Late last month a WTI team successfully tranquilised and captured a male tiger, a designated man-eater who would otherwise have been put down. A first-person account of that entire operation by one of our intrepid men on the ground, Achintya Tripathi Read more
It was one of the happiest moments of my life: the sight of a tiny serpent head peeping out from a cracked eggshell in the makeshift incubation crate we had created for its giant mother and all her eggs. Read more
The migrant lifestyle may have its air of romance, but for tigers in India that move between Protected Areas – as they must, to establish their own territories, to escape natural disasters or find better prey – it is fraught with danger. Read more
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
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.


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The small family of elephant calves currently being hand-raised at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) near Kaziranga has been exploring the Panbari Reserve Forest in recent months.

Whether on daily wild walks or at feeding time, Buree, one of the younger calves at CWRC, is always flanked by older females Dhemaji and Karbi.

The calves are housed in a stockade contiguous to the forest and are growing increasingly bold during their daily foraging expeditions, animal keepers report.

“Is that a snake or a stick?” Buree seems to ask, striking a pose during one of the elephants’ wild walks.

“We find that the calves, especially the older ones, are now especially keen to explore the wild habitats we have been increasingly exposing them to”, says Dr Panjit Basumatary, lead veterinarian at CWRC.
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