With increased urbanization and ever-increasing human population in India, there has been rapid decline in the forest cover which is resulting in frequent confrontations of wild animals with human being. Many a times we need to rescue the wild animals, provide veterinary support and release them back to the wild. In some cases, we have to deal the man-animal conflict situation involving problem animals while in few cases we have to deal rescue operations due to natural disaster like heavy rainfall, storms etc.
To deal such wildlife related emergency situations (confrontation with wild animals, rescue and rehabilitation, providing veterinary support, man-animal conflict situation and natural disaster) effectively, Wild-CER has established a Rapid Response Unit (RRU).
This is one of its kind by any organization in Central India and is very unique in its utility, as this unit will also work as One health unit in Central India informed Dr. Baviskar, President, Wild-CER. As Wild-CER is also working in the field of one health the RRU unit will be working in wildlife health surveillance and preventing the disease outbreak in and around the protected areas of Central India.
RRU includes an all-terrain vehicle with Mobile Veterinary Unit combined with necessary rescue and outreach equipment. RRU will conduct all the rescue operations during the emergency situation and will respond quickly and professionally in association with forest department.
With RRU in action, it will be easier to provide veterinary and technical support immediately. We will be in a better position to deal the wildlife emergencies in near future, informed Dr. Bahar Baviskar, founder of Wild-CER.