Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC)

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    • The CWRC near Kaziranga National Park has completed 20 years of providing emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation to indigenous wild animals displaced due to various reasons.

    About CWRC 

    • It is a joint initiative of the Assam Forest Department, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
    • It was established on August 28, 2002.
    •  Facilities  :It currently has two satellite facilities called mobile veterinary services. These are located in eastern Assam at Guijan in Tinsukia district (Dibru Saikhowa National Park) and in western Assam at Charaikhola (Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary).
    • Achievements : It  continues to be the only facility  in India to have successfully addressed the welfare and conservation of 357 species including elephant, leopard, rhino, tiger, clouded leopard, black bear, wild buffalo, hog deer, muntjac, wild boar and monkeys.
      • 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.
      • It has become a model now in the field of wildlife conservation and its needs in Assam.

    Kaziranga National Park

    • Kaziranga National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam is a world heritage site, notified by UNESCO in 1985. 
    • It is the oldest park in Assam along the river Brahmaputra on the North and the Karbi Anglong hills on the South. 
    • National Highway 37 passes through the park area and tea estates, hemmed by table-top tea bushes. 
    • The park holds the world’s largest population of the greater one-horned rhinoceros and provides refuge to a large number of wild animals including the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and the Asian elephant.

    Source:TH