CWRC completes two decades serving wildlife in Assam and beyond

CWRC completes 20 years serving wildlife in Assam and past

Guwahati: The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation is a well known identify within the subject of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in India. 

CWRC was established in Panbari close to Kaziranga Nationwide Park and Tiger Reserve of Assam on August 28, 2002, to supply emergency care, remedy and rehabilitation to indigenous wild animals which can be displaced attributable to varied causes. 

CWRC is a joint initiative of the Assam Forest Division, Wildlife Belief of India(WTI) & Worldwide Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). 

Photograph Credit score: Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/IFAW-WTI

It’s the solely facility of its sort in India to have efficiently addressed the welfare and conservation of species like elephants, leopards, rhinos, tigers, clouded leopards, black bears, wild buffalos and plenty of others. 

Since its inception, CWRC has dealt with 7397animals out of which 4490 (65%) may very well be despatched again to the wild after correct care and remedy at CWRC. Throughout this time, CWRC has dealt with a whopping 357 species on the facility. 

Right now, on August 28, 2022, CWRC has accomplished the two-decade-long journey of its service to the wildlife of Assam and past.

Photograph Credit score: Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/IFAW-WTI

At the moment, CWRC has two satellite tv for pc services referred to as Cellular Veterinary Companies (MVS). 

These are positioned in Jap Assam at Guijan, Tinsukia (DibruSaikhowa Nationwide Park) and Western Assam at Charaikhola, Chakrasila WLS. 

MK Yadava, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and HoFF and Chief Wildlife Warden, Assam congratulated the crew CWRC for its glorious service to the state of Assam for the final twenty years. 

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He stated, “CWRC has turn out to be a mannequin now within the subject of wildlife conservation and its wants in Assam. With the devoted service of the crew CWRC, we may save many injured, orphaned and marooned animals, particularly throughout the flood in Kaziranga. I want the partnership of Assam Forest Division and Wildlife Belief India would develop stronger to serve the wildlife of Assam in all the approaching years.”

CWRC has been rehabilitating rescued rhino and elephant calves in Assam. 

Within the 12 months 2006, the primary rhino calf was rehabilitated in Manas Nationwide Park and thus the park acquired its rhino again after your complete inhabitants was killed within the late 90s and early 2000. As of date, 21 rhino calves have been rehabilitated in Manas Nationwide Park from CWRC and 11 calves have been born to those rehabilitated rhinos in Manas. 

The rhino rehabilitation part of the CWRC has thus proved to be one of the vital profitable orphan animal rehabilitation makes an attempt of CWRC and has been a important conservation success.  

Elephant calves have been rescued below varied circumstances in Assam and later despatched to CWRC for additional care and rehabilitation. Thus far 29 rescued elephant calves have been shifted to Manas Nationwide Park for rehabilitation. Out of which, 12 elephant calves (41%) may very well be despatched again to the wild. 

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CWRC additionally rehabilitated rescued Asiatic Black Bear cubs up to now. The profitable rehabilitation of rescued Clouded leopard cubs by CWRC, which was the primary of its sort on the earth, was one of the vital talked about rehabilitation parts. 

Photograph Credit score: Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/IFAW-WTI

Vivek Menon, Founder and Govt Director of Wildlife Belief of India, who was instrumental in establishing this pioneering centre stated, “The centre has proven how civil society (WTI and IFAW) and governments can work collectively to convey prime science and rehabilitation strategies to Indi and efficiently tackle conservation in addition to welfare wants of wildlife. WTI is dedicated to upgrading CWRC as a Centre of Excellence within the subject of wildlife conservation in India.“

Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, Worldwide Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) stated, “IFAW has been a proud and trusted accomplice to CWRC for 20 years. Collectively we now have rescued, rehabilitated and launched many animals and supplied them with a protected house by WTI and the Assam Forest Division’s conservation work. Every time I go to CWRC, I’m thrilled to see the work going down there. I congratulate the crew for his or her glorious animal rescue work and sit up for many extra years of impactful collaboration.”

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton visited CWRC in 2016 and spent some great time with the crew CWRC at Panbari, Bokakhat, Assam. 

Jatindra Sarma, Director, Kaziranga nationwide park and Tiger reserve, who can be the Undertaking chief of CWRC stated, “I’m very comfortable to know that CWRC has been in service for the wildlife of Assam for the previous 20 lengthy years. We’re very grateful to Wildlife Belief of India and crew CWRC for his or her selfless service to save lots of the injured distressed animals in Kaziranga and past.”