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Legal Assistance Review Meetings held in Kanha, Pench TRs

Major Burn on Illegal Wildlife Trade as Kenya sends Ivory, Rhino Horn up in Smoke


School Bags Help the Flight of the Amur Falcon


A Royal Couple, Orphaned Animals and a Painted Elephant


New Horizon of Hope for Rehabilitated Village in Assam


Male rhino calf rescued and admitted at CWRC from Kaziranga


Village youth in Arunachal Pradesh hand over a rescued bear cub


Stakeholders from Arunachal Pradesh Visit Conservation Projects in Assam


Crowd Control Enables Elephant Rescue her Calf in a Tea Garden in Assam


Clouded Leopard shifted to the Acclimitisation Site in Manas National Park


Two Rehabilitated Rhinos Walk to Freedom in Manas

Two Vultures Admitted to IFAW-WTI Wildlife Rescue Centre in Assam

WTI Conducts Wildlife Crime Prevention Training for Forest Staff in Kanha TR

Sub- Adult Conflict Leopard Rescued & Released in Kaziranga

WTI-Tata Trusts Publication on Sarus Cranes in Eastern UP Released by U.P. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

Hog Deer Ear Tagged and Released in Kaziranga

Clouded Leopard Returns to Wild after Successful Surgery

Injured Jungle Kitten Admitted at CWRC

IFAW-WTI Reaches Out to Birds Injured by Kite Strings in Gujarat & Rajasthan

Bear Rescued from Conflict Released Back to the Wild

Livestock Carcass Disposal Workers and Contractors Attend Workshop on Vulture Conservation

Two Hog Deer Rescued and Released by CWRC MVS in Kaziranga NP


WTI Provides Ex-Gratia Support to Forest Watcher Attacked by Tiger in Bandipur

Bear Cubs Walk the Forests to Prepare for Eventual Release

Two Rescued Himalayan Griffons Released in Wild

Poisoned Ruddy Shelducks Treated and Released in Kaziranga

First Case of Steppe Eagle Handled by CWRC MVS in Assam

Baby Elephants Walk in the Wild

Poacher Sentenced to 4.6 yrs Imprisonment for Attempting to Kill a Tiger

Adi Tribe in Arunachal Pradesh Puts Restrictions on Hunting and Fishing

Legendary Conservationist Ashok Kumar Honoured with the Sanctuary Legend Award

WTI Celebrates Gujarat Whale Shark Day

WTI signs MoU with Odisha Government for Comprehensive Wildlife Management Plan

Operation Shield-I: Wanted Wildlife Trader Couple Arrested with 27.5 Kgs of Pangolin

Villagers Give Right of Passage to Elephants in Kalapahar-Daigurung Corridor

Captive Elephants of Northeast Now have a Clinic in Kaziranga


IFAW-WTI Rescues and Translocates Stranded Gibbon Family in Arunachal

Falcon Festival: An Ode to Amur Falcon

487 kgs of Ivory Seized in Undercover Operation in Delhi

Ivory Trade Kingpin Nabbed at Delhi

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Photo: Praveen Kumar/WTI/ 23.04.16

 

 

FEATURED Stories
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
In his blog, Vivek Menon asks, when was the last time one truly travelled wild and chose the untrammelled dirt tracks of a wilderness with a feeling of indescribable lightness in the heart? Read more
In his blog, IFAW-WTI's Project Lead, Panjit Basumatary, recalls his experience of nurturing a rhino calf that was rescued from Kaziranga National Park in Assam. He shares how his daughter has found a new friend in the rhino calf Read more
Two months is a relatively short amount of time in an elephant’s lifespan. Read more
Elephants are long-lived creatures. As an Order, Proboscideans have existed nearly 60 million years. The Asian elephant has been around at least 250,000 years. The average elephant lives 60 years, and can sometimes live up to a hundred. Read more
In this blog, WTI's Pow Aim Hailowng remembers the day when she volunteered to capture nilgai from IGI Airport. Pow recounts her experiences of capturing these magnificent creatures and releasing them in a safer habitat away from human habitation. Read more
In this blog, IFAW-WTI's Debahutee Roy talks about her experiences of walking a young bear into the forest before he is released back into the wild. The walking exercise is part of the bear release protocols. Read more
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve enters a new phase by employing women in the ranks of forest department which is largely considered to be a male bastion Read more
FEATURED PROJECTS
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 November, 2010, Forest Department of Assam and WTI in collaboration with ONGC launched a 3-year long ecological research programme – the “Eastern Swamp Deer Conservation Project” in Kaziranga, in an effort to understand the ecology of the swamp deer and develop strategies for conservation of the sub-species. This was designed, to help in developing conservation strategies for the swamp deer population in Kaziranga and to create new sub-populations in the subspecies’ erstwhile distribution.
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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!

 

 


         

Their Royal Highnesses William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge feed rhinos at IFAW-WTI’s Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation. The Duchess took a special interest in the baby rhino Dunga.

TRH William and Catherine stroll through the CWRC grounds with WTI CEO Vivek Menon and centre-in-charge Rathin Barman on April 13. The Royal couple were delighted at their close interaction with all the young animals.

The Duke and Duchess talk conservation over tea with WTI CEO Vivek Menon and IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes. The Royal couple’s presence at CWRC will help to highlight the problems confronting India’s biodiversity.

TRH William and Catherine feed baby elephants with WTI CEO Vivek Menon and IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes. The Royal couple were presented with a photo album with details on all the animals they interacted with at CWRC.

Schoolchildren from the village of Panbari await the Royal couple at the Kaziranga Discovery Park, a facility being developed by WTI and the Assam Forest Department to showcase the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga.

The Duke and Duchess admire one of the mini elephants painted by the schoolchildren from village Panbari.

TRH William and Catherine put the finishing touches on Aana, a collaborative creation by artist Bulbul Sharma and the children of village Panbari. The Duchess, who has studied art history, painted a flower on Aana's trunk.
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