Help Animals Affected by flooding in India and Nepal
In South East Asia, the Red Cross have said the flooding has been the worst they've seen in 30 years. Over 24 million people have been affected.
Wildlife are suffering also and approximately 300 have been found dead already. Tragically, these include endangered species. In addition, there is the threat of poachers, as animals such as rhinos make their way to higher grounds, so police are patrolling these areas watching for poachers. Rescue teams hve been pulling stranded animals from waters that rage in the Kaziranga National Park - one-horned rhinos and other endangered species among them. 15 rare rhinos, 185 deer and at least one Royal Bengal tiger have died in the flooding there.
Heiffer.org report that famers have lost over 5,000 animals last week - goats, cows, buffalo, pigs and chickens as days of torrential monsoon rains swept through valleys and caused rivers in Midwestern Nepal to overflow their banks.
Charities involved in rescue are....
World Animal Protection explain that cows, buffalo, goats, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats in Nepal and the north-east state of Assam in India are all suffering from the effects of flooding. Many are starving and/or injured, many are in shock and others have broken limbs. The survival of both people and animals are intertwined - people need healthy animals to earn a living. The charity will be helping to assess the wider and long term needs of teh animals in partinership with the govnerment, while rescue teams on the ground are helping the animals who are injured and giving them all their basic survival needs. Vets from WAP are leading mobile veterinary resonse teams and distributing emergency kits to at least 15,000 farm animals and pets in India and 52,000 in Nepal. Visit World Animal Protection to donate
Wildlife Trust of India have been working with International Fund for Animal Welfare through their Emergency Relief Network to help animals in large parts of eastern and north-eastern India to help animals, both wild and domestic. You can make a donation through the Wildlife Trust of India's website or through India's Crowdfunding website
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and Elephant Family, with support from the Assam Forest Department, have developed a cadre of local individuals called the Green Corridor Champions (GCCs) to help secure wildlife corridors across busy roads so that animals who have been displaced by flooding can cross safely. So far, over 900 animals have crossed safely in just a week, including elephants, rhinos, hog deer, wild pigs, wild buffaloes, monitor lizards and snakes. Find out more
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