Our Work

With a mission of conservation through education and research, Wild-CER started its journey in 2012. Wild-CER has trained 2800 front line staff of the forest department, 1800 veterinarians and sensitized around 10000 citizens regarding conservation issues, so far. Wild-CER is actively involved in providing veterinary services to the wild fauna in distress in Central India

 

Throughout the journey of eight years, Wild-CER is actively involved in providing veterinary services to the wild fauna in distress in Central India.  Wild-CER have rescued and rehabilitated thousands of wild animals and birds in past which included around 17 species of mammals, 100 species of birds and 15 species of reptiles. Recently, we have completed plantation of around 50000 trees in Western Maharashtra.

Wild-CER has organized Nagpur Bird Race for consecutive five years sensitizing city bird lovers. It has also organized state level Maharashtra Pakshimitra Sammelan, Workshop on man-animal conflict and several other training programs for rescue organizations and forest department.

Seminars delivered

  • Wildlife Conservation, Vets perspective, Shirval Veterinary College, Satara
  • Rescue and rehabilitation, Kundal
  • Man-animal conflict and its mitigation, Kundal
  • Man animal conflict and its mitigation, Rapid Response Training program, Vanamati
  • Man animal conflict and its mitigation, Rapid Response Training program, Gorewada
  • Vulture Conservation, 17th Pakshimitra Sammelan, Yawatmal
  • Snake rescue and rehabilitation, Chorbahuli, Pench Tiger Reserve, MS
  • Tiger rescue and rehabilitation at Pench Tiger Reserve, Nagpur
  • Chemical restraining of tiger and its management at Pench Tiger Reserve, Nagpur
  • Wildlife conservation through rescue, Amravati University
  • Bird Rescue and future, 29th Maharashtra Pakshimitra Sammelan, Sawantwadi
  • Bird rescue and its challenges, 16th Vidarbha Pakshimitra Sammelan, Washim
  • Bird rescue and rehabilitation, 15th Vidarbha Pakshimitra Sammelan, Varud
  • Resource person for World Forestry Day, organized by FDCM, Nagpur
  • Resource person for World wetland Day, Nagpur
  • Wildlife and we at Setu Chandotsav
  • Rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals, Gadchiroli
  • Resource person for Wildlife week at Gorewada, FDCM, Nagpur
  • Vulture conservation current scenario at Van Sabhagruha, Nagpur
  • Vulture conservation, Gadchiroli
  • Rescue and rehabilitation – Dept. of Zoology, Solapur
  • Tiger conservation on Global Tiger Day
  • Techniques of Wild animal rescue
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife Conservation at Sandipani school, Nagpur
  • Wildlife Conservation in India- wildlife week celebration
  • Man-Animal conflict and its mitigation at Law college, Nagpur
  • Man-Animal Conflict and its mitigation at Ambedkar College, Nagpur 

    Training programs organized

    • Wildlife investigation through forensic techniques, Sawargaon, Dist. Chandrapur
    • Wildlife investigation through forensic techniques, Brahmapuri
    • Wildlife investigation through forensic techniques, Nagzira, NNTR
    • Wildlife investigation through forensic techniques, Navegaon
    • Snake rescue, Chorbahuli, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
    • Rescue and rehabilitation, Sillari, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
    • Leopard Rescue Training and Management program at Junnar

Research Publications

We also do path breaking research which is needed to understand the various issues plaguing wildlife in India, having published over 30 papers in journals in India and abroad. For eg: Our paper on the occurrence of Babesiosis in leopard was very well received and helped in understanding issues found in wild animal health.

