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26th February 2024 in 2024

26th February 2024 – by Dr Hamza Nadeem

A Bittersweet farewell: As the sun rose on the final day of our wildlife conservation course, a mixture of emotions filled my heart. Excitement for the day ahead mingled with…
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25th February 2024 in 2024

25th February 2024 – by Dr Tom Tran

It has been many moons. The end of the course is approaching. I am both deeply saddened for everyone in our cohort will soon part ways. But there is no…
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24th February 2024 in 2024

24th February 2024 – by Dr Siva Ranjani

The day started at dawn, 6.30 am with an aromatic chai and coffee. The guys selected for the darting team practiced with tremendous effort, great excitement, and hope. After a…
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23rd February 2024 in 2024

23rd February 2024 – by Dr Rebecca Lang

So last night I received a message saying I had been picked for the darting team for today's trip into Sariska reservation. Very excited and honoured with such trust. The…
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22nd February 2024 in 2024

22nd February 2024 – by Dr Rebeca Grande Gómez

Today it has been one of the most fun days in the course. We started with a tea in Queen’s Corner at 7 am and then we continued with an…
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21st February 2024 in 2024

21st February 2024 – by Dr Nikesh Kiran

Encounters with Majesty: Day 12 of the IWAH Course at Sariska National Park, Rajasthan Greetings fellow wildlife enthusiasts! Today marked an extraordinary chapter in our journey through the wilds of…
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20th February 2024 in 2024

20th February 2024 – by Dr Mariana Costa Cruz Santos & Dr N.Kalaivanan

We can barely acknowledge that it is Tuesday, with how busy and diverse the past 10 days have been. And we definitely do not want to acknowledge that we are…
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19th February 2024 in 2024

19th February 2024 – by Dr Dave Houston & Dr Komal Raul

Day 10 started much like every day with hot chai served at Queen’s Corner. Breakfast was at 8am and consisted of fresh fruit, toast and jam, puri-bhaji, egg bhurgi and…
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18th February 2024 in 2024

18th February 2024 – by Dr Adarsh A. M

The day began with the tranquil embrace of nature as we gathered under a sprawling tree for a rejuvenating yoga session. The rising sun painted the sky with hues of…
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17th February 2024 in 2024

17th February 2024 – by Dr Ariadna Apruzzese Rubio

It has certainly been a stimulating day. In the first part of the morning, we began to understand the importance of properly communicating the scientific aspects of our work in…
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16th February 2024 in 2024

16th February 2024 – by Dr Ghanshyam Pawar

Day 7 was very memorable as we studied the pathological examination of wildlife as an exercise to study disease outbreaks. A complete field standard operation procedure (SOP), of pathological examination…
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15th February 2024 in 2024

15th February 2024 – by Dr Ines Stegmaier & Dr Sonika B.L

After a few long days, everyone was quite happy to enjoy a relaxed morning, starting with breakfast at 9 am, some relaxation in the sun, and the message that a…
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14th February 2024 in 2024

14th February 2024 – by Dr Sara Llamas

It was 6:30 when the alarm went off this morning. In the garden the air was cold, but the chai was hot and ready, right on time for our first…
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13th February 2024 in 2024

13th February 2024 – by Dr Prashant Deshmukh & Dr Purushotham Chilla

Exploring the Wild: A Day of Wildlife Sign Surveys at Sariska Tiger Reserve The sun had recently risen above the horizon, illuminating the Sariska Tiger Reserve with a golden light.…
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11th February 2024 in 2024

11th February 2024 – by Dr Ilayaraja Selvaraj

On Day 2, 11th February 2024 of the IWAH course, we travelled to Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India. I was curious about the course and to join through all the…
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4th March 2023 in 2023

4th March 2023 – by Dr Dominic Phillips

Our last day at Sariska – can you believe it!  And it’s presentation day.  There was definitely an air of apprehension and tension as everyone prepared to give their 7-minute…
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28th February 2023 in 2023

28th February 2023 – by Dr Pradeep Mishra

Day 13 of the IWAH training focused on restraint in wild animals. The participants were divided into small groups and each group took turns in to understand the procedure, planning…
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26th February 2023 in 2023

26th February 2023 – by Dr Kartik Chaudhary

We began our day with yoga and positive energy in the morning.  Then, Dr Sandeep Gupta instructed us on wildlife forensics, during which time we learned about wildlife trade, sampling…
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25th February 2023 in 2023

25th February 2023 – by Dr Ian Anderson

Day 10 started for some of us with Pat’s early morning yoga session in the garden, watched as always by the grey langurs. As the day’s topic was Aquatic animal…
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24th February 2023 in 2023

24th February 2023 – by Dr Ajeet Kumar Pandey

Day of Investigation. This is an important day for us. Investigation of disease in national parks is an important component of wildlife-human-livestock interfaces. In the morning Tony Saisbury divided all…
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23rd February 2023 in 2023

23rd February 2023 – by Dr Kimia Safaei

7:30am This is the dreamy view I wake up to every day. Today, the Yoga class was held in the queen’s corner central area because last night some predator was…
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21st February 2023 in 2023

21st February 2023 – by Dr Patricia Shuen

The human-wildlife interface and protected area management/ endangered species management Woke up to the sounds of warning calls A predator is around! Morning chai in Queen’s Corner courtyard followed by…
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20th February 2023 in 2023

20th February 2023 – by Dr Sujit Kolangath

Tracking Tigress ‘Uncertainty’ If I have learnt anything about wildlife in my last years of my engagement it is, ‘Wildlife is synonymous with uncertainty’. Yes ‘uncertainty’ is what I associate…
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18th February 2023 in 2023

18th February 2023 – by Dr Amit Oad

Early in the morning of day 3 on the IWAH course, we entered Sariska Tiger Reserve, located in Rajasthan, India. We took open jeeps with our instructors guiding us on…
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9th April 2022 in 2022

9th April 2022 – by Dr Mayur Kumar

The 12th day of the training. All through our course we had learnt about different taxa, different species within each taxa and their similarities and differences. The differences are inter-specific…
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8th April 2022 in 2022

8th April 2022 – by Dr Sanjeet Kumar and Dr Singray Kullu

A Field Training on Immobilization of Wild Animals. April 08, 2022, the 11th day of the course and our day of reckoning. The time had come to see for real…
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7th April 2022 in 2022

7th April 2022 – by Dr. Prabhat Basumataray & Dr. Nisha Raichel

Wild animal immobilization is as much an art as it is a science and we got first-hand experience today! 7th of April 2022, our 10th day at Sariska Tiger Reserve.…
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5th April 2022 in 2022

5th April 2022 – by Dr Prateek Anand, Dr Raj Kumar Sharma and Dr Tarun Kumar Garg

Till today all our experiences with herps (which we identified as creepy crawlies) were filled with misconceptions and “stories” that have come down the ages in our lives. Today we…
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4th April 2022 in 2022

4th April 2022 – by Dr Ashish Kumar

Day 8th of this course was a little bit relaxing because of no morning field activity. So all participants woke up late and after getting ready, we went straight to…
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3rd April 2022 in 2022

3rd April 2022 – by Dr Karan Sehgal

I started my journey from the youngest mountain ranges of Shivalik in Himachal Pradesh ( house of all the deities- Devbhoomi) to the oldest one that is Aravali 's in…
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2nd April 2022 in 2022

2nd April 2022 – by Dr Archana Saraf

We started our day in the morning with fresh energy, all set to imbibe the information which will be provided to us. It started with Dr. Sandeep Gupta giving us…
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1st April 2022 in 2022

1st April 2022 – Dr Ram pravesh Ram and Dr Bablu Sundi

Our day started with lots of excitement and anticipation as we were going for a tiger safari. Everyone was really eager to see a tiger and it took us around…
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31st March 2022 in 2022

31st March 2022 – Dr Anshul Chandel & Dr Shivanand Kanshi

The day started with a hot cup of tea and an early morning activity for collection of data for distance sampling on a line transect at 6:00 am. The activity…
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30th March 2022 in 2022

