05 Feb, 2018
The Indo-German Cooperation project on “Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation (HWC) in India” was formally launched at an Inception Workshop organized jointly by GIZ and MoEFCC at Hotel Claridges in Delhi on February 5, 2018. The workshop was inaugurated by Sh. Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests and Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Dr. Konrad Uebelhoer, Programme Director, Indo-German Biodiversity Programme, together with Sh. M. S. Negi, Additional DFG, Sh. Soumitra DasGupta, IGF MoEFCC, Sh. Roy P. Thomas, Joint Director MoEFCC and Dr Neeraj Khera, Team Leader-HWC Project.
The inaugural session was followed by a panel discussion on “Approaches and Strategies for mitigating the impact of Human Wildlife Conflict in India”. This was chaired by Sh. DasGupta, IGF. Expert inputs were provided by Dr. Qamar Qureshi from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dr. Dipankar Ghose, Director, species and landscapes, WWF India, Sh. Rahul Kaul, WTI, Sh. Ajay Desai and a situation analysis report was presented by Dr Pia Sethi, TERI.
The project brochure was released for sharing further information on the project.
The inception workshop was attended by the senior Forest Department officials from the three project partner States- Uttarakhand, Karnataka and West Bengal.
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