The Pahalgam Rescue Centre currently houses 2 Asiatic Black bears and one Himalayan Brown bear. The centre has come up on about 400 kanals of land and forms a part of the Overa Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over 32.27 square kilometres. Our main activity at the centre is the management and well-being of animals. It includes feeding, cleaning, provision of enrichments in the enclosures and most importantly, the health care of the housed bears. Apart from this, the staff of Wildlife SOS always finds opportunities to interact with the visitors to raise awareness on bears who unfortunately have suffered the most among other wild species due to the ongoing human-bear conflict in the state.
The Pahalgam Rescue Centre was established by the Jammu and Kashmir government, and Wildlife SOS has been responsible for the upkeep of the rescued/abandoned bears at the centre since 2007. The centre also acts as a rehabilitation-cum-rescue centre for injured wild animals. Once recovered, the animals are released back into their natural habitat.
|Pahalgam Rescue Centre, Overa Wildlife Sanctuary, Forest Block, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 192126|