Second wave of floods inundate Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India. Six rhinos dead in five days!

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Monday, 1 October, 2012 at 03:30 AM
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Kaziranga National Park in Assam is once again reeling under the onslaught of floods.  The Brahmaputra River cuts across the park and every year during the monsoons, it overflows its banks and floods the park. This year, in June and July, Kaziranga experienced the worst floods in over a decade. Now, the second wave of flood waters, even worse than the first, threatens the wildlife of Kaziranga again. The situation this time is critical with the park losing six rhinos in five days to poaching and drowning. The IFAW-WTI-run Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) is maintaining rescue teams in place prepped and ready to handle emergency calls 24x7 during this crisis period.

WTI is alerting villagers along the North Bank of the Brahmaputra about the flood situation in Assam and the effect it has on local resident wildlife. A local informer network involving villagers, keeping a lookout for stranded and displaced animals, has also been established. These villagers immediately inform the Forest Department or WTI about such animals and the the CWRC teams respond swiftly to the call and rescue the trapped animals. The animals are then transported to CWRC for observation and stabilization after immediate on-site first aid. Without this measure, displaced wildlife runs the danger of becoming a soft target for poachers, both organised and opportunistic.

Will you help us save animals in this crisis?

You can donate through the link http://www.giveindia.org/iGive-WTI 

Please donate through this GiveIndia website and also forward the link to people you think would like to support our rescue mission. Your support will help us continue our critical work of protecting wildlife in distress in north-east India and also help WTI's many urgent wildlife conservation interventions being implemented through Rapid Action Projects across the country.

Links to visit
http://www.giveindia.org/iGive-WTI : Pledge to Secure India's Natural Heritage
http://www.wti.org.in : Wildlife Trust of India website
http://www.giveindia.org/iGive-WTI : Pledge to Secure India's Natural Heritage
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