India is a country blessed with an abundant treasure trove of wilderness and wildlife. However a lack of awareness and cohesive conservation policies has resulted in the large scale destruction of this biological diversity and the depletion of various crucial species, victims to progress and development. Each of India's bio-geographic zones is represented by one or more of its own fauna. The Tiger is at the apex of the food chain in most of these zones and is a primary target species for conservationists. Yet there are other animal species like the Snow Leopard, the Wolf, the Great Indian Bustard etc, which are equally vulnerable and responsible for maintaining the critical balance of our forest ecosystem, crucial to the wellbeing of our planet.
Cox & Kings and Tiger Protection Group (TPG), a non-government organisation, have come together for an initiative called WILDLIFE CAMP. As a part of this collaboration, tours have been designed specifically for schools and colleges to visit wildlife parks in order to provide young people a first-hand experience of wildlife, thereby increasing their awareness of, and involvement in, wildlife conservation.
Nature Guide Training Programme Cox & Kings has sponsored a program to train Nature Guides at the Ranthambhore and Panna Tiger Reserves. Two sets of trainings have been imparted to 150 and 28 guides respectively, enhancing the wildlife experience for guests at both sanctuaries.
Eco Engineering for Preservation of Elephants The elephant is facing severe hardship and danger, most of them created by man. The problem lies in the incessant development of civil infrastructure in Uttarakhand, the natural habitat of elephants. This march of progress has critically disrupted the migration of elephants across the river Ganga and along their age-old corridors, isolating them in scattered segments across the state. To correct this wrong, Cox & Kings collaborated with other concerned wildlife groups and eminent personalities, and helped lead the way to an urgent Eco-Engineering Conference. After extensive brainstorming, the Eco-Engineering team has finalized a total of 8 corridors and 11 points, which are extremely critical for the free movement of the pachyderms and these measures are now being worked upon by the concerned authorities.
People For Animals is India's largest animal welfare organization with a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and 2.5 Lakh members. They set up and run shelters, ambulance services, sterilization programs, treatment camps and disaster rescue missions. With the support from Cox & Kings Foundation, People for Animal’s Trust was able to rescue and rehabilitate more than 769 sick and needy animals in the year 2015-16.
The Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established in 1874. The organization has given dedicated and offering relentless service to all types of sick and injured animals. With the support from Cox & Kings Foundation, BSPCA Trust was able to rescue and rehabilitate more than 500 sick and needy animals in the year 2015-16 in Bombay. The medical centre set up has helped BSPCA in adding more space to the storage of medicines.