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

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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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

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

The Hindu: Big cats, cow-dung, and changing rural economies?

Fluctuating coffee prices, lower demand for cow dung as manure and increasing foreign cattle varieties may be part of the changing local economy, fuelling man-carnivore conflict around Bandipur Tiger Reserve. In the centre of this could be the replacement of native cows with the more expensive “hybrid” cattle, note researchers Jared D. Margulies from the University of … Read moreThe Hindu: Big cats, cow-dung, and changing rural economies?

Scientists unearth hidden drivers of big cat conflict in Bandipur

We are pleased to share with you an exciting new international scientific publication authored by Dr. Jared D. Margulies from the University of Sheffield (UK) and Dr. Krithi K. Karanth from the Centre for Wildlife Studies (India). The paper titled “The production of human-wildlife conflict: A political animal geography of encounter” will be published in … Read moreScientists unearth hidden drivers of big cat conflict in Bandipur

Conservation without Borders

Krithi Karanth

CWS scientist Dr Krithi Karanth was interviewed on the “Conservation Without Borders” podcast by Dr Hayley Adams discussing her childhood influences, current work and driving mission to connect conservation with allies from every sphere of life. On the podcast, Dr. Karanth discussed her 19 years of scientific research and of her work on the human … Read moreConservation without Borders

9 human-animal conflicts every day in Bandipore, Nagarhole National Park

In the last three years, Bandipore National Park and Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka have recorded 10,000 instances of human-animal conflict, shows data from the Wild Seve programme by an international wildlife non-profit, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This translates into 9 human-animal conflicts per day on an average. Click here to read the full … Read more9 human-animal conflicts every day in Bandipore, Nagarhole National Park