Re-Building Communities: Pathbreaking new CWS paper on resettlement published

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication lead authored by CWS Chief Conservation Scientist, Dr. Krithi K. Karanth, and co-authored by Shivangi Jain also from CWS. The paper titled “Re-building Communities: Voluntary Resettlement From Protected Areas in India” was published in the premier international journal Frontiers in Ecology and … Read moreRe-Building Communities: Pathbreaking new CWS paper on resettlement published

K. Ullas Karanth’s Remarkable Keynote Address

Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, Director – CWS, was chosen to make the keynote address at the 2018 Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference held in Seattle.

In a speech that had humour and impact in equal measures, Dr. Karanth emphasized to an auditorium of zoo and aquarium professionals how their support of field conservation is making a tangible difference for wildlife and wild places.

Walking the audience through a lifetime of conservation and science work, he drew the most laughs when he mentioned “…and I became instantly unpopular… ’cause I was saying that the emperor has no clothes”

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Krithi Karanth’s Compelling Talk at NiF 2018

We are happy to share with you, Chief Conservation Scientist – CWS, Dr. Krithi K. Karanth’s impassioned talk on “Rewilding India” at the 2018 Nature-in-Focus Festival held in Bangalore.

Dr. Karanth acknowledged that, “All the research, all the science, all the publications don’t make a difference if you are unable to change reality!”. Through vivid examples drawn from 20 years of conservation and current CWS programs, she insisted that despite the many challenges facing wildlife conservation in India today, there was more than enough reason for hope and optimism. 

When we can celebrate the cultural diversity of India with such gusto, she asked, why not celebrate the richness of our natural wealth as well?

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Conservation must be guided by science

Dr. K. Ullas Karanth was approached by the BBC for his comments on the recent human-tiger conflict incident much in the news in India. He stressed on the importance of the application of solid science and practical considerations. The article looks at the history of tiger conservation in India and at the recent increase number … Read moreConservation must be guided by science

Innovative models utilizing tiger camera trap data will boost conservation success

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication authored by Dr. Beth Gardner from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle (USA) and co-authored by Dr. Rahel Sollman from the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis (USA); Dr. N. Samba Kumar, Dr. Devcharan … Read moreInnovative models utilizing tiger camera trap data will boost conservation success

New insights on people-park relationships near Sathyamangalam – Mudumalai Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication authored by Dr. Krithi K. Karanth and Priya Ranganathan from the Centre for Wildlife Studies (India). The paper titled “Assessing Human–Wildlife Interactions in a Forest Settlement in Sathyamangalam and Mudumalai Tiger Reserves” was published in the international journal Tropical Conservation Science (Volume 11, Pg. 1-14). It … Read moreNew insights on people-park relationships near Sathyamangalam – Mudumalai Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu

Shade coffee offers important habitat for bats

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication authored by Shasank Ongole and Dr. Mahesh Sankaran from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (India) in collaboration with Dr. Krithi K. Karanth from the Centre for Wildlife Studies (India). The paper titled “Responses of aerial insectivorous bats to local and landscape-level features of coffee … Read moreShade coffee offers important habitat for bats

Dung-based methods to estimate herbivore densities need to be replaced by more robust approaches

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication authored by Dr. Farshid S. Ahrestani and co-authored by Mr. Srinivas Vaidyanathan from Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (India); Dr. N. Samba Kumar, Dr. Devcharan Jathanna, and Dr. K. Ullas Karanth from Centre for Wildlife Studies (India); and Mr. Lex Hiby from Conservation Research Ltd … Read moreDung-based methods to estimate herbivore densities need to be replaced by more robust approaches

India – A high conflict, low compensation country?

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication authored by Dr. Krithi K. Karanth, Mr. Shriyam Gupta and Mr. Anubhav Vanamamalai, from the Centre for Wildlife Studies (India). The paper titled “Compensation payments, procedures and policies towards human-wildlife conflict management: Insights from India” was published in the journal Biological Conservation … Read moreIndia – A high conflict, low compensation country?

Wildlife compensation policy needs to be revised in Rajasthan

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication authored by Dr. McKenzie F. Johnson from Duke University (USA), Dr. Krithi K. Karanth from Centre for Wildlife Studies (India), and Dr. Erika Weinthal from Duke University (USA). The paper titled “Compensation as a Policy for Mitigating Human-wildlife Conflict Around Four Protected … Read moreWildlife compensation policy needs to be revised in Rajasthan