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COMMUNITY SUPPORT AMIDST CRISIS: SUPPORTING THE KHARAVAS IN VERAVAL

Veraval is a prominent trawling and landing site in Gujarat where the “Kharavas”, a fishing community reside. The livelihood of the people here is closely tied to natural resources, with most of them being employed either on fishing boats or in fish processing units.

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WWF INDIA'S COVID EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN SUNDARBANS

Due to the nationwide lockdown, India is faced with multiple challenges. These range from restricted movement of people and lack of livelihood options to shortage of essential supplies in remote corners of the country including villages located near wildlife habitats.

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SUPPORTING THE GREEN WARRIORS OF NAURADEHI WLS (MP) DURING COVID-19

WWF India extended COVID-19 emergency support to provide ration kits to villagers of three Forest Villages in Nauradehi Wildlife Sanctuary and the frontline staff and temporary staff of the sanctuary.

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WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2020

“Wetlands and Biodiversity" is the theme for this year’s World Wetlands Day celebration, aiming at raising awareness about the importance of wetlands’ biodiversity.

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WHEN COMMUNITIES NURTURE NATURE

Community forests in Chug valley, West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh spreads from an elevation of 1700m to 5000m above sea level. The forest has been declared as a Community Conserved Area (CCA) to meet conservation and long-term livelihood needs.

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SECURING LIVELIHOODS, RESTORING THE SUNDARBANS

Over the years, it has been proved that the Sundarbans is becoming highly susceptible to the impacts of climate change, largely threatening biodiversity as well as the safety and livelihoods of local communities.

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For businesses, water can no longer be someone else’s business

Water is a shared resource between a diverse set of actors, competing for its domestic, agricultural and industrial uses. It is vital to businesses and their processes, products and operations.

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THE FALL OF MANCHESTER OF THE EAST

Most of my official trips to Kanpur, the second largest city of Uttar Pradesh and the 12th most populous city of India have been for short durations, with an extremely packed schedule.

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MY QUEST IN THE LAND OF LEOPARDS, LAMAS AND HIGH PASSES

Early in March 2017, I started preparing for my field trip to one of the mountain ghost’s key habitat, Ladakh—in the western Himalayas in India for a research project.

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MEET PHUCHUNG LACHENPA

Phuchung Lachengpa, 34, is WWF-India’s true champion. He is a field coordinator working in Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga landscape and is trained to conduct ecological surveys for developing a better understanding of the conservation needs of the snow leopard, its prey species and habitat.

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CHASING SNOW LEOPARDS

The state of Arunachal Pradesh, popularly known as the land of the rising sun is unparalleled in its natural beauty and is home to an array of species, some of which are unique to the region.

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SNOW LEOPARD STUDY

WWF-India’s recent snow leopard study yielded photo evidence of the elusive species from Thembang, one of the Community Conserved Areas in Arunachal Pradesh. The evidence is significant as large areas in the state of Arunachal Pradesh fall under the custodianship of local communities.

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MISSION RHINO RESCUE

Recent floods in some parts of the Terai Arc Landscape affected the wildlife, as well as displaced many people in the region.

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WHERE ELEPHANTS ROAMED FREE

A few solar street lights and a lot of bio-gas – this is all it’s taking to reduce the risk of wildlife attacks on people living around Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

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THE STORY OF TWO SMART VILLAGES

A few solar street lights and a lot of bio-gas – this is all it’s taking to reduce the risk of wildlife attacks on people living around Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

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SOLAR LIGHTS TO POWER SMILES

In Annpur, a village on Satjelia Island in the Sundarbans, people made do with kerosene and oil lamps because electric lines simply hadn’t reached the remote area. But Satjelia shares 21 km of its boundary with the Sundarban Tiger Reserve,

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THE TIGER'S WORLD AND OURS

When I think of tigers in India, two questions come to mind. First, how does India ––a densely populated nation with a depleted forest coversupport half the world's tigers today? And second, what does the future hold for the species?

