Kartick Satyanarayan’s love of the natural world began early in life; he spent his youth rescuing animals and exploring the forest near his Bangalore home. [4], Wildlife SOS is credited with the eradication of the ‘dancing bear’ practice in India,[5] rescuing bears from abusive owners and poachers and rehabilitating them in one of four centers in India-, 1. From our humble start nearly 25 years ago, Wildlife SOS has grown to be one of the premier wildlife rescue organizations in the world. Family Reunion – A hyena chased by frightened villagers, a reptile invades a city home. The initiative was started in 1998, and now responds to nearly 300 rescue calls a month. [19] In addition, Wildlife SOS veterinarians and biologists conduct awareness workshops and training programs for local communities, the Forest Department, law enforcement, educational institutions and forums to help raise awareness and mitigate conflict situations. He works with elephants and sloth bears, as well as many other wild animals that the organization regularly rescues and rehabilitates. [37], This article is about the organization. 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It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red list. Selvaraj Ilayaraja, Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, Wildlife SOS – With vast experience in the field of veterinary care, rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, Dr. Ilayaraja  has co-authored several papers on wildlife veterinary medicine, rehabilitation and conservation, as well presented his work at numerous conferences around the world, receiving awards for some of them. , Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, Wildlife SOS – With vast experience in the field of veterinary care, rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, Dr. Ilayaraja  has co-authored several papers on wildlife veterinary medicine, rehabilitation and conservation, as well presented his work at numerous conferences around the world, receiving awards for some of them. Medical treatment is made available for injured or sick elephants, and handlers, known as mahouts, are trained in humane treatment and management of the animals to improve their working conditions and reduce illicit poaching and mistreatment of the animals. Along the way Paul became a vet, then a wildlife vet, and now he considers himself a passionate storyteller with one core message: we are all connected. The 6-episode series is called  “Jungle Animal Rescue” in the UK, Europe, USA and “India’s Jungle Heroes” in India, Southeast Asia and other locations. And a lost leopard cub is separated from her mom. As part of this project, known as the Moon Bear Conservation Project, Wildlife SOS conducts training workshops for the staff of the J&K Wildlife Protection Department with focus on capacity building and training in the use of specialized tranquilizing equipment and avoidance behaviour, carries out extensive studies on man-animal conflict situations and treats and rehabilitates animals that fall victim to confrontation- in particular moon bears and leopards.

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