Population Management, Capture and Rehabilitation
The thrust areas of this department are human–wildlife conflict mitigation, population management, capture, handling and translocation of problem species and rescuing injured or trapped animals. The safe capture and immobilization of animals is an important process and is required not only for translocation but also for conducting many ethological and ecological studies. Ecological and management oriented research is being conducted by the faculty members in the department on a range of wild animal species including the common leopard, wild pig, Himalayan brown bear, sloth bear and Malayan sun bear in and around protected areas in the country. These projects also involve working with managers and local communities to resolve human–wildlife interface issues.
A training workshop for building capacity in managing animals in distress was conducted for the field staff of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. A technical manual on power fencing has been developed for use by field managers.
Last Updated: July 1, 2020