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Handout and Info Sheet

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THE WILDLIFE RESCUE & REHABILITATION CENTRE
The Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC) registered in July 1999 is a public charitableTrust for the conservation and welfare of wildlife rescued from urban and rural areas aroundBangalore, India. WRRC was set up by the trustees of Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) inresponse to keenly felt need to provide relief to wild animals, birds and reptiles including medicalfacilities, housing and handling cases of cruelties inflicted on them. These animals are often injured,abused or are confiscated from illegal trade. Concerned members of the public have very few optionsfor housing or treatment of such species. Expertise for their management and rehabilitation is alsolacking.
Collage Various wild animals that were rescued by WRRC
WRRC creates awareness and render service to distressed wildlife and has been active in thefollowing areas:1. Rescue of wild life from injuries, accidents, illegal wildlife trade and other sources2. Rehabilitation3. Prevention of cruelty4. Educating the compassionate about wildlife and nature conservation5. Information and expertise6. Campaigns and legal battles in support of wildlife7. Research and surveys on captive elephants.
Bannerghatta Rescue Centre (BRC)
Set up in 2002 on a 7 acre plot, BRC is a joint initiative of the Karnataka Forest Department andWRRC and is managed by WRRC. Located near the Bannerghatta National Park, the centre is arefuge for wildlife that is displaced or in any form of distress in the rapidly growing city. The centrehas an elephant enclosure and a rain-water harvesting pond.The centre receives over 100 animals from of nearly 40 species every month and almost an equalnumber are released back into the wild after treatment.
Hon. Trustees of WRRC Bangalore
Ms. Brinda Nandakumar Hon. President
 
Mr. Gopi Shankar, Hon. Secretary
 
Ms. Savitha Nagabhushan, Hon. Treasurer
 
Dr. Shiela N. Rao, Hon. Trustee
 
Ms. Suparna Baksi-Ganguly, Hon. Trustee
 
Ms. Sudha Narayanan, Hon. Trustee
 
Ms. Sandhya Madappa, Hon. TrusteeMs. Sanober Z. Bharucha,Hon. Trustee
 
Knowledge and conservation:
Knowledge is the key factor for creating interest on conserving biological diversity. Environment awareness programs have proven to be one of the forces of creatingknowledge bases for conservation activities. Having comprehensive knowledge about biologicaldiversity and enhancing the information is necessary for its conservation.Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Bangalore (WRRC) with its expertise available,
 
has comeup with a two-month wildlife conservation training program for general public and the training willfocus on bio-diversity conditions, existence of flora and fauna and wildlife issues. Approach towardsconservation issues has been proposed to be undertaken during the workshop. Training program will be held in the month of April, May and June. Contact programs are designed to suit the schedules of educational institutions, professionals and individuals working in private and public sectors to participate. The workshop is designed to introduce the concept and to give maximum field exposureto the participants. Knowledge about biological diversity and its importance will be taught on fieldvisits. The workshop also will be an opportunity for the participants to learn about variety of species,its habitat and associated aspects.Training modules consists of 5 in-house and 4 two-day field based programs. The field based programs consists of exposure to some of the biodiversity hotspots known for their rich flora andfauna. In-house training programs will consist of seminars and interactions. Presentations will begiven by well known field experts and scientists working in the field of biological conservation.Following topics and knowledge giving events will be conducted during the workshop
Introduction to the training module and interaction:
 First in-house session will give the participants a detailedidea about the workshop and will allow the participant tounderstand the concept of this workshop.
Speaker:
 
Mr. Ramesh Belagere,
Wildlife activist,Conservation education activist and a wildlife photographer, working with NGO’s like WRRCBangalore, CUPA Bangalore, ANCF Bangalore,Club for Awareness and Nature study Bangaloreand Wildlife conservation foundation Mysore.
Bannerghatta, field based program:
S
hrubland,scrubland, scrub or brush is a plant communitycharacterized by vegetation dominated by shrubs, oftenalso including grasses, herbs, and geophytes. Shrublandmay either occur naturally or be the result of humanactivity. Participants will be taken in to these dry, thornyforest known as scrub jungles and will be given anopportunity to make their observations based on theknowledge that will be given by the field experts duringthe activity.
 
Speaker:Mr.Gopal,
Research officer, Arocha India, working on human elephant conflict inBannerghatta National park bangalore
Introduction to Wildlife of India and Karnataka:
Species, Diversity, Behavior and lifestyle, an over view of the wildlife that exists in India and Karnataka will be given by experts to the participants
Speaker:Mr. Daniel Sukiumardas
,
 
managing trustee Clubfor Awareness and Nature study Bangalore, anaturalist and Conservation Educator.

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