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Habitat Protection

Cuteness Alert!

By Suvidha Bhatnagar

Wildlife SOS rescued a small baby hedgehog in Agra Bear Rescue Facility, Uttar Pradesh. Gopal Singh, the bear keeper was busy in his routine field cleaning work when he noticed a baby hedgehog wandering in a bear enclosure. With the agility and speed we never knew Gopal possessed, he dashed into the bear enclosure and scooped up the little one, even as a few curious bears had started walking towards it. The hedgehog was 'rescued' and brought to the vets. Read more »

Food will last if Forests Shall- Story from Jammu & Kashmir

by- Aaliya Mir

A Famous Kashmiri Proverb "Aan Poshe Tale,Yalee Waan Poshe"(Food will last if Forests Shall).

The environment faces a multitude of challenges today. From climate change to species extinction, our planet and its inhabitants are continually facing man-made threats that must be averted. Keeping the same in mind, Wildlife SOS in association with the school authorities of Rainawari Girls Higher Secondary School and Soura Boys Higher Secondary School planted saplings in their school campuses as part of the ongoing awareness programme in the state.

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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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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 »

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 »

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 »

Wild Nilgai Antelope rescued from South Delhi colony and released

A large adult wild Nilgai antelope bull was rescued from the residential area of Netaji Nagar by Wildlife SOS and translocated to the Asola wildlife sanctuary on January 3, 2014.

The rescue operation lasted several hours as the Nilgai was wandering in the residential E Block of Netaji Nagar.

A resident of the colony called up the Wildlife SOS helpline to notify us of the information that a Nilgai had been roaming around in their colony. Rajbir Singh, rescue coordinator with Wildlife SOS, rished to the spot the same afternoon. The operation began at around 2pm. The team from WTI also came a little later and participated in the rescue operation.  Read more »

Wildlife SOS speaks at Techvaganza 13

Conserving wildlife requires a lot of the traditional methods of setting aside habitat that has minimal human disturbances as well as ensuring that the habitat is not polluted with toxins that can destroy whole ecosystems. Read more »

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 »

Earth Day Environment Extravaganza

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher- Wordsworth

The himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir is home to sprawling forests, sadly these forests are rapidly thinning due to biotic pressure caused by population pressure, encroachment, logging and the concrete jungle taking over. 

It is heartbreaking to watch, what were once lush green habitat home to numerous wildlife species now becoming sparse forests. Wildlife SOS decided to reintroduce to the students of Kashmir University and the locals of Srinagar, the forests and the goodness of nature.

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World Wetland Day - our conservation efforts in Kashmir!

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Wildlife SOS attends 15th International Forestry and Environment Symposium in Sri Lanka

Wildlife SOS research co ordinator Usham S. Singh recently presented a paper -“Black bear-human conflict in the Western Himalayan region of Kashmir, India” at the 15th International Forestry and Environment Symposium, held at Colombo, Sri Lanka from 26th-27th November, 2010. The paper was co-authored by Usham Singh, Thomas Sharp, Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani.
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Progress in Jammu & Kashmir

bear cubsTawny Leopards straying into villages, black bears being burnt alive by locals, and the only Red deer found in India, strewn amongst a high conflict zone: it’s all in one state, and Wildlife SOS is helping out. Read more »