The Emergency Relief Network (ERN) is an initiative of the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), partnered by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), to bring on one common platform, the rehabilitators working for India’s wildlife.
"Wildlife rehabilitation is defined as the humane care and treatment of injured, diseased, or orphaned native wild species for subsequent release to appropriate wild habitats. Each animal is examined, diagnosed and treated through an individually tailored program of veterinary care, hospital care, feeding, medicating, physical therapy, exercising and pre-release conditioning. Releases are planned for appropriate weather, season, habitat and location.”
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is developing a network of wildlife rehabilitators working in India who would like to rehabilitate distressed wildlife through ERN. ERN is an association of team of people whose expertise on the skill of rehabilitation can be utilised to reach out to rehabilitators in different parts of the country. This team of trained rehabilitators, of people and organizations, can exchange, share and contribute their knowledge and professional skills to save wildlife for the cause of conservation. Ideally, ERN would like to get a commitment from wildlife rehabilitators spread in different parts of the country to address emergency situations as and when a need arises. Because ERN is in the planning stage, we would appreciate your comments.
Benefits of Being a Part of ERN:
You can join ERN today by:
The membership does not guarantee financial support from the network organizers, but individuals are welcome to submit proposals seeking funds to attend to wildlife emergencies across the country.
Membership provides important tools to help you meet the daily challenges of rehabilitation, keep you abreast of developments and give you access to experts world-wide. You will receive: