1. Wildlife Veterinary Medicine, Surgery and Post-operative Rehabilitation
Wildlife comes to us requiring medical treatment or Surgery and Post-operative care. Impacted by either trauma-related wounds, injuries, or infections, wildlife comes to us from several different situations.
2. Rehabilitation of Abandoned Orphans
When they get reported to RESQ, the first line of action is always to attempt locating their mother and reuniting them. If reuniting fails, the orphans are brought to our centre, hand-raised, rehabilitated, and based on the type of species, future release outcomes are determined.
3. Wildlife Rescued from Trafficking and Illegal Captivity
Some wildlife species come to us after being rescued from illegal captivity, either as pets or seized from illegal traders. People either surrender them when made aware or they come to us if seized by the Forest Department. Commonly these are pangolins, monkeys, turtles, tortoises, or parakeets and their rehabilitation and release outcomes are determined based on the species, their level of affinity to humans or captive conditions, scope to get integrated into social groups, and where their natural distribution is present.
4. Technical Animal Rescue
Sometimes wildlife ends up getting trapped in extreme or difficult situations - over and underground spaces and rescuing them from such situations require fast response, clear strategy, good equipment, and most importantly, a well-trained team. Our RESQ DART team responds to these situations and consists of technically strong professional climbers, veterinarians, and rescuers who are experienced in wildlife handling, behavior, and safety, for animal and human both. No two technical rescues are the same because several factors keep changing with each rescue. While revisiting strategy, improvisation, proper equipment, and a lot of patience results in an animal's final rescue, these animals are generally released as soon as possible after ensuring they are in good health.
5. Human-Animal Conflict Mitigation
Whether it is assisting the Forest Department in mitigating man-leopard conflict situations or educating individuals to not kill snakes when they accidently enter urban settlements, members of our team conduct awareness in conflict areas to ensure human and wildlife safety. Besides working during a conflict situation, we engage in several preventive activities which involve educating school children as well as adults making them aware about living with wildlife around them and peaceful coexistence. We also proactively engage in conducting training activities with different government departments and local groups to foster teamwork, faster response time, and to stay updated about best practices in the field of wildlife treatment and rescue.