Wildlife Trust of India was formed in response to crises in India’s wildlife and wild habitats. In the past three decades, they have set up 40 conservation projects across 23 states from Kashmir to Kerala. They are driven by 9 core ideas: wild rescue, species recovery, conflict mitigation, right of passage, enforcement and law, wild lands, wild aid, protected area recovery (PAs) and natural heritage. They take a multipronged approach to conservation hurdles as well as addressing specific conservation issues. They are currently engaged in a range of projects: protecting amphibians, elephant corridors, specific species such as the Gandak Gharial, white-winged wood duck, the Kashmiri markhor, mobile veterinary service units, and so on. They work in collaboration with governments and local actors, and have a focus on shifting people’s perception on conservation.
Why they are the right choice for others:
- Work with actors from across the conservation ecosystem to create direct action.
- Long presence on the ground with administrative capability and pan-Indian presence.
- Working with strong partnerships with a scientific approach.