Feburary Report – Vulture Conservation Program

Vulture Conservation Program Awareness and Monitoring February 2011 Report 1 June 2010 was the official start of Mahseer Conservancy’s 2010 – 2011 Vulture Programme.  The following report is a summary of the work undertaken during the month of February 2011.  This report is ninth in a series of monthly reports made throughout the year. 1.      Monitoring of Vulture Colonies The monitoring of vulture community was undertaken again during the month of February after a gap of few months. The monitoring was undertaken in the Ringora and Tumeria colonies by Ms. Louis and Mr....
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Ringora Wildlife Corridor

Introduction India is a country which gathers one of the most high scale biodiversities in the world. It shelters more than 40 000 flora species and 75 000 fauna species. However we are facing a worrying loss of that richness, species are vanishing really fast and that is due to human activities. The overexploitation of the environment and habitat fragmentation, leads to ecosystem degradation. Despite a national will for nature and wildlife conservation, there is a progressive decline of some animal populations. For example, nowadays 27 Indian mammal  species are classified as endangered species...
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January Report – Vulture Conservation Program

Vulture Conservation Program Awareness and Monitoring January 2011 Report 1 June 2010 was the official start of Mahseer Conservancy’s 2010 – 2011 Vulture Programme.  The following report is a summary of the work undertaken during the month of January 2011.  This report is eight of a series of monthly reports made throughout the year. 1.Monitoring of Vulture Colonies Unfortunately no monitoring of the vulture colonies occurred in January 2011.  Casual visits to Ringora Village, however, has shown that the birds are still in good numbers (we counted 21 on a recent visit), we saw...
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Chandarsain Kashyap

Chandarsain is from Ramnagar, only 43 years on this earth, he has what many people might consider an unusual profession, he is a snake catcher. Pandit Ji as he is fondly called is also a painter an artist and a news reporter. He works for Dainik Hope and Nirankush Bharat. Chandarsain follows the footsteps of Romulus Whitaker. He went on his first snake rescue expedition at the tender age of thirteen; he walked behind snake charmers and rescuers. That is how he learnt to catch snakes. He has caught various species both venomous and non-venomous ones. He must have caught and rescued over 1000 snakes...
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Tibetan Womens Centre

Charitable Institution for Tibetan Refugees
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Tiger Conservation

Successful Tiger Treatment On 9 February 2011 an injured tiger was found on Kichaar road, Bijrani range, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar. Some people from the nearby village gave the information to the authorities. As soon as the information reached the forest department they made a team of specialists and doctors. When they reached the spot they found the tiger was lying under a bush, the tiger was not making any movement and it looked dead. The rescue team went near the tiger but on elephant back. When the team reached nearer say at a distance of 10 – 12 feet the tiger charged the...
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Human Tiger Conflict

Five people killed. One tiger shot, another fatally wounded, third tranquilised in Corbett November 12. Tiger Claims first victim Nandi Devi, was attacked in the Corbett tiger Reserve forest as she was returning to Sundarkhal village. November 18. Tiger claims second victim. Kalpana Devi was attacked in the Ramnagar forest Division as she was in the forest of Chukum village. December 30. Smt. Devki Devi another woman killed near Sarapduli range in Corbett Tiger Reserve. The victim, a resident of Sundarkhal, had gone to the forest for collecting fodder during the afternoon when she was attacked...
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Seminar at Nainital

Seminar by GIZ, Nainital Introduction A seminar on ‘Preparing the participation of Uttarakhand at the ITB Berlin 2011’ was organized by GIZ and Uttarakhand Shashan on ‘20 Jan 2011’ at Administrative Training Institute (A.T.I), Nainital from 10 am to 5 pm. 30 participants availed this opportunity and most of them being from the Hospitality Industry. The District Magistrate, Mr. Shailesh Bangoli, the Managing Director, Kumaun Mangal Vikas Nigam, Mr. Y.Yadav and Mr. Subrato, Head, GIZ, India were present. This seminar was felicitated by Mr. Alfons Eiligmann a Consultant with...
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December Report – Vulture Conservation Program

Vulture Conservation Program Awareness and Monitoring December 2010 Report 1 June 2010 was the official start of Mahseer Conservancy’s 2010/2011 vulture programme.  The following report is a summary of the work undertaken during the month of December 2010.  This report is the seventh of a series of monthly reports made throughout the year. 1.Monitoring of vulture colonies Unfortunately no monitoring of the vulture colonies occurred over December 2010.  Casual visits to Ringora Village, however, has shown that the birds are still there in good numbers (we counted 19 on one visit), and...
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Dinesh Mansera

Dinesh Mansera studied in the Kumaon University worked with the Uttarujala, Danik Jagran and Rashtriya Sahara. He also worked with Akhon Dekhi in D.D Metro, Rozana with B.A.G Films and D.D. Metro, Aaj Tak and so on. He made exclusive stories on Indo China Trade (Gunji) the Indo – Nepal Border Dispute, the Likers Problems in Uttaranchal/Jim Corbett, Pollution in the Nainital Lake, Problems with Bidi Labour, Rice Miller’s, Baghwal Festival in Devidhura. Currently with N.D.T.V, he is working on the Pollution Problems in Nainital Lake, Ganga Pollution, and Maovaad in Indo – Nepal border. He...
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