Human species have caused great damage to the wildlife. Thanks to numerous human activities including poaching, deforestation, and exploitation, India also has a large number of threatened species. However, this Delhi-based NGO is making efforts to rehabilitate them.
Starting from elephants to sloth bears, this NGO rescues orphaned, injured and exploited wild animals and take care of them before releasing them into the wild. Established in 1995, Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshaman, the NGO aims to “conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth.” Today, the NGO have spread its horizons and have a centre in the UK and USA too.
One of the purposes that the NGO started was with an aim to eradicate “dancing bears.” They have also come forward to help other animals in distress including leopard and other reptiles.
They are not only making efforts to rescue wildlife but are also heavily involved in the research and are finding out alternatives for the communities who are dependent on wildlife. They are also creating awareness about the importance of biodiversity and wildlife conservation.
Wildlife S.O.S have contributed majorly in stopping “dancing bears” practice and in return provided financial help for education and suggested other livelihoods to the people of Kalandar community. The community was dependent on sloth bears for their livelihood for years. The NGO is also rehabilitating the elephants who have been subjected to extreme cruelty and have been used to beg on the streets.
How can you help, you ask? You can also donate and help them take care and provide adequate facilities for these wild animals. You can also spend a day and volunteer to serve these animals. More more information on the Wildlife S.O.S click here.