GUWAHATI, March 24 - Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma today inaugurated a photo exhibition, �CWRC � a pictorial journey of securing wildlife,� showcasing the 15-year service of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) for protecting wildlife, at the State Art Gallery here.
The CWRC is a jointly-run wildlife care facility run by the Assam Forest Department and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) with international partner, International Fund for Wildlife Welfare (IFAW).
�It is an appreciable initiative of the CWRC. The never-ending effort for securing wildlife is the strength of the centre. I have personally witnessed the activities. Through its specialised wildlife care service, the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation is not only securing Kaziranga but the whole of North-east,� Brahma said after inaugurating the three-day photo exhibition.
Dr Parimal Chandra Bhattacharjee, trustee, Wildlife Trust of India, Dr Rathin Barman, Deputy Director and CWRC Manager, along with other dignitaries, attended the inaugural function.
Till December 2016, the CWRC has attended to 4,661 wildlife cases. It has handled 246 species during its 15 years of service. The number of releases stand at 2,689 (60.70 pc).