WCS — India Celebrates 25-years Of Tiger Conservation

The Awardees
L-R: Dr. Schaller and Dr. Karanth with the awardees -- Shekar Dattatri, Sanjay Gubbi & Niren Jain

The Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) celebrated 25-years of existence and service here on Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2011) — a milestone in the history of tiger conservation in India. Their work began in 1986 with a single tiger research project led by Dr. Ullas Karanth in Nagarahole. Today, their conservation learnings and strategies are pursued across the globe.

Present on the occasion was Dr. George Schaller, world renowned wildlife biologist and emeritus scientist of Wildlife Conservation Society in New York. Three wildlife conservationists — Shekar Dattatri, Sanjay Gubbi & Niren Jain were felicitated for their outstanding contribution towards wildlife conservation. Dr. Schaller presented certificates of recognition, while Dr. Karanth praised them for their commitment.

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