Wildlife Rescue Centers in India

IFAW partners with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the Assam Forest Department, and the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department on a number of projects in India.

We run the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in the outskirts of Kaziranga National Park in Assam, and the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in the Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh. These facilities are unique in India and aim to be the country’s centers of excellence in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

The goal of these rescue centers is to successfully return all treated individuals to their native habitat.

At the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center, we care for a wide range of species including orphan elephant and rhino calves, wild buffaloes, tigers, leopards, deer, birds and small carnivores.

The center also coordinates disaster and other emergency response teams in the region. Wildlife in northeastern India is constantly threatened by natural disasters, particularly floods, as well as human activities such as poaching.

A large number of wildlife species are forced from or stray from their natural habitats. In addition, a significant number of wild animals are seized from illegal trade.

Click here to read more about how we are Making Elephant Protection a Reality in Manas National Park.