Tribal Rehabilition Programs

Bear Of The Month: Rani!

Rani is the most famous sloth bear at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility and she holds a very special place in our hearts. She was the very first dancing bear to be rescued by Wildlife SOS from the centuries-old tradition that inflicted terrible cruelty on thousands of highly endangered sloth bears. She was five

Meet Sonu, Keeper Of The Tuskers

Sonu joined Wildlife SOS seven years ago, when his elephant Rajesh was rescued from the circus and brought to our Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, the first tusker in our care. As part of Wildlife SOS’ holistic approach to conservation and rescue, the elephant’s former mahouts are offered jobs at our centres to not

Women Empowerment and Skill Training Courses in Rajasthan

The Kalandar people once relied on the exploitation of animals — sloth bears, namely — to put food on the table for their families. This community has historically been plagued by crushing poverty, high illiteracy rates, and scant few economic options — especially for women. With your help, Wildlife SOS has ended the “dancing

More Dates for Kartick and Geeta’s 2016 Lecture Series!

Wildlife SOS cofounders Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani are adding dates to their U.S. tour! As of now, their 2016 lecture series will feature stops in Los Gatos, California; Greenwich, Connecticut; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Kartick and Geeta will share true-life stories about catching poachers, re-training Kalandar communities steeped in centuries of animal

New Skill-Training Courses for Kalandar women in Rajasthan

In 2002, Wildlife SOS started work on the rehabilitation of the Kalandar communities (who depend on dancing bears to earn a living) as an extension of our dancing bear rescue project.

The key objectives of this project were education of the children, an alternative livelihood program and women’s empowerment initiative, while addressing the problem of

Livelihood Support To Kalandars In Uttar Pradesh

When Wildlife SOS’ Co-founders Kartick and Geeta first decided to start rescuing India’s dancing bears, they weren’t sure where to begin. The practice had been carried out for over 400 years, and the nomadic community that practiced it was dispersed across the country, forcing bears to perform in rural backwaters and streets all over

Meet Shubham, An Integral Part Of Our Kalandar Program.

Shubham has worked with Wildlife SOS for about two years now, assisting Rakhee Sharma with the Kalandar Rehabilitation Program. He can always be seen happily trotting from one state to another distributing school supplies and spreading smiles amongst the Kalandar families. We thought we’d talk to him to find out a little bit more

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    Changing Destinies; Education Support To Kalandar Children In Uttar Pradesh

Changing Destinies; Education Support To Kalandar Children In Uttar Pradesh

The excited laughter of children could be heard spilling out of the windows of a white-walled room in the small village of Jalesar in Uttar Pradesh, an hour-and-a-half from Wildlife SOS’ Agra Bear Rescue Facility. Inside, Wildlife SOS’ Kalandar Program Coordinator, Ms. Rakhee Sharma, was surrounded by a group of twenty-two eager young children,

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    Wildlife SOS organised a Charity Art Exhibition at the Lalit Intercontinental Hotel

Wildlife SOS organised a Charity Art Exhibition at the Lalit Intercontinental Hotel

By Shruti Prabhala

Wildlife SOS, in association with Art Junction, organized an art exhibition from 13th-31stDecember 2014 at Art Junction, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. An effort by the Delhi based non-profit organization to raise awareness about India’s wildlife through breathtaking series of paintings of artistic excellence, it met with a splendid response from the public.

Meet Tahir

Tahir Gazanfar has been working with Wildife SOS for over two years now.  He works in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is working there to reduce the problems of human/wildlife conflict.  We thought you might like to know a little bit

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