Mini-DETECT Training for Jharkhand Forest Officers

Thirty-one officers of the Jharkhand Forest Department were trained on crime scene processing techniques and court procedures, in Bokaro, Jharkhand, by Freeland India on May 2017. The officers, from the ranks of Range Forest Officers to Assistant Conservator of Forests, practiced on a realistically set up poacher camp and suspect vehicle to thoroughly and systematically search for evidence...
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Freeland Trains 70 Young Range Officers on Crime Scene Processing

Freeland India experts trained almost 70 young range officers from five southern Indian states on wildlife crime scene processing techniques at Kaziranga National Park, Assam, in March 2016. The young trainee Range Officers, visiting Kaziranga as part of their travels through northeast India, were in for a surprise when, instead of an evening lecture, they enacted a crime scene. Trainees were...
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Anti-Poaching and Wildlife Crime Investigation for Assam

Freeland India, together with Aaranyak, conducted an intensive six day anti-poaching and wildlife crime investigation training for 21 forest personnel in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, in March 2016. The trainees, from Kaziranga National Park, Manas Tiger Reserve, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Mangaldai and Digboi Wildlife Divisions, spent a week working their way through...
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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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