhha Mookerjee
A census of Shahtoosh workers in Jammu and Kashmir.
by Bahar Dutt
The case of the 'Jogi-nath' snake charmers of India.
by P Sarkar, J Takpa, R Ahmed, S Tiwari, A Pendharkar, Saleem-ul-Haq, J Miandad, A Upadhyay, R Kaul
Survey of Tibetan Antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii) and Wild Yak (Bos grunniens) in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India. A joint survey undertaken primarily by the Department of Wildlife Protection, Jammu and Kashmir and the Wildlife Trust of India, has established the presence of chiru (or Tibetan antelope) and wild yak in two areas of Ladakh and also estimated their numbers. Recommendations for their conservation have also been made in this report.
by S Choudhury, M Ali, T Mubashir, S Ahmad, M Sofi, I Mughal, U Sarma, A K Srivastava, R Kaul
Attacks on humans by leopards and Asiatic black bear in the Kashmir valley - Analysis of case studies and spatial patterns of elevated conflict. The purpose of this study was to suggest measures which could be employed to reduce this conflict. Over 200 victims were interviewed and over a hundred locations visited and inspected. This report presents the findings of the survey and suggests both short term and long term measures to improve the situation vis-à-vis human-wild animal conflict.
by N.V.K. Ashraf, Tamo Dadda, Prasanta Boro, Naim Akhtar
The Asiatic black bear rehabilitation project initiated jointly by the Wildlife Trust of India and the Department of Environment and Forests, Arunachal Pradesh in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2003 was the first instance of bear rehabilitation being taken up in India. This conservation action report documents in detail the project's objectives, the protocols followed and the lessons learnt from the successful rehabilitation of bear cubs.
by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary, Dhiresh Joshi, Aniruddha Mookerjee, Vivek Talwar and Vivek Menon
A decade ago, the world's largest fish, the whale shark, was slaughtered commercially in large numbers along the coast of Gujarat in western India. The hunting continued even after its listing in the Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, in 2001. However, three years of concerted campaigning since 2004, by WTI, Tata Chemicals Limited and the Gujarat Forest Department, has turned Gujarat's whale shark hunters into its protectors.
by R. J. Ranjit Daniels, Jayshree Vencatesan, R. Krishnamani, S. K. Dutta, C. Sivasubramanian, R. Sivakkumar, A. Manimekalan, Kadambari Mainkar, S Deka
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), along with their collaborators conducted rapid assessment surveys in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review the ground situation in the tsunami hit areas. Each volume of this Conservation Action Report documents several useful recommendations for ecological restoration and re-construction activities on the mainland and the islands, respectively.
by R. Sankaran, Harry Andrews, Allen Vaughan
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), along with their collaborators conducted rapid assessment surveys in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review the ground situation in the tsunami hit areas. Each volume of this Conservation Action Report documents several useful recommendations for ecological restoration and re-construction activities on the mainland and the islands, respectively.
by S. Subburaman, S. Gautham, Dhiresh Joshi, M. Venkatesh, B.M Praveen Kumar, Manoj Matwal, R. D Kamboj, M.V.M Wafar, Rahul Kaul, B. C Chaudhury
A report on WTI's collaborative efforts for the conservation of coral reef in Mithapur, Gujarat
by Manoj Matwal, Prem Jothi, Dhiresh Joshi, Praveenkumar, Farukhkha Bloch, Goutham Sambath, M.V.M Wafar, B. C Chaudhury, Rahul Kaul
The whale shark is indubitably the largest fish in the world. The conservation of the whale shark is debatably the most successful conservation project undertaken by WTI in its history. This project in collaboration with Tata Chemicals t and the Forest Department of Gujarat has won several conservation laurels.
by B.C. Choudhury, Samir Kumar Sinha, Arshad Hussain
The world's tallest flying bird and the state bird of Uttar Pradesh, the sarus crane was known to inhabit wetlands and agricultural lands in the state. Eighteen districts in the eastern part of the state were found to have cranes, when this area was not considered a stronghold of this species. This publication lists the 30 wetlands identified by Wildlife Trust of India, Tata Trusts and the UP Forest Department and helps prioritise areas for efforts for conservation of this magnificent species.
