The WASI example is highlighted in this article which suggests that a new approach towards the management of wild areas needs to be considered for India. One where local communities are made central to conservation. https://india.mongabay.com/2020/07/commentary-making-communities-central-to-conservation/
An interesting article by Naren Sreenivasan, that appeared in the online portal, The Bastion… It makes a powerful case for the link between angling and conservation… Do read and share widely. https://thebastion.co.in/po…/hooked-angling-for-conservation
Article in the Deccan Herald by Sandeep Menon on the importance of Mahseer conservation and how it functions as an important marker for the health of the Cauvery River ecosystem as a whole. https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/main-article/why-do-fish-matter-743955.html
A lovely article by Sandeep Chakrabarti .. Celebrating the early work done by WASI on the Cauvery River https://www.magzter.com/article/Science/Sanctuary-Asia/The-Unsung-Foot-Soldiers-Of-Mahseer-Conservation
We found the remains of several gaur along the river banks, evidence that tigers often kill these large wild cattle. During our four-day stay, we saw at least 1,000 chital, 100 blackbuck, several gaur and sambar.
WASI submitted this report to the Karnataka Forest Dept. and the Fisheries Dept. after the fieldwork done at Galibore in 2015. This was followed up by a presentation to the PCCF and his team, where WASI’s office bearers and Dr. AJT Jonsingh were present.
We are pleased to inform our members that over 1 lakh fingerlings of native species procured from the fisheries department, were released in our lease areas. In addition, 25,000 fingerlings of Murrel were procured and released as well.
WASI has undertaken a search for the endemic Humpback Mahseer (Orange fin) along with renowned experts like Dr. AJT Johnsingh and Dr. Rajeev Raghavan. Permission has been obtained from the Tamilnadu forest department to carry out this research in relatively undisturbed waters.