On 4th November 2020, V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory Chandigarh launched a real time mobile application – “Wildlife Rescue App” for online monitoring of Wildlife rescue, reporting and release of wildlife in the wildlife sanctuaries in Chandigarh. The app is an initiative of the Chandigarh’s Department of Forest & Wildlife to rescue the wild animals in distress.
The objective of the application is to rehabilitate wildlife which enters the human habitation like cities, parks, reserved or protected forests in urban and rural settlements.
About Wildlife Rescue App:
The users of the application can capture the image of the wildlife in distress and send it to the concerned rescue squad for immediate response.
i.The app provides a platform to share the information regarding injured and distressed wildlife to the concerned authorities.
ii.This will also share the location of the incident which will enable a quick response by the department to such scenarios.
iii.The app also features all the orders, guidelines, rules related to wildlife rescue which were uploaded by the department to provide general information to the public.
The app is supported on all smartphones with Android operating system.
Click here to download “Wildlife Rescue App”
i.This app is an optimum use of technologies and a step towards e-governance in wildlife rescue which enables the users to report and resolve in a time bound manner, where the user need not use the wildlife hotline number – 0172-2700217 of the forest department.
ii.This will also increase the efficiency of the office through the available technology.
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Administrator– V.P. Singh Badnore
Wildlife Sanctuary– Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary