Day: March 27, 2020

Letter From Indian Animal Welfare Board December 2013

I was happy to recieve the following letter from the Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India, who wrote “…Before I relinquish my position I felt I should write personally to thank you for the outstanding and invaluable service you have rendered to the AWBI thoughout this peroid…”

Return To Goa 7th August 2013

John’s Update : After 24hrs of travelling from the UK I could not wait to see my monkeys again. As usual I think I missed them far more than they missed me, especially as Tom had done such a fantastic job of looking after them. The moment I arrived at the Tree House I went

I am the Luckiest Person February 2013

If you did my job you would know that I am the luckiest person in the whole of India! Admittedly there are all too many devastating and sole destroying things that breaks ones heart but the highs are high and the certain knowledge that one is helping some of the most intelligent creatures in the

Personal Experiences February 2013

y earliest memories as a toddler were that of crawling around the floor playing and even sleeping with the family dogs and cats. By the age of 12 I was running my own wildlife rescue centre, hand rearing birds that had dropped out of the nest or injured rabbits or hedgehogs. I think it is

Primate Overpopulation Solutions and Management January 2013

Primate Trust IndiaThe Tree HouseJusta VaddoCamurlimBardezGoa403507www.primatetrustindia.orgJanuary 2013 Monkeys in India are in crisis. Buildings have replaced trees; cement has covered their grasslands. Loss of habitat has removed their natural food, forcing them to forage among city garbage. In cities, people consider they are an ever increasing public nuisance. I am writing because this crisis is

For the Kind Attention Chief Minister of Goa January 2013 For the Kind Attention of Shri Manohar Parrikar Chief Minister of Goa Subject: The Urgent need for a Wildlife Rescue and Lifetime Care Facility in Goa

From John Hicks Co-opted member of Animal Welfare Board of India Founder ofInternational Animal Rescue (Worldwide)International Animal Rescue GoaThe Primate Trust (UK)andThe Primate Trust India Dear Sir On the 2nd August 2005 Dr. Sharma (who was the Member Secretary of the Central Zoo Authority at this time) sent a letter to the Chief Wildlife Warden

Optimising team effort and driving up standards. December 2012

The most important thing I tell all my staff is “Never think that what you are doing is right! There is always a better way of doing it!” No matter how good we may think we are and no matter how perfect we may think our centres are there is always room for improvement. The

Tree House Update 9th June 2011

Never wish for something as it may come true they say! How right the saying is! For the last month we have been longing for the monsoon to break and three days ago it did. Every day the heat and humidity seem to become more unbearable. Just a few days back I checked the temperature

Monkeys have changed my life

Monkeys have changed my life! I have spent my entire life working to protect animals from mans stupidity and ignorance but nothing has impacted on me more than the plight of monkeys in India. Over the last 40 years my work has involved working with all sorts of animals both domestic and wild but monkeys