30th March 2022 – Dr Sahu

The third day of the course started with a field visit to the tiger reserve led by Dr Bilal Habib. We saw pugmarks of a leopard and a tiger along…
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29th March 2022 in 2022

29th March 2022 – Dr Amit Kumar & Dr Pankaj Kumar

It was a very beautiful sunny day and the day started with early checkout from the hotel and moving towards KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK a Ramsar site as well as a…
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28th March 2022 in 2022

28th March 2022 – Dr. Ansar Ahmad & Dr. Vijay Shankar Dubey

First day of our training started with a very beautiful morning and healthy breakfast. We headed towards Bear Conservation Care Centre at Wildlife SOS near Agra. Mr. Baiju Raj. M.…
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2nd April 2021 in 2021

2nd April 2021 – (by Manoj Kumar Tony)

Before, writing this blog,I would like to wish everyone on this auspicious day of Good Friday. The 13th day of our course started with a beautiful morning and a cup…
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1st April 2021 in 2021

1st April 2021 – (by Dalip Kumar Baitha)

As I start my blog, I would like to inform you that today is April fool's day, I assure you that I would write true and what happened. 😅😅 Secondly,…
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31st March 2021 in 2021

31st March 2021 – (by Rajiv Ranjan)

Today, the eleventh day of our training commenced under the leadership of Dr Parag Nigam, Dr A.B.Srivastava Sir and the young doctor Dr Ankush Dubey. Live Animal capture was the…
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30th March 2021 in 2021

30th March 2021 – (by Bikram Kumar)

Day 10th of the training started with interesting use of Bisleri water for our morning duties as some temporary electrical fault led to non-filling of the water tank that resumed…
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29th March 2021 in 2021

29th March 2021 – (by Neeraj Narayan)

Celebrating Festival of Colours- The Holi. A beautiful Morning started with all of the Course Participants and faculty getting together for celebrating the festival of Colours. Pink, Blue, Green, yellow,…
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28th March 2021 in 2021

28th March 2021 – (by Raj Kapur)

The morning started with a warm cup of tea served in queen's corner. Today the days was special for all of us as we got an opportunity to see, understand…
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27th March 2021 in 2021

27th March 2021 – (by Raj Kapur)

Today morning started with a beautiful song to commemorate the cool breeze that I kept humming due to the beautiful cool breeze that struck my room door. After finishing my…
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26th March 2021 in 2021

26th March 2021 – (by Neeraj Narayan)

A Very Good Morning from the Serenity of Sariska, Today the Day 06th of our applied learning is all about investigative and forensic Wildlife studies. After the morning assembly at…
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25th March 2021 in 2021

25th March 2021 – (by Sanjiv Rajan)

Today, all participants assembled in the lecture theatre at 9 a.m after a sumptuous breakfast. Dr Ruchi Badola, Sr Professor, WII initiated a technical session on the Sustainable Livelihood Approach…
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23rd March 2021 in 2021

24th March 2021 – (by Amit Kumar)

After early morning tea with baked savouries, we headed for the last day of transect walk (Triplicate). The early morning sun with a cool breeze and the walk-in wilderness was…
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23rd March 2021 in 2021

23rd March 2021 – (by Amit Kumar)

The third day of our field training started with a morning assembly at the queen's corner with tutors. Based on the previous day experience, we proceeded to the field to…
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22nd March 2021 in 2021

22nd March 2021 – (by Subodh Kumar)

Today, we dealt with the routine and gathered at the lawn with our course tutor Dr Parag Nigam, Dr Bilal Habib, Dr Bivash Pandav and his team at 6:30 in…
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21st March 2021 in 2021

21st March 2021 – (by Rakesh Kumar)

I woke up at 5 am with all the remaining 9 participants and rush to the Sariska Forest. Our course coordinators Dr Parag Nigam and Dr Bilal Habib guided us…
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20th February 2020 in 2020

8th February 2020 – (by Shiva Sawmy)

After spending my day off exploring the amazing city of Jaipur on the eve, I woke up this morning even more excited, as today marked the start of lectures and…
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