Sat, 2013-10-26 08:10 | by Nikki
By Steffi Joseph
"And there's always a way to begin with."-Autumn Doughton Read more »
Tue, 2013-10-22 14:59 | by Nikki
Rakhee Sharma has been overseeing the Kalandar rehab program for the past 7 years. Her day starts bright and earlier, usually around 5 AM and she doesn't stop until almost midnight. Find out more about the woman who has helped thousands of Kalandar men, women and children. Read more »
Sun, 2013-06-30 01:37 | by Nikki
As many of you know, in our work to solve the 'dancing bear problem in India, we worked with the Kalandar people to find alternative livelihoods, one that did not include exploiting animals. In many cases we were able to employ some of the Kalandar people to work at various tasks at our rescue facilities. We would like to introduce you to one of our team members, Manoj Kalandar, who has come from a Kalandar community that used to dance bears. Read more »
Sat, 2012-08-04 05:55 | by Anonymous
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.
Joint Anti poaching Operation with Bihar Police & Forest Dept results in rescue of seven bears including five bear cubs – three traders arrestedSun, 2011-01-23 02:37 | by Santosh
Sun, 2010-08-29 23:54 | by Santosh
In the year 2006, the Kalandar Education Program took off in Bhopal as part of the Kalandar Rehabilitation Program. Although no stone was left unturned in trying to convince the Kalandars to send their children to school, only one application form was received by the Kalandar Rehabilitation officer Prerna Sharma. Four years later in 2010, 101 Kalandar children in Bhopal are seeking the help of Wildlife S.O.S. Read more »
Tue, 2010-07-06 23:08 | by Santosh
Fri, 2010-07-02 01:19 | by Anonymous
Fri, 2010-06-04 16:40 | by Kate
They tried to run, but they couldn't hide. Eight more dancing bears have been rescued after they were found in Nepal; their owners hiding from authorities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »
Thu, 2010-04-15 03:15 | by Anonymous
In an effort to ensure that the recently ended Dancing Bear practice has no reason to rear its ugly head, Wildlife SOS working closely with the District Collector of Bilaspur provided rehabilitation assistance to the last of the Kalandar families in Chorbatti village of Chattisgarh who surrende Read more »
Thu, 2010-02-18 01:58 | by Santosh
In an effort to ensure that the recently ended Dancing Bear practice has no reason to rear its ugly head, Wildlife SOS working closely with the District Collector of Bilaspur provided rehabilitation assistance to the last of the Kalandar families in Chorbatti village of Chattisgarh, all of whom recently surrendered their dancing bears to the State Fo Read more »
Fri, 2009-12-18 00:00 | by Kate
December 18, 2009, Bangalore, India – The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and the state forest departments, Delhi headquartered non-profit Wildlife SOS, with its US and UK arms, and a coalition of international conservation and animal rescue groups, Free the Bears Fund (FTB) from Australia, International Animal Rescue (IAR) from the UK and One Voice Association France, is about to make animal welfare history by taking the last dancing bears off the stre Read more »
Wed, 2009-08-26 23:00 | by Jon
In 2007 the Kalandar village of Naya Basera in Kotra near Bhopal took pride in Nissar, the first and only Kalandar child to ever go to school and who is now studying to be an engineer. A little over two years later, in August 2009 Naya Basera boasts of 114 children going to school and getting educated under the Wildlife S.O.S. Literacy Programme for Kalandar children.
Wed, 2009-06-17 23:00 | by Kate
Wed, 2009-01-07 00:00 | by Jon
On 28 December 2008, 52 rehabilitated kalandar families took firm steps forward to create richer and better lives for themselves. It was a very promising day for wildlife conservation in India as the entire Kalandar community in Naya Basera, Bhopal renewed their pledge to empower themselves with help and support from Wildlife SOS.