Society for Wildlife Conservation, Education and Research (Wild-CER), is committed to the conservation of nature and natural resources in Central India.
With a mission of conserving our environmental heritage through education and research, Wild-CER has been active in protecting and preserving the rapidly declining endangered fauna and its natural habitat.
Wild-CER is focused on conservation of critically endangered species like Vulture, Tiger, Pangolin etc, Mitigation of man-animal conflict through community involvement and wildlife investigation through forensic techniques, capacity building of frontline staff of the forest department & veterinarians to deal wildlife emergencies and rescue and rehabilitation of wild fauna.
Wild-CER is registered non-profit organization under Society Registration Act , 1860 and under section 12A & 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
- Wild-CER was established with objectives which include
Conservation: to make efforts for saving critically endangered species through scientific documentation and community involvement. To conduct field research and recommend conservation strategies to the government agencies, To prepare Conservation action plan through intensive research
- Education: To organize capacity building training programs for Veterinarians, front line staff of forest department, organizations involved in rescue and rehabilitation, dealing wildlife related emergencies including conflict, rescue operations. To create awareness among the citizens, nature lovers, children and students of educational institutions.
- Research: To study disease ecology of free ranging and captive wildlife,
- Rescue and rehabilitation: To save wild fauna in distress, providing them veterinary care during its captivity and rehabilitation at suitable natural habitat.
What We Do
Wild-CER is engaged in species conservation planning for Gyps vultures and has prepared the ‘Vulture Conservation Action Plan’ for Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, India.
We have been monitoring the vulture population in Central India from last two decades and have reported changes in the population of Vultures.
We have followed up with the government agencies for the establishment of the vulture feeding sites and vulture restaurants in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, India.
While studying the status of Gups vultures in Maharashtra, we discovered that there is urgent need to address the issues related to Indian White backed vultures (Gyps bengalensis) and Red Headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus). So we started capacity building of the frontline staff of the forest department for identification of species of vultures, its species and about nest monitoring especially during the breeding period.
We have organized several seminars and workshops to create awareness among students and staff of different educational institutes.
Where We Work