Pakke Conservation Project
Project Animal(s) : Asiatic Black Bear
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://www.wti.org.in/projects/pakke-conservation-project/
Project is timebound? : No
The Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC), established under the Pakke Conservation Project, is the first specialised rehabilitation centre for Asiatic black bears in India. Supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the centre was established jointly by the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in 2002, with an aim to rehabilitate displaced cubs back into the wild.
The Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus) is one of the four species of bear found in India. It primarily inhabits the Himalayas, extending from Jammu and Kashmir in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India. The species also inhabits the hills of northeast India (1200-3000 m).
Project Agency : Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)
Project Agency Contact : http://www.wti.org.in/