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Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) is a non-profit trust based in Bengaluru, India established in 1984 for wildlife research, training, and in situ conservation.
Nov 18, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
Recently, we asked you to guess the species through a riddle. Almost all of you were spot on! It is the Malabar banded peacock!
#riddle #protect #india #butterfly #malabar #malabarbandedpeacock
1/5 The Malabar banded peacock, Papilio buddha, is a swallowtail butterfly, endemic to the Western Ghats. This extremely swift butterfly is one of the most exquisite butterflies on the planet. It is primarily found between southern Goa and northern Kerala.
#butterflies #endemic
Nov 18, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
On 28 October 2022, our Wild Surakshe team conducted a workshop on 'Zoonotic Diseases and Human First Aid' for the Srivilliputhur Wildlife Sanctuary Forest Department, Tamil Nadu.
#wildsurakshe #wildlifeconservation
1/5 A total of 30 participants consisting of Forest Range Officers, Foresters, Forest Guards, Forest Watchers and Anti-Poaching Watchers from five different forest ranges of Tamil Nadu attended the workshop.
#wildlifeconservation #zoonoticdiseases #PublicHealth #PublicSafety
Nov 17, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
In this video, Dr. Ullas Karanth states that its foundational science makes the book deep and meaningful.
Please watch the video “Good science and entertaining writing seldom come from the same person, but author Ullas Karanth is an exception…,” says James D. Nichols (Emeritus Scientist), about Dr. Ullas Karanth’s latest book, ‘Among Tigers’.
Nov 17, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
We are delighted to welcome Ms. Abhilasha Hegde to #TeamCWS! She joins our Media and Outreach team as Media Fellow.

In her words, "I wish to tell stories which educate various audiences and address urgent concerns about nature and wildlife through my lens and creativity." "I grew up in an idyllic village tucked deep into the dense forests of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Since childhood, I've been curious and fascinated about nature and wildlife. I slowly started expressing my nature tales through photography, paintings and other forms of art."
Nov 17, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
Join us this Friday at 6 pm IST for a discussion with Mr. Praveen Bhargav and our Research Fellow, Vinni Jain, as they discuss the evolution of Wild Life (Protection) Act and possible solutions to make it more impactful.
Register now at bit.ly/cwswebinar41
1/4 The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, was a pivotal moment for biodiversity conservation in India. The Act provides legal protection to several species of wild animals and plants, prohibits hunting, supports the establishment of protected areas.
Oct 27, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read
#Kantara, the latest Kannada movie directed by #RishabhShetty, has been making headlines ever since its release. True to its origins, the film of rustic brilliance is receiving positive responses from the who's who of the film fraternity across India, while wowing #cinema lovers! Image Our Emeritus Director, Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, is the latest to share his admiration for Kantara. As a conservation organisation based in #Karnataka, we are pleased to share Dr. Karanth’s words of praise for the #film and the filmmaker as follows: