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About us

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Wildlife First is a conservation advocacy organization that has been intensively campaigning for nearly two decades in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in South India. Wildlife First is headed by K.M.Chinnappa, a decorated Forest Officer whose life time effort significantly contributed to the recovery of Nagarahole, which is now acknowledged as one of....

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Protecting Wildlife Reserves

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After nearly four decades of tiger conservation,
there is a body of knowledge on how to tackle the problems. We now know that for most Reserves, the time tested multi-tiered protection system of foot patrols, mobile patrols and anti-poaching camps with sufficient trained staff, properly equipped and operating under motivated leadership can effectively deal with poaching.

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Articles

29 July 2015 | The Hindu
Sowing the seeds of a disaster
The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill in its present form could squander away staggering amounts of meaningless afforestation. It must be recast to protect India's forest.

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11 August 2014 | Deccan Herald
35 Tigers die in three years, but cause of death not established
Environmentalists are up in arms over Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited’s (KIOCL) plans to throw open its closed mining areas and residential quarters to tourism.

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