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पीलीभीत ‘नरभक्षी संकट’ - एक पुनर्गठन

पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश में स्तिथ पीलीभीत टाइगर रिज़र्व के साथ लगे गन्ने और गेहू के खेतों मे बेचैनी ने कोलाहल का रूप ले लिया है. इस कोलाहल का केंद्र एक उभरती त्रासदी है जो एक या एक से अधिक बाघों द्वारा गत नवंबर से १५ लोगो की दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण मौत के रूप मे उभरी है.

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RE-FRAMING PILIBHIT'S 'MAN-EATER' CRISIS

Disquiet has given way to clamor in the sugarcane and wheat fields that envelop Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) in western Uttar Pradesh. At the heart of this clamor is an unfolding tragedy, as one or more tigers continue to claim human lives adding to the unfortunate loss of 15 people since last November.

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एक संदेश पृथ्वी का

रोज़ाना हम सब को कितने ही संदेश आते हैं - मोबाइल फ़ोन पर निजी संदेश, बाज़ार के घटते-बढ़ते दामों की सूचना, स्वास्थय से सम्बंधित जानकारियां। हमारे निजी जीवन के कई फ़ैसले, हमारा संचार, व्यावसायिक निर्णय, यहां तक कई महत्वपूर्ण नीतियों के निर्माण भी ऐसे संदेशो से बड़े पैमाने पर प्रभावित होता है|

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पानी की कहानी, बंजर की ज़बानी

क्या आप जानते है के रोज़ाना 2 मिलियन टन कूड़ा हमारे देश की नदियों, पोखरों, झीलों और अन्य जल निकायों मे प्रवाहित किया जाता है? विकास की ओर बढ़ रहे देशों में तो उद्योगों से निकल रहा 70 प्रतिशत कूड़ा हमें जीवन देने वाले जल स्तोत्रों में बहा दिया जाता है|

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FORGOTTEN FELINES

Forgotten felines are all the cats that have been forgotten over the ages - all the prehistoric cats that evolved into our present day big cats.

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Sleepless in Sonitpur - for the love of Elephants

When danger looms over a village in Sonitpur district, it’s announced either by the loud trumpeting of elephants or by informants who have kept up all night to keep guard.

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Work, but have Otter plans too…

I had the weekend free and decided to invite myself for a visit to a tribal hamlet inside Balaghat forest range with the Satpura-Maikal Landscape (SML) team.

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Lessons in Humility

The sun dipped below the hills, lighting up the sky with a dazzling array of colours. I was in Kodiyur, a small tribal hamlet at the foothills of the Nilgiris, after having spent the day with WWF-India’s Western Ghats team

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अगरबत्ती - बचाये जान, बढ़ाए मान

शुरुआत कुछ इस तरह हुई - हमारे प्रॉजेक्ट अफ़सर श्री परसराम बाल्मिकी ने गांव तुरूर में एक सभा बिठाई। जब सभा में मौजूदा औरतों से उनकी दिनचर्या और रोज़मर्रा के कार्यों के बारे में पुछा गया तो उन्होंने अपना हाल कुछ यूँ बयां किया।

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In the line of fire

Forest fires in India destroy about 3.73 million hectares of forest area annually. This is about 25 times the area of Delhi! If not controlled in time and effectively, these numbers and those of the people and species affected could go much higher.

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The Tip of a Riceberg

Cooking rice could be the easiest yet one of the trickiest things to do. After all, how much water does it really take to make a bowl of perfect rice?

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Hooting for more: an owl story

Shrouded in mystery, owls are possibly the most fascinating creatures in nature. Growing up with characters like Hedwig, Archimedes, Big Mama, Bubo and Professor

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Braking news for elephants

Rajaji, Uttarakhand: Working as a locomotive pilot for almost two decades, wild animals crossing through railway tracks has become a common sight for Ujjwal Kumar.

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Protecting the Protectors of India’s forests

Jitender Kumar Dhyani was all of 27 years. He was one of the most energetic forest guards in the Corbett Tiger Reserve, posted in Gaujra Beat of Adnala Range within the Kalagarh Tiger Reserve Division.

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The fence that grows by itself - to protect crops and wildlife!

What could be better than a fence that grows on its own, requires farmers to pay little money for it and protects their crops from elephants too!

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