The Department of Tourism recently organized a grand Snow Carnival in the beautiful valley of Gulmarg in the heart of Baramula district in Jammy and Kasmir, covered with a carpet white snow during the winters. This part of India is picturesque and serene and is best known as the “heartland of winter sports in
Barely two months after an abandoned four month old female leopard cub was rescued in Maharashtra, another mother leopard was forced to abandon its baby in a sugarcane field. Discovered by the local farmers, the baby leopard was left to fend for itself on the outskirts of Mhalsa kore village in Nashik, Maharashtra.
What is musth?
Musth is a completely natural phenomenon seen in healthy adult bull elephants, both tuskers and makhnas (tuskless bulls). Generally characterised by the secretion of a hormone rich substance called temporin from the temporal gland (on either side of the elephant’s head) and a steady trickle of urine down the back legs of the
Leopards in Maharashtra are increasingly falling prey to uncovered wells around forest areas. The buffer areas which mark the transition between forested regions and human habitation are dotted with uncovered wells which often prove to be fatal traps for the leopards and other species that slip and fall into them after dark.
The startling increasing
As part of an initiative to help improve the living and working conditions of the elephants of Jaipur, Wildlife SOS in collaboration with the Rajasthan Forest Department is working closely with the elephant owners and mahouts or caretakers of these elephants to create a more humane and safe environment for these wonderful animals.
The Maharashtra Forest Department recently organised a training program for their new recruits at the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center, run by Wildlife SOS in Junnar. The program was attended by 140 young officials who were accompanied by Deputy Conservator of Forests Junnar Mr. A. P. Mhase, RFO Jayavant Pisal and ACF Mr. Yuvraj Mohite.
Team Wildlife SOS recently conducted a workshop on man- wild animal conflict mitigation for the staff and students of Department Of Environmental Sciences, Bemina Degree College in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. In past two years (2014-15 & 2015-16), 43 persons were killed and over 516 others were injured in attacks by wild animals in Jammu &
By- Kartick Satyanarayan
India’s population explosion combined with its rapidly increasing density of people per square kilometer, vehicles, roads, industries has been putting the country’s forests and natural resources between the devil and the deep sea.
Starting from the collection of Tendu leaves (used for wrapping tobacco and crafting the native cigarette or “beedi”), to Honey,
The Wildlife SOS team at the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center located in Maharashtra recently played host to a group of 50 students from Annasaheb Awate Vidyalaya, Junnar. Accompanied by their teachers and Forester Mr. Sunil Salunke, the students were brimming with excitement as made their way through the entrance gates and were greeted by