by Ritwick Dutta, Saurabh Sharma
This book (online edition) is in response to a need felt by field level forest and enforcement officers, lawyers, NGOs, activists and civil society in dealing with legal issues related to forests and wildlife. This book is a compilation of some of the most significant orders of the Supreme Court and the High Courts on the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in a single volume for ready reference.
by Vivek Menon, Sandeep Kumar Tiwari, P. S. Easa, R. Sukumar
This publication, brings together for the first time, a comprehensive listing of India's elephant corridors as listed and mapped by elephant experts, and certified by all state forest departments that are part of elephant range in the country. Securing these corridors so that elephants and other species can locally migrate between habitats is crucial to their survival.
by Surendra Varma, Prabal Sarkar and Vivek Menon
Ecology and conservation of Asian elephants in Kameng Elephant Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh. This report is the first detailed account of the distribution, threats and conservation status of the Asian elephant in the Kameng Elephant Reserve. Based out of a field station in Seijosa, Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary, this project has over seven years analysed the extent of man-animal conflict in the area and implemented mitigating measures.
by Vivek Menon, Rahul Kaul, Ritwick Dutta, NVK Ashraf and Prabal Sarkar
Over the last few years, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been assisting the Assam Forest Department and the Bodoland Territorial Council in bringing back Manas to its former glory. This includes strengthening its anti-poaching apparatus, bringing back key flagships such as the rhino and the elephant in pioneering rehabilitation projects and building capacity through technical workshops. This report is a chronicle of the work.
by Rahul Kaul, Sandeep Kumar Tiwari, Sunil Kyarong, Ritwick Dutta and Vivek Menon
Conserving the forests of Garo hills with elephants and gibbons as flagships. This report documents the declaration of village reserves in the Garo Hills - the Selbelgre Village Reserve forest to protect gibbons and the Siju-Aretika Village Reserve forest and Rewak Kosigre Village Reserve to secure a critical elephant corridor that was earlier identified by WTI and IFAW with support from the US Fish and Wildlife Services.
by Jacob V Cheeran
With a variety of synthetic poisons, pesticides and herbal toxins available, elephants have been at the receiving end in the last few years. Veterinarians, para-vet, wildlife managers and conservationists across India are facing situations where they need to react rapidly to cases of elephant poisoning. This reference volume, which lists out every known poison affecting Asian elephants, its symptoms, effects and antidotes, will thus prove handy to all those dealing with poisoned elephants.
by Vivek Menon, N.V.K. Ashraf, Prajna Panda and Kadambari Mainkar
Produced on the occassion of Kaziranga centenery 1905-2005. The result of man-made pressures and natural calamities is animals getting displaced from their habitats, necessitating human intervention. This publication describes the major issue of wildlife displacement in India arising due to man-wildlife conflict, the possible options for placement of different species, and the problems and prospects of taking up rehabilitation as a possible mitigation strategy.
by Bindu Raghavan, Yashveer Bhatnagar
Rapid Survey for the endangered Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei vignei) in Leh district of Ladakh Trans-Himalaya
by Sunil K. Choudhury
Status and distribution of greater adjutant storks (Leptoptilos dubius) in the Ganga and Kosi river floodplains near Bhagalpur, Bihar
by Bhaskar Chaudhary and Anjan Talukdar
Health and management of captive elephants at Kaziranga elephant festivals
by Rakesh K. Singh
A rapid assessment of the human–elephant conflict in Chhattisgarh
by Ambika Aiyadurai and Surendra Varma
An investigation into carnivore-human conflict in and around Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh
by Vidya Athreya, Aniruddha Belsare
An Occasional Report based on two Wildlife Trust of India Rapid Action Projects supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and conducted by the Kaati Trust. This report documents the technical and veterinary support provided to the Maharashtra Forest Department during the capture and translocation of leopards from conflict areas. It recommends science-based action keeping in mind the ecology of the species.
by R. K. Sinha
Popularisation of alternatives to dolphin oil among fishermen for the conservation of the Ganges river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) in Bihar. The endangered Ganges River Dolphin, already threatened with extinction due to shrinking habitat was under added threat because of its oil that was used by fisherman as an attractant to commercially useful fish. The author’s discovery of an alternative oil from fish scraps gave a new lease of life to the Ganges River dolphin. This is a report on the RAP.
