Freeland’s Director attends SMART training in Nepal

(27 February 2016 ) Uttara Mendiratta, Co-Director, Freeland India, attended the South Asia Training of Trainers Workshop in SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool), held from 22nd – 26th February 2016 at Chitwan National Park, Nepal. The workshop provided participants with hands-on experience in the use of SMART software to perform Law Enforcement Monitoring (LEM) tasks. SMART is a...
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Freeland Trains Young Range Officers on Investigation and Law

(6 February, 2016) Experts from Freeland India trained up to 50 young Range Officers on crime scene processing and law at the Tamil Nadu Forest Academy, Coimbatore, on 6 February 2016. The trainees, from several states, were given the special classes by Freeland as part of the Director’s initiative to ensure they were exposed to as many real life scenarios as possible.  The class focused on...
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Freeland’s Study Throws Fresh Light on Gravity of Turtle Trade

(20 January, 2016) Vallari Sheel, Project Officer with Freeland India, presented the organisation’s latest study on illegal turtle and tortoise trade in India and Bangladesh, at the YETI (Young Ecologists Talk and Interact) 2016 conference. Freeland India’s presentation attracted great interest from students, researchers and scientists. The soon-to-be released study has found several species...
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Freeland’s Director Awarded by National Geographic

  Onkuri Majumdar, Freeland India’s Managing Director, was chosen as an Emerging Explorer in 2015. The award comes as recognition of her years of work on anti wildlife trafficking. Find out more: Emerging Explorers 2015 Onkuri...
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Officers Learn Sophisticated Investigation Techniques

(18 October, 2014) Forest and police officers from Madhya Pradesh learnt sophisticated new wildlife crime investigation techniques during a four-day training conducted by the Police Radio Training School (PRTS) and Freeland India in October 2014. The 36 trainees, all drawn from postings around important tiger reserves, spent an intensive four days acquiring information and practicing skills...
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Freeland India’s Booth sparks curiosity at Science Conference

(30 September, 2014) Freeland India’s eye-catching posters and flyers at the four-day Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS), Bangalore, drew attention from more than 200 participating students, who were intrigued by the idea of wildlife crime suppression. The conference was held at the JN Tata Auditorium at the Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore from 25th –...
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Anti-Poaching and Investigations Training for Satpura Tiger Reserve Staff

(12 February, 2014) Twenty-five field staff of the Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India, underwent a nine-day intensive training course in February 2014, which imparted them with the skills to effectively carry out anti-poaching and wildlife crime investigation duties. The trainees ranked from forest guards to foresters and deputy rangers, including two female forest guards. The course...
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One-day Legal Workshop for staff of Dandeli–Anshi Tiger Reserve (DATR)

(16 March 2013) Thirty-six forest officials from Dandeli–Anshi Tiger Reserve (DATR) attended a legal workshop organized by Freeland India’s Wildlife Legal Help Centre (WLHC), at the Kulgi Nature Camp in Dandeli, Karnataka on 16th March 2013, troubleshooting their wildlife crime law problems. Hosted by the Karnataka Forest Department, the one day seminar brought together Forest Department...
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Leopard Poacher Nabbed!

(25 February 2012) Mr. Anil Mishra and his colleagues from the Jharkhand Forest Department arrested a poacher and seized a leopard skin in the Naxalite affected Palamau Tiger Reserve. Says Mr. Mishra, “Our informer tipped us about some poaching activities in the area. We wanted to arrest the poacher as well as seize the skin to make the case stronger. I therefore, decided to act as the decoy...
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Wildlife Law Troubleshooting Seminar at Bhadra

(15 December 2012) The Wildlife Legal Help Center’s experts spent a day with 33 officers of Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, troubleshooting their wildlife crime law problems. Hosted by the Karnataka Forest Department, the one day seminar brought together Forest Department officials prosecuting and investigating wildlife crime cases with the legal experts of Freeland Trust of India’s...
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