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Wounded Wild Mother Bear and Her Cub Rescued by Wildlife SOS In Karnataka

 

The wild female sloth bear was captured by the Karnataka Forest Department from Tumkur Division, Yelanadu, C.N.Halli, and was received at Bannerghatta bear rescue center on 26th August 2014 along with her baby cub, a victim of the human animal conflict so prevalent in this area she was found. Found in a pit near a farm, sedated and brought back to BBRC, she was in a deeply traumatized state, a deep wound on the left forearm region and swelling on the right hind limb was giving her a  great deal of pain although the necessary treatment was given on that day. 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 »

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 »

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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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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Monitor Lizard In a Soup

By Aishuwarya Sudarshan

In a shocking incident on 6th December, the ugly face of illegal wildlife trade in Delhi surfaced again, this time in a large market! At about 8:30 pm, Our Helpline received a tip off about some live wild animals being sold secretly in south Delhi’s INA market. Read more »

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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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 »

Birds of Prey Fall Prey to Smugglers

Bird of Prey
Recently, the office of Wildlife SOS in Delhi received a tip from an anonymous caller that poachers were attempting to smuggle some birds of prey amidst luggage in a bus in the town of Meerut, about 3 hours away.
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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 »