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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 »

Three young sloth bears seized

By Resham Beri

In a joint Anti-poaching operation by Jharkhand Forest Department, police and Wildlife SOS, three young sloth bears belonging to the NAt community were seized from poachers.  The bears had been illegally brought to India.  Since the bears were seized they have been transferred to our Agra Bear Rescue Facility in Uttar Pradesh which is the largest rehabiliation center in the world for sloth bears. Read more »

4 Bears Rescued in Anti-Poaching Operation

 

 In an all night anti poaching rescue operation based on intelligence provided by Wildlife SOS, four young male sloth bears were seized from poachers on the Indo Nepal border. Six persons were arrested by Police and the Forest Department in the night long operation that lasted several hours carried out in the Sahibganj district of Jharkhand. 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 »

Two Slow Loris seized from smugglers at the Delhi International Airport

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan 

Everybody at the Delhi International airport thought it was just another day at work, security, scanners and aero planes. Little did they know things were about to change. The Jet Airways flight from Thailand had landed, the date 10th September 2012. Most passengers were rushing to get through the transfer gate to catch the connecting flight to Dubai. 

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Notorious Tiger Poacher Nabbed

Tiger
In a daring operation involving several vehicles and a daylight chase
and ambush through the streets of Delhi NCR Gurgoan area, notorious poacher BHEEMA BAWARIA was arrested red handed with a tiger skin, tiger bones (an entire skeleton), two live turtles and ivory.   This was a joint operation conducted by NGO Wildlife SOS, NTCA, Haryana Forest Department, CBI, WCCB and Haryana Police. Read more »

Poachers arrested, skin seized and our fingers crossed!!!

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan

Our Forest Watch team received a tip off about a few men in a remote district of Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh, who looked suspicious and were snooping around the village holding a parcel that looked a little fishy.

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A successful Anti-poaching in the Delhi border results in the arrest of 4 poachers and recovery of 15 deadly jaw traps and wild animal carcasses

Ambush on the Delhi Border

In a joint Anti operation carried out by Wildlife SOS with Haryana Forest Dept and Haryana Police based on intelligence intercepted by Wildlife SOS, it was shocking to learn that wildlife poaching was rampant in the border areas of Delhi.

An ambush operation was arranged and the team had an all night vigil which we hoped would yield results.
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Joint Anti poaching Operation with Bihar Police & Forest Dept results in rescue of seven bears including five bear cubs – three traders arrested

Rescue of seven bears

In a successful joint anti poaching operation Wildlife SOS rescued five endangered sloth bear cubs and two sub-adult bears from the Banka district of Bihar in the wee hours of morning on Friday. Three traders trying to sell the wild animals were also arrested.
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Hitting the Airwaves

Wildlife SOS Ambassador for the animals and acclaimed Bollywood actor, Abhay Deol, recently took to the airwaves along with Kartick to talk about why he supports Wildlife SOS!

Anti - poaching unit is on the move

 Anti PoachingJanuary has been a very successful month for the anti-poaching unit of WILDLIFE SOS. With 3 major raids and consequent possession of confiscated wildlife, Wildlife SOS has helped a huge number of animals and birds. Read more »

Wildlife S.O.S. Awareness and Education Programme in Kashmir gains ground

Awareness campaign

The Wildlife S.O.S. Awareness and Education programme in Kashmir valley run by education officer Aliya Mir is fast gaining popularity...

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Police and Wildlife SOS Team up to Arrest Poacher

Leopard Skin BustIn an operation that spanned over several weeks, the Wildlife S.O.S. - Wildlife Crime Enforcement Unit in Chattisgarh (Central India) worked closely with the Crime Branch of the Chattisgarh Police to arrest a wildlife smuggler and confiscate a leopard skin. Read more »