by Anil Kumar Singh, Ashok Kumar, Aniruddha Mookerjee, Vivek Menon
A scientific approach to understanding and mitigating elephant mortality due to train accidents in Rajaji National Park
by Joydeep Bose
A conservation survey of the Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei) in Assam and Mizoram supported by National Geographic Society and Conservation International
by N.V.K. Ashraf, Jacob V. Cheeran, Anand Ramanathan and Bahar Dutt
An Occasional Report of the health and management of captive elephants in Jaipur. Of the 5000 captive elephants in India, a 100-odd live in the city of Jaipur, under conditions that are greatly different from their natural habitat. Lack of green fodder and adequate water leads to health problems, which were addressed by a team of veterinarians at a health camp conducted over three days in Jaipur. This Occasional Report brings to light major issues concerning captive elephants.
by Nidhi Gureja, Vivek Menon, Prabal Sarkar and Sunil Subba Kyarong
Human-Elephant conflict in Sonitpur district of Assam
by Vassili Papastavrou
A Policy Document on India’s involvement in the International Whaling Congress 1981-2003
by Basudev Tripathy
The mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles (lepidochelys olivacea) along the coast of the eastern indian state of Orissa is affected by anthropogenic pressures. The six-kilometer beach at Rushikulya is an important roorkery that was the focus of this Rapid Action Project to protect the eggs, hatchlings and the habitat of the Olive Ridley Turtles.
by N.V.K. Ashraf and Kadambari Mainkar
An Occasional Report of a Captive Wildlife Welfare division activity conducted by Wildlife Trust of India
Silent Stranglers
by Joseph Vattakavan, NK Vasu, Surendra Varma, Nidhi Gureja, Ambika Aiyadurai
Eradication of Mimosa in Kaziranga National Park - An occassional report of a Habitat Recovery project conducted by Wildlife Trust of India in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare and supported by Assam forest department.
by Mansoor Nabi Sofi and Riyaz Ahmed
Establishing the presence of Hangul outside Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir - An interim report on Hangul survey conducted by Wild Species Programme of the Wildlife Trust of India supported by Department of Wildlife Protection, Governemnt of Jammu & Kashmir
by Anand Ramanathan, Ashraf N.V.K and Vivek Menon
The beginning to the end of dancing with bears - An Occasional Report of Wild Rescue Programme
by Kausalya Shenoy
Two species of otter are found along the River Cauvery. While the Oriental small-clawed otter inhabits the forested stretches of the river in the upper reaches, the smooth-coated otter inhabits the lower tracts. Limiting human disturbances along these stretches and curbing the poaching of otters and illegal trade in pelts are vital for the conservation of otter populations in this region.
by Ujjal Kumar Sarma and P. S. Easa
An Occasional Report on a Wild Species Project under the Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation cell of the Wildlife Trust of India in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare
by Nixon AMA, Siddharth Rao, Karthik K, Ashraf NVK and Vivek Menon
Search for the Malabar Civet (Viverra civettina) in Kerala and Karnataka
Crane capital
by Rajeev Chauhan, Joydeep Bose, Nidhi Agarwal, Bahar Dutt, Aniruddhha Mookerjee
Conservation strategy for Sarus crane (Grus antigone) habitats in Etawah and Mainpuri districts, Uttar Pradesh
by Ujjal Kumar Sarma, PS Easa and Vivek Menon
An Occasional Report of the Conflict Mitigation Division of the Wild Species Programme of the Wildlife Trust of India in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare
With the tiger's range confined to 13 countries today, its distribution has more than halved and so have its numbers. With the tiger facing a serious challenge in its entire distribution range, the Global Tiger Forum has compiled the latest Tiger Action Plans of 13 tiger range states into this edition of the Action Tiger, giving scientists and conservationists an insight into the strategies adopted by governments to deal with the problem.
by Ritwick Dutta, Dr. Rakesh Kr. Singh, Aniruddha Mookerjee
As India's swelling population exerts myriad pressures on its shrinking natural heritage, the character of forest management and government is rapidly changing. It is therefore important that the guardians of the wild are better equipped to deal with the changing realities. This Ready Reckoner is a part of the series of manuals being brought out by the Wildlife Trust of India's Van Rakshak Programme to enhance the skills of the forest staff, and others concerned with enforcement.
by NVK Ashraf and Rajeev Pillay
IFAW-WTI Emergency Relief Network Digest 2006-2007
Commemorating a decade of Wildlife Rescue and Rehablilitation
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