1 Tahrcountry Musings: February 2005

Friday, February 04, 2005

IV World Congress on Mountain Ungulates, India

Message from Dr A.J.T Johnsingh

IV World Congress on Mountain Ungulates, India
– First announcement

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

As the Chairman of the Scientific Committee, I am happy to inform you that the IV World Congress on Mountain Ungulates will be held at Munnar, Kerala, India, from 12-15 September 2006. Kerala is a fascinating State and called “God’s own country” and it will be a great opportunity to visit the State and the nearby premier Protected Areas.

In this regard, I would like to request all those who are interested to participate in this Congress to send in their willingness and the tentative title of your presentation/poster to my colleague, Dr. S.Sathyakumar (Email: ssk@wii.gov.in Fax: +91 135 2640117) at your earliest convenience. Soon a website on the Congress will be in place which will give further details. Kindly forward this email to other colleagues and friends who may also be interested in participating in this Congress.

Let us all work together to make this Congress a great success.

Look forward to meeting you in India during September 2006.

Yours sincerely,

Chair, Scientific Committee

Contact address:

Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh
Wildlife Institute of India
P.O. Box 18, Chandrabani,
Dehradun 248 001
Uttaranchal, India

+91 135 2640111 to 115

Fax: +91 135 2640117


Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Mahout School

The Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department is opening an school for Mahouts(Elephant Drivers). The School is being opened at Kodanad, near Perunbavoor, an hours drive from Cochin(Kochi). According to the Chief Wildlife Wardn of Kerala Shri. B.S Corrie, this is the first such venture in the country and will be a pathbreaking event in care and management of Elephants.The centre will train Mahouts from all over India in the nuances of scientific care of Elephants.