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Black bears move into Naesh Bhat

By Aaliya Mir

The village of Naesh Bhat is in the district of Baramulla and has a population of about 1500 people.  The village is situated in a hilly are in northern Kashmir and is primarily a horticulture community dependent on apple production.  Althouh the village is not located by the forests, it is visited by Asiatic black bears and leopards. Until recently, there wasn't a problem between wildlife and people.  Bears would roam within the limits of the deep gorge for food, away from human habitations. However, recently it has become a problem for area residents because the bears have started to move up toward human habitation. Read more »

Capacity building for the Wildlife Protection Department in Kashmir

By Aaliya Mir

A program was organized for the staff of the WPD to identify the problems faced by the staff during rescue operations.  There was also an opportunity to share ideas on ways to make the rescue operations more efficient and safer.  

The capacity building program was attended by more than 40 field staff engaged in rescue operations.  All attendees were inteersted in finding ways to both save people's lives and protect the wildlife as well.  The greatest problems occur when wildlife comes into contact with human habitations. Read more »

Inspiring Youth !

by- Suvidha Bhatnagar

A team of 23 students from UNC Kenan- Flagler business school (United States) visited Wildlife SOS's Elephant Conservation and Care Center(ECCC), Uttar Pradesh as a part of their educational tour this month. Mr Baiju Raj M.V. who is a wildlife biologist and works as a Director- Administration at Wildlife SOS's Agra Bear Rescue Facility gave a presentation about the elephants rescued by Wildlife SOS.

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Elephants today have no place to hide

Recently, Wildlife SOS had a blog posted in the Huffington Post on the topic that raises the question, is there any safe place for elephants left in the world?  Here is an exerpt from the article:

By Georja Umano

"Today the world has grown smaller; the human population is expanding and exploding, and the elephants and their ancestral homelands are being systematically disregarded, discarded and destroyed. Read more »

Founders of Wildlife SOS honored

The Limca Book of records celebrated their 25th year of existence by honoring 25 women for their contributions to society. Our co-founder, Geeta Seshamani was one of the 25 women and she was honored for her contribution to animal welfare and conservation that has spanned a period of over 34 years. Read more »

Cobra Rescued from Snake Charmer


by- Amanjeet Kaur

Earlier this month, the team of Wildlife SOS recieved a phone call from forest ranger Mr. R K Sharma, that a snake charmer was spotted at the mall road oposite Mughal hotel in Agra city. A snake rescue team of three- Mr Bhushan Kumar, Mr Sakir and Mr Reddy was deployed at the above mentioned location followed by the rescue of a Cobra snake from the snake charmer. The offender was handed over to the Forest Department for further investigation.  Read more »

WILD PIG RESCUE

By Amanjeet Kaur

A foggy winter morning recently, the team of Wildlife SOS received a call from RFO Raya about a wild pig that had toppled into an unused well at a village called Pavesra in Mathura district. The rescue team of Wildlife SOS- Karamveer Nath, Moharpal, our veterinarians- Dr Yaduraj, Dr Neeraj and the communication officer Arpit Kubba rushed to the rescue site. Read more »

Nargis beats Disability!

by- Suvidha Bhatnagar

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."- Scott Hamilton

As part of the Kalandar Education Program running since 2006, Wildlife SOS has left no stone unturned in convincing members of the Kalandar community to send their children, particularly girls to school. One such child, Nargis, an eight year old daughter of a Kalandar and also a polio victim, today stands as a testimony to Wildlife SOS's efforts. Read more »

Sibling Love

By Aaliya Mir

February 7, 2014: Raja and Zara are three-year-old Moon Bears in Pahalgam. Rescued a little less than three years ago, these cubs would not have made it if Wildlife SOS had not intervened. The two siblings were found in the trunk of a hollow Chinar tree in the Tral area of the Shopian Division of Kashmir. The Tral area was notorious for the number of bear attacks and also the number of bears that had been killed. In 2006, the nation was stunned by a video that played on almost all channels showing a bear being burnt alive by the villagers of this area although it had offered no violence and was merely foraging in their orchards. Read more »