• Centre for Wildlife Forensic and Health

Centre for Wildlife Forensic and Health

Dr. A. B. Shrivastav

Department of Wildlife Health and Management in the Faculty of Veterinary Science & A. H., was established in the year 2001 with the aim of teaching, research and extension activities in wildlife health and management. Post Graduate degree and diploma programme in the department started from the session 2002-2003 with the mandate that the state has one of the richest zones with great biodiversity consisting of 9 National Parks and 25 Wildlife Sanctuaries. The state is also a custodian of several endangered wild animals like tiger, sloth bear, gharial, otter, gaur, barasingha, lesser Florican, great Indian bustard, etc. Thus, it was upgraded as Centre for Wildlife Forensic and Health because there is no standard Wildlife Laboratory in Madhya Pradesh. To meet out the challenges on serious dearth of baseline information, diagnostic tools information and regular research work on disease diagnosis and wildlife forensics, the Centre for Wildlife Forensic and Health has made composite mandate towards conservation of Wildlife wealth under M.P.P. C.V.V., Jabalpur. Now the centre is providing veterinary aids to different national parks as well as forensic opinion to decrease the wildlife related offences.

2.Mission: Wildlife Forensic and Health Management

3.Mandate: For developing a scientific approach and to carry out research on wildlife forensic and generation of data on wildlife health.

1.Standardization of morphological, biological and DNA based techniques for identification of various wild animals by tissue samples like skin, meat, hair, bone.
2.Creating databases of hematological and biochemical profiles of healthy wild animals.
3.Development of bio-technological tools for disease diagnosis and health monitoring of wild animal.
4.Carrying out forensic analysis of samples received from field from within M.P. and other adjoining states.
5.Conducting regular periodic surveys for ascertaining occurrence of diseases and pathogens among wild animals; and examining their implications for domestic livestock and vice-versa.
6.Training of veterinarians and staff of forest department on immobilization, wildlife forensics and health.
7.Periodic all types of veterinary support to forest department in its conservation programmes and in emergencies/exigencies.

Dr. A.B. Shrivastav
Dr. K. P. Singh
Dr. K.K. Jadhav
Dr. Somesh Singh
Dr. Amol Rokde
Dr. Nidhi Rajput
Dr. Devendra N. Podhade