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
In the last decade, the state of Uttarakhand has seen a dramatic increase in man-animal conflicts, predominantly problems relating to the leopard population residing in the vast hilly forests. However, due to rapid urbanisation resulting in degradation of forests and a decline in natural prey base, these majestic wild cats are being forced out
The Right Side Gallery on Lowen Road in Singapore was bustling with activity as a group of children geared up for a very special exhibition of some very special art they had created. The children were from various backgrounds and aged between 4-16, linked by two common factors- they were all the extremely talented
Universal Children’s Day not only celebrates and encourages efforts to promote child welfare and addresses the need to fight for the rights that they truly deserve, but is also a reminder that much remains to be done in securing economic, political, social, civil and cultural rights of children worldwide.
When Wildlife SOS started the Kalandar
Set on the banks of the river Ganges, the holy city of Varanasi has for centuries been one of the largest pilgrimage sites for Hindus in the world attracting pilgrims and tourists en masse to visit the scenic and holy site. Last week too, a large group of visitors made their way through the
With its rugged mountains, rolling hills, dense forests and miles of sandy coasts, India has been endowed with a rich and varied natural heritage enabling it to support an ecosystem that is home to wildlife species that are diverse, unique and often endemic to the subcontinent. However with the prioritization of urbanization that typically
Iridescent in the sunlight, light glimmering on its scales, it weaves its sleek body through the grass. Sound waves from its surroundings reverberate through its skin, its muscles, its bones, and finally its inner ear, even as its forked tongue darts swiftly in and out of its mouth tasting the air for smells.
Earlier this month, the Wildlife SOS team at the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre joined hands with Rufford Foundation and the Junnar Forest Department, to address the problems relating to human-animal conflicts in Narayangaon, Maharashtra. Narayangaon is located in Junnar division, approx.20 kilometres from our leopard facility and is a region prone to several man-leopard
With the monsoons hitting the city, we find a large number of reptiles struggling to find shelter in the urban jungle, spreading panic amongst the city-dwellers. Therefore, as a part of our public awareness initiative, we conduct several programs and live demonstrations on snakes to make people aware about the species of snakes commonly