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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

5 July 2016 | The Hindu
The architect of an omnibus forest-protection case
On June 1, 2016, T.N. Godavarman Thirumulpad, a member of the princely Nilambur Kovilakam family in the Malabar region of Kerala, passed away at the age of 86. He had initiated what turned out to be a landmark intervention by the Supreme Court to protect India’s forests.

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30 October 2015 | The Hindu
Animals caught in the headlights
Thousands of grand old trees flanked most of our highways ten to 15 years ago, but succumbed to the axe when two-lane highways were upgraded to four-lane or six-lane ones..

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