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Street talks in Kashmir by Wildlife SOS

By- Aaliya Mir

With the sudden increase in issues regarding Man-Wild animal conflicts, Wildlife SOS had organised a series of street talks in the North division of Kashmir region to create awareness. It involved interacting with the people and getting their views on the solutions which could be adopted to minimize the Man-Animal conflict. Apart from listening to the people, Wildlife SOS put forward their perspective as to what is leading us to this conflict and also dicussed the measures which could be followed to minimize it.

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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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Help Wildlife SOS win $100 K

Wildlife SOS is participating in the Crowdrise Holiday Challenge.  This is an opportunity for us to raise much needed funds in order to help Nepal's bears.  Here are a few things you should know about the campaign and some details of how you can help!

Can I donate from anywhere?  Yes, you can donate for this fundraiser from anywhere in the world.  However, you do need a credit card and it needs to be processed through Crowdwise in order for it to count towards the competition. http://www.crowdrise.com/Savebearcubs Read more »

A Man Who Will Go to the ends of the Earth to help wildlife

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Barefoot soldiers conserving the bear habitat

By Samad Kottur

In 2006, Wildlife SOS intiated a project that would conserve bear habitat in the area of karnataka near Ramdurga. This unique habitat was chosen because of its value to protecting sloth bears. It is ideal because the rocky boulders and a scrub jungle that spreads on undulating hill ranges provide shelter and food for the bears.  Read more »

Sloth bear cub trapped in a snare, rescued and released.

 In the early hours of 3rd December 2012, Wildlife SOS team in Bangalore headed by Dr Arun A Sha received an SOS call from the DFO Tumkur Read more »

Bear conference to address threats to bears in India

In 2009, Wildlife SOS along with an international NGO coalition was able to bring an effective end to the dancing bear trade in India.  However, other threats to bears in India remain.  Read more »

Titli -The Bell Ringer

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An Inside Look at the World of Dr. Raja


This is the third interview in a series that we are doing on the great people who make the work at Wildlife SOS possible. This interview is with Dr. Raja, who is the Senior Veterinary Officer, at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility. His dedication has kept our bears healthy and happy and we are very grateful to his contribution and commitment to ending the suffering of 'dancing bears' in India. Read more »

An interview with Dr. Arun, the senior vet at the Wildlife SOS Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center

Dr. Arun is our senior vet at the Bannerghata Bear Rescue Center. He has been working with our rescued bears for many years now. He is a very intelligent, compassionate and hard working vet. The bears are in extremely good hands under his care. We thought you might enjoy getting to know him a little bit better.

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Learning from Nature

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan

The environment is the best teacher. She might not be the calmest but she has her way of getting the point across. Wildlife SOS has had more than one tryst with her and we have learnt more than we could’ve any other way.  Read more »

Happy Days of Jambavant

jamawant in grass


By Sharon St. Joan


During the monsoon, Jambavant can be found after a heavy downpour, walking along with the mud squishing between his toes.  He peers at the ground, waiting for bugs and termites to come up to the surface, and ants too! He enjoys having his fur all wet. For him the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, run by Wildlife SOS, is heaven. Read more »

Meet Kaveri- A blind bear who uses her freedom as vision!

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan

Every bear that comes into our centre has a unique story; one usually filled with trauma and fear. Kaveri’s story was like most other dancing bears, but with so much more pain that it’s a miracle she survived. Despite her painful early years, she has blossomed into a happy bear and flourishes at our rescue centre today.

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Enriching the lives of our rescued bears!!!

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan 

Everyone has a fond memory of a play ground where the See-Saw never went up or being a daredevil on the jungle gym was necessary to join the cool gang. The reason we were taken to parks as children was not just for our mothers to get some quiet time. It was also to help improve our mental and physical self. The park made us stronger not just by swinging higher than everyone else, but by teaching us new routes, new tricks, making us plan our play time and pushing us into completing the monkey bars.  Read more »

Wildlife SOS “bear family” has a new member.

Wildlife SOS recently received one more "dancing bear" at the Agra Bear Rescue Centre. The bear named “Moksha” meaning “eternal freedom of the soul” was one of the few bears that had been smuggled out of the country by his owner to avoid surrender to or confiscation by the Indian authorities. But after almost a year of hiding in a foreign country and avoiding returning to his family in India, the owner ultimately decided to return to India with the intention of surrendering his animal. Read more »