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. 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.
- Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
- Ministry of Environment and Forests (India)
- Forest Research Institute
- Arid Forest Research Institute
- Wildlife Institute of India official website
- ENVIS Centre: Wildlife & Protected Areas (Secondary Database); Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
- “Online Photo Galleries” on Nature and Wildlife of India at "India Nature Watch (INW)" - spreading the love of nature and wildlife in India through photography
- Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests
Legislation from Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests
- “Legislations on Environment, Forests, and Wildlife” from the Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests
- “India’s Forest Conservation Legislation: Acts, Rules, Guidelines”, from the Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests
- Wildlife Legislations, including - “The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act” from the Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests