Wildlife Institute of India
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The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate change, 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, Habitat Ecology and Climate Change. WII has a research facility which includes Forensics, Remote Sensing and GIS, Laboratory, Herbarium, and an Electronic Library. The founder was V. B. Saharia while the first Director was Hemendra Singh 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
- Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species
- Forest Research Institute (India)
- Arid Forest Research Institute
- List of Environment and Forest Research Institutes in India
- Van Vigyan Kendra (VVK) Forest Science Centres
- 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
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- Wildlife Legislations, including - “The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act” from the Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests