Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth. Today, the organisation has evolved to actively work towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.
India’s wildlife is under severe threat – every animal from the majestic elephant and the tiger, to the shy sloth bear and rare pangolins have fast become “the hunted”. While time is running out for these creatures, it’s not too late to help. Wildlife SOS consistently makes a difference to give back to the planet, to give back to nature and help protect the environment and wildlife.
Today it is an organisation responsible for taking action against animal cruelty, rescuing wildlife in distress, working to resolve man-animal conflicts while promoting and educating the public about the need for habitat protection. Wildlife SOS is committed to working with communities who depend on wildlife for sustenance and providing them alternative and sustainable livelihoods as that is the key to sustainable conservation. Wildlife SOS also emphasizes the value of ex-situ research in veterinary areas, behavioural studies, reproductive physiology and other fields in collaboration with national and international universities and organisations.
Although Wildlife SOS is mainly known for its work with the “Dancing Bears” of India, we also have active projects to help Leopards, Elephants, Reptiles and other animals. We work on various projects targeted at environment and biodiversity conservation as well as reducing our carbon footprint. With the help of our dedicated staff and volunteers, grant programs and supportive agencies, both national and international, everyday they renew their commitment to the animals and to finding innovative ways to sustain and grow their mission. Wildlife SOS has formal ‘co-operative’ agreements in place with state governments and forest departments in more than nine states in India.
Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forests and wildlife wealth. Although Wildlife SOS is mainly known for our work with ‘dancing bears’ we also have active projects to help leopards, elephants, reptiles and other animals. We also work on various projects targeted at environment and biodiversity conservation, as well as, reducing our carbon footprint. Most known for rescuing more than 600 ‘Dancing Bears,’ & to protect the Asiatic Black Bear, sometimes known as the Moon Bear. From habitat protection to anti-poaching work, they work hard to protect bears across the country.
The Agra Bear Rescue Facility is now open for visitors. They have just completed a new Education Conservation Walkway, the first of its kind in India. So, please come and meet some of their bears and learn about their conservation efforts in India. Here are some of the details you need to know for planning your trip.
The center is open 7 days a week during daylight hour’s sunrise to sunset.
Agra bear rescue facility is located inside Sur Sarovar Bird Santuary, Keetam, Agra. If you are driving from Delhi, the bear rescue facility is 16 km before Agra and 12 km before Sikandra Fort on the main Delhi-Agra road.
|Per Person Cost||1 Traveler||US$ 70|
|2 Travelers||US$ 45 Per Person|
|3 Travelers||US$ 35 Per Person|
|4 Travelers||US$ 30 Per Person|