Research published in journals 

RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, T. L. Katre, S. D. Narnaware, T. R. Gawande, K. A. Sirothia and A. R. Sirothia (2005). Some observations on diseases in geriatric dogs. International Congress of Canine Practice, Delhi. pp 23.
  • Baviskar B. S. (2007). Rescue, ethological observations and rehabilitation of Black kite (Milvus migrans). Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 262.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, Nikhil Umale, S. S. Bawaskar and D. K. Maske (2007). Occurrence of helminth parasitic infection in Maharajbagh Zoo, Nagpur, Maharashtra State, India. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 101.
  • Poharkar G., S. W. Kolte, P. J. Gawande and B. S. Baviskar (2007). Caprological study of Indian White Backed Vultures (Gyps bengalensis). Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 105.
  • Baviskar B. S., M. S. Pradhan and P. S. Baviskar (2007). Transportation of two sloth bears (Melursus ursinus). Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 166.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, Swati Umap and A. G. Bhandarkar (2007). Pasteurellosis in wild Peacock (Pavo crystatus) in Nagpur: A report. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 85.
  • Bankar P. S., Pravin Wankhade, S. Baviskar, P. J. Gawande and Dhananjay Nimkar (2007). A report on occurrence of Heterakis gallinae in faecal sample of Barn Owl (Tyto alba). Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 107.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, N. A. Umale and P. S. Baviskar (2007). A report on rescue and treatment of Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) in wild. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 167.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, K. A. Sirothia (2007). Snake conservation in Central India – some observations. International Congress on “Advances in Zoo and Wild Animals Health and Management”, at Jammu. pp 261.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, L. S. Harkare and K. A. Sirothia (2007). Ecological traits of the commercially exploited Monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis) in Central India. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 265.
  • Harkare L. S., P. J. Gawande, S. Baviskar and Latha John (2007). A Report – Occurrence of Aponomma gibsoni ticks on Monitor Lizard (Varanus bengalensis) in Nagpur region. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 112.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, S. W. Kolte, G. S. Khante and L. A. Khan (2007). Occurrence of Amblyomma ticks on rat snake (Ptyas mucosa) – A Report. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 112.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, S. S. Raut, Kailash Ingale and A. G. Bhandarkar (2007). Ehrlichia sp. infection in Hanuman Langur (Semnopithecus entellus) at Nagpur. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 93.
  • Khante G. S., M. S. Dhakate, A. M. Pawde, L. A. Khan, S. Baviskar and P. J. Gawande (2007). Study of histomorphological changes in testes of captive deer (Axis axis) castrated by different methods. Wildlife Conference, Jammu. pp 177.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, P. S. Bankar and A. G. Bhandarkar (2009). Babesiosis: An emerging threat to wild animals. International conference on conserving nature in globalizing India, Banglore. pp 12.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. B. Baviskar (2014). Monitoring vulture population at Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. 8th ARRCN, Pune. pp
  • Baviskar B. S. (2014). Rescue and rehabilitation of Raptors in Nagpur. 8th ARRCN, Pune. Pp

 

 RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED IN NATIONAL CONFERENCES 

  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, D. K. Maske, A. K. Jayraw and N. H. Fuke (2006). Occurrence of Haemaphysalis ticks in leopard (Panthera pardus) at Nagpur. The XVII National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology (NCVP), Pondicherry. pp 56.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, D. K. Maske and A. K. Jayraw (2006). Ehrlichia infection in Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) at Nagpur. The XVII NCVP, Pondicherry. pp 65.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, A. K. Jayraw and D. K. Maske (2006). Ehrlichia sp. infection in Peacock (Pavo crystatus) at Nagpur: A report. The XVII National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology (NCVP) Pondicherry. pp 64.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, D. K. Maske and A. K. Jayraw (2006). Occurrence of Babesia infection in leopard (Panthera pardus) at Nagpur. The XVII NCVP, Pondicherry. pp 68.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, D. K. Maske , A. K. Jayraw, S. W. Kolte and N. H. Fuke (2006). Occurrence of Spirometra tapeworms in leopard (Panthera pardus) at Nagpur. The XVII NCVP, Pondicherry. pp 66.
  • Raghorte S. D., D. K. Maske, A. K. Jayraw and S. Baviskar (2006). Haematological observations in cattle infested with Rhipicephalus ticks harboring Theileria annulata infection. The XVII NCVP, Pondicherry. pp 71.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, A. K. Jayraw, D. K. Maske and A. A. Shewalkar (2007). Occurrence of Carmyerius and Rhipicephalus infection in spotted deer (Axis axis) from Nagpur. XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 214.
  • Jayraw A. K., D. K. Maske, P. J. Gawande and S. Baviskar (2007). Assessment of humoral immune response against tick salivary gland antigen in rabbits. XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 194.
  • Baviskar B. S., P. J. Gawande, A. K. Jayraw, D. K. Maske and A. G. Bhandarkar (2007). Mixed tick infestation of Rhipicephalus and Haemaphysalis in leopard (Panthera pardus) from Nagpur. XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 214.
  • Gawande Priya, Bahar Baviskar, Anant Jayraw and D. K. Maske (2007). Incidence of parasitic infection in wild animals from Nagpur region, (M. S.). XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 240.
  • Jayraw A. K., D. K. Maske, P. J. Gawande and S. Baviskar (2007). Polypeptide profile of tick salivary gland antigen analysed by Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate-Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis. XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 225.
  • Hingade S. S., S. Baviskar, P. J. Gawande, A. K. Jayraw, D. K. Maske, A. A. Shewalkar and L. Bendale (2007). Helminthic infection in Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus) at Nagpur (M.S.). XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 215.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, A. K. Jayraw, D. K. Maske, P. S. Baviskar and P. S. Bankar (2007). Amphistome and tick infection in Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) from Nagpur region. The XVIII National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology (NCVP), Jammu. pp 221.
  • Chavhan P. B., N. S. Shende, A. K. Jayraw, S. Baviskar and P. J. Gawande (2007). Epidemiology of nematode parasites of ruminants at Nagpur, Maharashtra. XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 238.
  • Sonegaokar A. D., V. M. Gawali, P. B. Chavhan, A. K. Jayraw, P. J. Gawande and S. Baviskar (2007). Incidence of parasitic infection in goats at Nagpur, M. S. XVIII NCVP, Jammu. pp 239.
  • Bankar P. S., S. D. Patil, S. Baviskar and P. J. Gawande (2008). Print Media and Avian Issues. IPSACON, Anand, Gujrat. Sr. No. 280.
  • Baviskar Bahar, Shubha Deshmukh, Priya Gawande, Pradyumna Baviskar and A. G. Bhandarkar (2008). Polythene bezoar in a free living nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus). National Seminar on Advances in Management and diseases of wild animals. Banglore. pp 36.
  • Gawande Priya, Bahar Baviskar, Pravin Bankar, Kailas Ingle and A. G. Bhandarkar (2008). Tuberculosis in a free ranging barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak). National Seminar on Advances in Management and diseases of wild animals. Banglore. pp 21.
  • Jadhav Pravin, Kapil Jadhav, Prashant Chavan and Bahar Baviskar (2008). Seasonal variation in prevalence of helminthic infection in the captive spotted deer. National Seminar on Advances in Management and diseases of wild animals. Banglore. pp 20.
  • Gawande P. J., S. Baviskar, P. Jumde, D. K. Maske (2009). Clinical report on Haemobartonellosis in Dog at Nagpur Veterinary College Clinic, Nagpur. XX National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology, Hisar. pp 11.
  • Baviskar B. S., K. Maske, A. KJayraw, P. D. Jumde and P. J. Gawande (2009). Immunization of cattle calves using salivary gland antigen of Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides. XIX NVVP, Ludhiana. pp117.
  • Jumde P. D., D. K. Maske, P. J. Gawande, S. Baviskar and A. KJayraw (2009). Studies on immune response to salivary gland antigen of Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides in rabbits. XIX NVVP, Ludhiana. pp 123.
  • Gawande P. J., D. K. Maske, A. KJayraw, P. D. Jumde and S. Baviskar (2009). Preparation of salivary gland antigen (SGA) of cattle tick Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides. XIX NVVP, Ludhiana. pp 123.
  • Jayraw A. K., D. K. Maske, P. J. Gawande, S. Baviskar and P. D. Jumde (2009). Studies on the characterization and purification of Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides salivary gland antigen. XIX NVVP, Ludhiana. pp 124.
  • Baviskar B. S. and P. B. Baviskar (2013). Vulture Conservation- Current status. 26th Pakshimitra Sammelan, Amravati
  • Baviskar P. B. and S. Baviskar (2013). Rescue and rehabilitation of the injured birds. 26th Pakshimitra Sammelan, Amravati
  • Baviskar B. S. and P. B. Baviskar (2013). Nylon kite string ….. New threat to the bird conservation. 3rd National conference on Environment & Biodiversity of India. No. 52.
  • Baviskar B. S. and P. B. Baviskar (2014). Techniques of Rescue and rehabilitation of the birds. 27th Maharashtra Pakshimitra Sammelan, Nagpur.
  • Baviskar P. B. and S. Baviskar (2014). Care and management of rescued raptors. 27th Maharashtra Pakshimitra Sammelan, Nagpur.
  • Deshmukh A. B., A. A. Shah, P. S. Bankar, S. P. Patil, S. Baviskar and U. P. Mainde (2015). Morphometric indices in Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus). XXIX Annual convention of Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists. pp 149.
  • Baviskar B .S. (2015). Bird rescue. 15th Vidarbha Pakshimitra Sammelan, Varud.

 

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