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