Kaziranga wildlife rehab centre completes 20 years
About Kaziranga National Park:
- Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam.
- Kaziranga National Park plays home to two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.
- Kaziranga National Park was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.
- Kaziranga National Park is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International
- Kaziranga National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
- The Diphlu River, a tributary of Brahmaputra passes through it.
About Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC):
- CWRC IS THE ONLY FACILITY IN INDIA where orphaned and/or injured wild animals of several species are hand-raised and/or treated and subsequently returned to the wild.
- It was launched in 2002 by the Assam Forest Department and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) with support from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
- It has so far handled 7,397 animals out of which 4,490 (65%) could be sent back to the wild after proper care and treatment.
About Wildlife Trust of India
- Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) was formed in 1998 as a registered charity in India (under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961).
- WTI focuses on six priority landscapes – northeast India, western Himalayas, Terai, Southern Ghats system, Central India and Terrestrial Ecosystems.
SOURCE: THE HINDU
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