Tigers and a Tale
How smokeless chulhas and saris-turned-mahua-nets are helping reduce human-tiger conflict in Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Smokeless chulhas, handicraft-making and innovations in collecting mahua flowers have ensured villagers around the Melghat Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra don’t spend too much time deep inside the forest. But their rehabilitation process has come under some fire.
January 12, 2021
Women Empowerment Program at Koyna Project gets a boost
WRCS has been training women in handcraft activities related to biodiversity theme. From 25th to 30 August 2019, our product designer team comprising of Arun R, Shubham Singh visited the project area in Koyna and trained the women in making hand-stitched applique on tote bag and laptop bags, painted hornbill pouches, and painted giant squirrel coasters. The training was facilitated by Program Officer Sunil Kale and team. The women have learnt the techniques well and have produced wonderful products.
August 29, 2019
More about Forest Owlet research program from Central India
Since 2005, WRCS has been working on the ecology and conservation of endangered Forest Owlet and other owls in Central India. Our field -based research has resulted in new insights on the habitat use, foraging, nesting and conservation needs of the Forest Owlet and other co-existing owls in Central Indian Landscape.
January 10, 2019
Increasing Forest Cover in Koyna Region by Parterning with Corporate Sector
Since 2012, WRCS is working in Koyna region in Western Ghats of Maharashtra to protect the vital corridor for tiger conservation. Private forest owners are participating in the project to protect the tree cover on their farms. The project is being supported by KPIT, TATA MOTORS and UPS Foundation.
December 21, 2018
More News on Elephant Work from North Kanara
WRCS has been training the farmers to take up crop guarding to prevent elephant entry in North Kanara district. Based on the success of our work, Mr. RG Bhatt, DCF Yellapur made a press announcement urging the farmers to install trip alarms and use chilly smoke to prevent elephant entry in the farms.
Prabhat Kannada, Yellapur
November 23, 2018
Elephants Ring the Bell before entering the Farms
WRCS is encouraging farmers to secure their farms with trip alarms for an early alert. With the support from VFC and Forest Department, many villages have installed trip alarms as early warning systems and are able to prevent crop loss by elephants.
November 06, 2018
Ecology of Forest Owlet In Melghat Forests
WRCS has been studying the ecology of Forest Owlet in Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh. Across the border, in Melghat Forests, there is a good population of Forest Owlet. WRCS will start the first phase of the study here soon.
November 18, 2013
Assisting the Forest Guards in Patrolling the Forests
Patrolling the rugged terrain of Melghat, walking through the hills and streams and living the life in forests is a dream for many. WRCS created this opportunity by inviting citizens to help in patrolling the forests in Melghat.
Times of India
Jun 17, 2013
Citizens for Conservation in Melghat
Yet another novel initiative by WRCS, a citizen patrolling program has been organized in Jarida forest range of Melghat Tiger Reserve. The program received an ovewhelming response from the nature loving citizens of the country.
Maharashtra Times and Sakal Times
May 15, 2013
Decline in Forests Birds in Maharashtra Western Ghats
Western Ghats are known to support rich bird diversity. To assess the status of forest and endemic birds, WRCS carried out an intensive survey in the Maharashtra Western Ghats. Forest specialists and endemic species were found in fewer areas.
Times of India
October 23, 2012
Eco-Sensitive Zones in the State
Although Forests are considered to be a renewable resource, the speed at which they are being diverted for development, there is hardly any scope for its regeneration and renewal. Eco-sensitive zones will help in keeping aside valuable patches of forests.
Times of India
November 17, 2011