Watch: Wildlife Rescue Centre in India celebrates 10th anniversary
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today we woke up in Kaziranga in the Northeast Indian State of Assam. A healthy group of international wildlife experts gathered for a brief moment to celebrate a valuable milestone.
The Internation Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Wildlife Rescue Centre (also known locally as the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation or CWRC) completed its 10-year anniversary.
Among the successes, we are proud to announce more than 3000 wildlife cases handled (nearly one a day since 2002) from about 150 different species.
Other remarkable achievements include kick-starting the crucial rhino reintroduction project in formerly beleaguered Manas National Park and rehabilitating 75% of the displaced elephant calves in Kaziranga back to the wild.
Overall, the centre and its subsidiaries have a success rate of more than 60%; saving more than 1600 individual animal lives, including two pairs of extremely rare clouded leopard cubs.
Please take a look at this great overview video of our project in India and thank you so much for supporting our efforts to save endangered wildlife around the world!