Trainings to better respond to displaced wildlife in India

Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) Forests & Environment Department of the Government of Odisha to provide a three-day intensive training workshop on rescue and rehabilitation of displaced wildlife.

The focus was to train the frontline forest staff on addressing wildlife emergencies promptly, effectively, safely and systematically in times of human-wildlife conflict and natural disasters, including cyclones and floods.

Protocols of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation as well as demonstration and training on using immobilisation equipment were covered. Special importance was provided in hands on trainings involving technical rope rescue (tree-climbing and well-descending) and mock drills on emergencies involving elephants, leopards, bears and tigers.

The RCCF-cum-Field Director expressed his thanks and invited us to undertake more such trainings in the future.

--SW

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