It is difficult to predict what will happen with a sedated animal running free. It could lie low till the effect of the sedatives has passed and then make a dash for safety. Read more
In January this year, while I was working as a rehabilitator for IFAW-WTI's Emergency Relief Network at the International Kite Festival in Porbandar, Gujarat, I received news of an opportunity to work with a pair of captive Hog Deer (Axis porcinus) Read more
In his blog Jose Louies takes us through a historic day that saw religious boundaries being blurred to stop #BloodIvory trade. On Jan 26, Sri Lanka crushed and burnt 359 tusks in a religious ceremony in Colombo and prayed for souls of dead elephants Read more
As a wildlife vet posted with WTI’s MVS unit in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, I have handled quite a few strange and some rather amusing cases. But the case I was called out on a couple of weeks ago is worth telling a story. Blog by Dr Shanatanu Kalambi Read more
The following is a first person account by Jose Louise on his experiment with technology to fight wildlife trade in Bhutan. Read more
Blog by Dr Shantanu Kalambi. I always imagined a wildlife veterinarian’s job required a high level of fitness with loads of running towards animals and running away from them,jumping on crocodiles (Steve Irwin be praised). Sadly, it isn't. Read more
Dr Jahan Ahmed writes a first-person account of moving four Asiatic black bear cubs from the IFAW-WTI’s Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation to their acclimatization site. Read more
Under the Pakke Conservation Project, the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) is the first specialised rehabilitation centre for Asiatic black bears in India. Supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the centre was established jointly by the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in 2002, with an aim to rehabilitate displaced cubs back into the wild.
West Coast Marine Conservation Project in Gujarat has two components -- the Whale Shark Conservation Project and the Coral Reef Recovery Project. A joint venture of the Gujarat Forest Department, Tata Chemicals Limited and WTI, the project activities involve scientific studies of whale sharks through photo-identification, genetic analysis and satellite tagging. Moreover, the Coral Reef Recovery Project seeks to develop and implement appropriate strategies for the conservation of Mithapur reef.
The Udanti Wild Buffalo Recovery Project aims to stabilise the wild buffalo population in Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh by implementing a number of ex situ and in situ interventions.

In a major boost to combating wildlife crimes, for the first time in India, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) with support of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has developed an Android based smartphone application wherein users can report wildlife crimes from anywhere across the country using their phones. The app also has an integrated digital version of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and was formally handed over to WCCB on November 3, 2014.


Animal Action Education is the largest animal-focused educational activity in the world and draws participation of millions of children world wide. Organised in 18 countries including India, dive into the world of animals as the various packs teach you all you need to know about from elephants and tigers to cats and dogs!




A house in Ram Terang village, 2012. Located in the autonomous tribal Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam, the village lay on an ancient elephant route between Kaziranga National Park and Nambor-Daigurung Wildlife Sanctuary.

A house damaged by migrating elephants. The village – more of a hamlet with just 19 houses – was a hotbed of human-elephant conflict, particularly when the paddy crop ripened.

WTI began working on conflict mitigation in this region in 2012. Confidence building measures like this water storage and bathing facility at Sar Kro Village were among the first steps, with support from JTEF and IUCN NL

WTI partnered with the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council to develop a consensus for the voluntary relocation of villagers. In 2013 the King of Karbi Anglong laid the foundation stone for the creation of a new Karbi village.

WTI also teamed up with UK-based NGO Elephant Family to plan and develop New Ram Terang – a model ethnic Karbi village, 6 kilometres from the old village and out of the elephants’ way.

Villagers moving in to their new houses. The new village offers well constructed homes and better facilities to the villagers, and of course, the freedom to sow and reap their crops without fear of elephants.

On 5 June 2015, World Environment Day, school and college children from the region planted saplings in Ram Terang’s old location, signifying the ‘rewilding’ of the area.

New Ram Terang as it looks today. In November 2015, WTI CEO Vivek Menon and Elephant Family CEO Ruth Powys had handed over a ceremonial bunch of keys to the Gaon Burha, the village headman, marking the village’s completion.

Elephant footprints and scattered bananas in this picture from April 2016 show that elephants have reclaimed the area where Ram Terang once stood.

A pile of elephant dung on a broken fence at the village’s former location. The picture tells the story: elephants once again have undisputed right of passage through the Kalaphar-Daigurung elephant corridor.
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