Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife is the most ignored and most vulnerable among all living resources in the world. Everyday 12 species are getting extinct worldwide and we are being left with increasingly fewer wild lives for the future generation to witness!

India has a wide range of biodiversity due to its geographical distribution – an overwhelming 2,50,000 species. The Deserts, the Alpines, Bhavar and Terrai Grasslands, the Alluvial Plains of Ganges, the Plateau regions, the Western Ghats and the long coastlines are rich in flora and fauna.

An ever expanding human population, rapid urbanization and industrialisation, pollution and climate change leads to habitat loss, food shortage and a number of other consequences forcing the wildlife towards nonexistence. Species or habitat conservation is the immediate necessity to maintain environmental balance. Wildlife conservation has been a major focus of NEWS since its inception.

Wildlife Conservation

NEWS has worked for conservation of a number of wildlife species or habitat. Some of them are, Salamander, Sea turtles, Lesser cats, Clouded Leopard, Goliath heron, marsh mongoose, etc. Endemic and endangered species are our major focus. We strongly spread the message of saving wildlife and its habitat through our work and various other communication strategies.

Following are the list of wildlife related projects we undertook:

Related Projects

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Estimation of population trend of Lesser Cats through Camera Trap method in Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal

Second phase of Estimation of Lesser Cat Population trends in Buxa Tiger Reserve at North Bengal was conducted through Camera trap method by a team of Nature Environment & Wildlife Society from 5th Ja...

Funded By: Corporate sector
Project Duration: 2015 (1 year)
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Pilot phase study: Estimation of population trend of Lesser Cats in Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR), West Bengal

Lesser wild cat populations are threatened throughout their extant range in India by habitat loss, conflict and wildlife trade. For BTR where the population status of the four sympatric lesser wild ca...

Funded By: Corporate sectors
Project Duration: 2012-2014
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Status survey and conservation of Marsh mongoose in East Kolkata Wetland

Red listing: Marsh Mongoose, Herpestes palustris, is considered as `Endangered' according to IUCN criteria, C.A.M.P (1998). This is the only species of the genus Herpestes which is endemic to India ...

Funded By: Dept. of Environment, Govt. of WB
Project Duration: 2005 (1 year)
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Manual of Pug Marks of Wild Animal

The project aims to publish a manual containing life-size footprints of all available Indian mammals, in the Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling...

Funded By: Corporate sectors
Project Duration: 2013 (1 year)
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A Short Survey on Sea Turtles in West Bengal

Five of the seven species of sea turtles found world-wide occur in lndian coastal waters, especially, in the eastern coast. Of these, the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) is known to nest in large...

Funded By: Govt. of India – United Nations Development programme (GOI-UNDP)
Project Duration: 2006 (1 year)
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Survey of Flora & Fauna of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

The reserved forest in the lower catchment of Mahananda River, in the district of Darjeeling, West Bengal, had been declared as Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in 1976. The sanctuary falls in the transit...

Funded By: Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal
Project Duration: 1991 (1 year)
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Collaborative study on problems of Tiger straying in the village of Sundarbans

The Sundarbans which forms a part of the largest delta in the world, harbours one of the biggest chunk of mangrove forests on earth, which is still surviving against a mounting population pressure and...

Funded By: International Development Agency
Project Duration: 1996 (1 year)
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Estimation of Population Trend of Seven Endangered Species of Animals in West Bengal

West Bengal is such a state that has been richly endowed by nature in terms of great diversity of physical environment. From Bay of Bengal to the snow-capped Himalaya through vast stretches of alluvia...

Funded By: Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India
Project Duration: 1991 (1 year)
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Developing a Salamander Conserving Area through Breeding of Himalayan Salamander and involving the community around in Namthing Pokhri, Darjeeling Dist, WB

Out of the 209 amphibian species of India, the Himalayan Salamander, Tylototriton Verrucosus Anderson is the only one in which the larval tail is retained throughout its life as it totally aquatic anc...

Funded By: Public affairs Section, Embassy of United States of America, New Delhi, India
Project Duration: October 2002 (2 year)
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Status Survey of Clouded Leopard and Hodgson Flying Squirrel, in Neora Valley National Park

Out of the 209 amphibian species of India, the Himalayan Salamander, Tylototriton Verrucosus Anderson is the only one in which the larval tail is retained through out its life as it totally aquatic an...

Funded By: Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal
Project Duration: 1.5yr
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