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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 »

'I Pledge to Protect Wildlife'

By Ankita Kanwar

January 31, 2014: It was a chilly Friday morning as our communication team at Wildlife SOS made their way to Salwan Public School in Delhi. Wildlife SOS and sister NGO, Friendicoes, were invited to participate at the school's 'Kids for Tigers' fest-- a joint initiative by Sanctuary Asia and Kids for Tigers. 

The festival included several popular schools from Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) participating in various competitions aimed at spreading awareness about the environment. Our team decided to launch a pledge and engage the students in the protection of Indian wildlife. Read more »

Singapore Hosts Art Exhibition Featuring Works of Rescued elephant 'Phoolkali' and Artist Alpana Ahuja

Her Excellency Vijay Thakur Singh lighting the lamp at the exhibition's opening ceremony Read more »

Something called Hope!

by- Suvidha Bhatnagar

"There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for."- J.R.R. Tolkien

Wildlife SOS has been diligently working for years in order to control poaching and illegal trade in India by reforming tribals that depend on wildlife for food, or as a source of income and livelihoods and by educating there children and empowering womenfolk as second income earners. Wildlife SOS encouraged the Kalandar community to voluntarily and peacefully surrender their bears with an aim to effectively support community development to help bring disadvantaged tribal communities to the mainstream. Read more »

Hyena injured in road accident rescued

The team of Wildlife SOS at Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre (MLRC) in Maharashtra received a call for the rescue of a hyena severely injured in a road accident at 5.30pm on January 7th, 2014. The hyena had been hit by a speeding vehicle 15km from the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre. The animal had been left paralyzed and stranded by the accident and was therefore unable to move from the accident spot. 

Our team rushed to the accident spot and rescued the hyena. The hyena was brought to the clinic inside the rescue centre. Read more »