WTI trains a new batch of Frontline Forest staff at Kanha National Park

As a part of the continuing efforts under its Van Rakshak Project to train, equip and boost the morale of frontline forest staff across the country, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), in partnership with Madhya Pradesh Forest Department and with support from IFAW, conducted a training programme for the new staff in Khatia Eco Centre from November 17-19, 2018. Read more »

WTI team helps reunite Lesser Whistling Duck family

It was a usual day for Dr Panjit Basumatary until a phone call stirred the atmosphere at the place he works. Dr Basumatary, Vet in Charge at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Kaziranga, Assam was busy in his routine activities at the centre, Read more »

Gaj Yatra elephant story contest: And the winners are…

As a part of the Gaj Mahotsav celebrations, Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) hosted a story writing contest centred around our National Heritage Animal-The Asian Elephant. The contest aimed to integrate writers with the ‘Gaj Yatra campaign’ which is one of our signature projects launched in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). Read more »

Inviting Ideas to Save Elephants in India

Throughout India, the elephants are running out of space and time. The spread of human settlements, plantations, farming, mining and railways is squeezing elephant populations into decreasing pockets of forest. Those that survive are forced into areas of human activity, if not just to pass between forest patches, then directly to feed on crops. The once harmonious relationships between elephants and people are breaking down, and both are getting killed all too frequently when conflict becomes extreme. We need Solutions to save the elephants and people. Read more »

Gaj Yatra Rolls Out in Meghalaya

Led by partners Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Gaj Yatra is the biggest event ever planned around India’s National Heritage Animal – the Asian elephant. It will move through 12 elephant range States over the next few months, generating a groundswell of popular and policy support to help secure Right of Passage for elephants through 101 vital migratory corridors mapped across India. Read more »