Vidya Athreya & Aniruddha BelsareKaati TrustHELPING THE MAHARASHTRAFORESTDEPARTMENT RESCUE OR TREAT ENDANGERED WILD CARNIVORES.
1Athreya, V.R1. & A.V. Belsare2. 2005. Helping the Maharashtra Forest Department rescue or treat endangered wild carnivores. Submitted to the Wildlife Trust of India, New Delhi and the Office of the Chief Wildlife Warden, Maharashtra. 1. Vidya Athreya. Kaati Trust. D-103, GMRT Colony, Narayangaon, Junnar. Pune District. Maharashtra. India. 410504. firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com. Dr. Aniruddha Belsare. B3, 26, Sarita Vaibhav, S.No 119/2,Part Parvati, Pune 411 030 India. firstname.lastname@example.orgCONTENTSAcknowledgements 3 Summary 4 Introduction 5 Study area 5 Modus Operandi 6 Result and Discussion 6 Recommendations 11 Table 1 - Data 12 Appendix 1 – Summary of our visits 14 Appendix 2 – A copy of the report we provide at each visit 36 Appendix 3 – A copy of the physical examination sheet 37 References 38
3AcknowledgementsWe would like to thank the Wildlife Trust of India, New Delhi for the grant. We would like to thank Joydeep Bose, Sandeep Tiwari, Rahul Kaul and Vivek Menon from WTI for their interest and support to this project. The Maharashtra Forest Department has always been supportive of our work ad we thank all the officers we have had the opportunity to interact with over the last three years. Our special thanks to the ex-PCCF (WL) Mr Subramaniam, PCCF (WL) Mr Majumdar, Mr Thosre (CCF – Pune), Mr Mohan (CCF – Nashik), Mr Shelke (ex-DCF, Ahmednagar), Mr B.P. Singh (DCF – Nashik), Mr Whankade (DCF Ahmednagar), Mr Hinge (ACF, Ahmednagar), Mr Devkale (RFO Sangamner), Mr Patangare (RFO Sanagamner), Mr Vyavhare (RFO Sangamner), Mr Thackeray (RFO Nashik) and the staff at the Nimbala nursery, Sangamner. The list of names of the field officers who assisted us is too long to mention here but we are grateful for their help and interest. Dr Thakur (LDO Sangamner) has shown keen interest in our work