Wildlife Institute of India

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The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.

WII carries out wildlife research in areas of study like Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Wildlife Policy, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Forensics, Spatial Modeling, Ecodevelopment, and Climate Change. WII has a research facility which includes Forensics, Remote Sensing and GIS, Laboratory, Herbarium, and an Electronic Library.[1] The founder was Mr.V.B.Saharia while the first Director was Mr. H. S. Panwar who remained the director from 1985 to 1994. Trained personnel from WII have contributed in studying and protecting wildlife in India. WII has also popularized wildlife studies and careers.

The institute is based in Dehradun, India. It is located in Chandrabani, which is close to the southern forests of Dehradun.

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education[2] also runs the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Institute of Forest Management.

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Legislation from Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests