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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

8 Jan 2017 | Times of India
The 'eco' in 'eco-tourism' stands for 'economics', not 'ecology',
Year of the Wild’ has just been launched by the Government of Karnataka. The big question, how ever is whether this is going to be a welcome step forward or will this impact wildlife conservation in the state.

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3 Jan 2017 | The New Indian Express
Exemplary punishment must be ensured
The shocking case of hunting of two Sambars within the Bhadra Tiger Reserve presents an excellent opportunity to ensure exemplary punishment to the accused who appear to be from wealthy, educated backgrounds.

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