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  • Release of report on Status of Tigers Copredators & Prey in India

            The appendix 7 (Tiger Photo Album) is now merged with the main report; a map depicting water buffalo in Valmiki Tiger Reserve has been replaced with map showing Serow; correction was also done in RAI tables where Serow was mistakenly written as Tahr; a tiger that was missing from Ranthambhore has been added in the Photo Album; the WWF team members whose names were missing in the Shivalik landscape have been added.
              Status of Tigers Copredators & Prey in India pdf (567 mb)

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  • Webinar on the theme of “Disaster and World Heritage with focus on Pandemics”

    The novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has affected humanity in an unprecedented manner. This has brought attention to pandemics as a disaster with global disruption of political, social and economic life. In the light of such a global affliction, UNESCO and its ‘Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage’, comprising the largest membership of 193 States Parties, is uniquely placed to address the issues requiring collaboration and cooperation among all countries. These unique protected areas and cultural spaces are also a critical source of dependence, sustenance and coping mechanism for the associated society, communities, species and natural systems.

    The lockdown imposed by Governments across the world have disrupted social and economic services for the people and restricted access to many areas including to the World Heritage Sites. In this context, Wildlife Institute of India - Category 2 Centre (WII-C2C) for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia and the Pacific Region, under the auspices of UNESCO, in partnership with United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Vienna and MAXAR, Singapore, organized a Webinar on the theme of “Disaster and World Heritage with focus on Pandemics” on 22nd May, 2020 from 14:00-15:30 hours Indian Standard Time. This was streamed live on platforms like Zoom and YouTube, which was attended by over 500 participants, worldwide.

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  • Dugong Day-2020: Competition Results

    On the occasion of Dugong Day – 2020, online competitions were conducted by the CAMPA Dugong Recovery Project Team at Tamil Nadu. The competitions were held for age groups 6-10 years, 11-15 years, 16-20 years and 21-25 years. There were 5 competitions, namely, ‘Essay Writing’, ‘Poetry Writing’, ‘Drawing’, ‘Painting’, and, ‘Video Making’. Two topics were given for each age group and we invited entries in 2 languages: English and Tamil. This enabled children from all backgrounds, especially the local fishing community of Tamil Nadu, to take part in the competitions. From age group 6-11 years, we received 85 entries, 95 entries from age group 11-15, 75 entries from 16-20 years age group and 60 entries from 21-25 years age group, resulting in a total of 315 entries. We received National and International entries. All participants were given participation certificates and winners (76 in number) were awarded with certificates and gifts consisting of awareness material and souvenirs from our project:

  • Winners of logo designing completion held on 4 June, 2020 to celebrate World Enviornment Day 2020

    ENVIS Resource Partner, “Wildlife and Protected Areas” at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun had organized Online Logo Design Competition held on 4 June, 2020 with the theme “Celebrating Biodiversity Through Culture” to Celebrate World Environment Day, 5th June 2020.

    The names of winners of online logo design completion held on 4 June, 2020 are:

    i.    First Prize : VEDRATNA BURA
    ii.    Second Prize : BHEEMESHWAR RAO KALITHKAR
    iii.    Third Prize : TIA TOLANI
    iv.    Appreciation Prize : (a) SOURAV BOWMICK; (b) PRABHAT NAUTIYAL