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About us

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Wildlife First is a conservation advocacy organization that has been intensively campaigning for nearly two decades in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in South India. Wildlife First is headed by K.M.Chinnappa, a decorated Forest Officer whose life time effort significantly contributed to the recovery of Nagarahole, which is now acknowledged as one of....

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Protecting Wildlife Reserves

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After nearly four decades of tiger conservation,
there is a body of knowledge on how to tackle the problems. We now know that for most Reserves, the time tested multi-tiered protection system of foot patrols, mobile patrols and anti-poaching camps with sufficient trained staff, properly equipped and operating under motivated leadership can effectively deal with poaching.

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Articles

10 March 2017 | Deccan Herald
Forest fires: time-tested preventive operating methods key
The devastating forest fire at Bandipur has resulted in the tragic demise of a forest guard and serious injuries to the Ranger and some personnel. Large swathes of tiger habitat, that support high densities..

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27 Feb 2017 | The Times Of India
Water crisis, fires take toll on wildlife
The water crisis and forest fires that raged through forests have taken a heavy toll on wild animals. With water drying up in ponds, lakes and reservoirs in forests across the state, as a result of consecutive

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