What We Do

OUR WORK AND ITS IMPACT

Turning whale shark hunters into staunch protectors in Gujarat. Relocating distressed Hoolock gibbons in Arunachal. Restoring mangrove forests in Kerala. Preventing elephant deaths due to train-hits in Uttarakhand.  Hand-raising rhino calves in Assam. Satellite-tagging critically endangered gharials in Bihar. Helping bring Manas National Park back from the brink. Developing a comprehensive wildlife management plan for Odisha. Training frontline forest personnel across 14 states. Mapping and securing wildlife corridors across the country.

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) currently runs 44 projects across India.

Our Depth Projects holistically address multiple conservation hurdles specific to an area through a multi-pronged approach, and embody more than one of our nine Big Ideas.

Our Breadth Projects address specific conservation issues that may not be limited in time and space in the country, such as the training of frontline forest staff and preventing wild animal deaths due to train hits.

Explore a sampling of some of our featured projects below, or scroll further down to access the comprehensive project search or view all our projects.

 


FEATURED PROJECTS

Over 4600 animal cases handled over 15 years

Over 60 percent rehabilitated #BackToTheWild

CENTRE FOR WILDLIFE REHABILITATION AND CONSERVATION (CWRC)

Located near Kaziranga National Park in Assam, this is the only facility in India where orphaned and/or injured wild animals of several species are hand-raised and/or treated and subsequently returned to the wild. Learn more >>

Village of Ram Terang voluntarily relocated to secure Right of Passage for Asian elephants through the Kalapahar-Daigrung elephant corridor

KAZIRANGA – KARBI ANGLONG LINK PROJECT

This project seeks to conserve the wildlife and habitats of Karbi Anglong, the largest district in Assam. The major threats stem from habitat fragmentation and destruction, caused by encroachment on forest lands, slash-and-burn (or jhum) agriculture, and unplanned development. Learn more >>

400 artificial reefs established, spanning an area of 1000 sq m

Identified at least 17 species of corals in Mithapur, including one that was declared locally extinct

MITHAPUR CORAL REEF RECOVERY PROJECT

Launched in 2008, the Coral Reef Recovery Project seeks to develop and implement appropriate strategies for the conservation of the Mithapur Reef, situated 12 kilometres south of the Gulf of Kachchh in Gujarat. Learn more >>

Addresses issues related to the illegal trade in wildlife

Over 16,000 frontline forest personnel trained across 150 Protected Areas in India

WILDLIFE CRIME CONTROL DIVISION

The WCCD comprises three projects that complement one another, assisting and supporting various government agencies and aimed collectively towards the reduction of crime against wildlife and its habitats across India. Learn more >>

Over 380 Rapid Action Projects till date, spanning 25 states and 3 union territories

Impacting over 30 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and fish

RAPID ACTION PROJECTS

The concept of a Rapid Action Project – one of WTI’s oldest initiatives – owes its genesis to the realisation that wildlife in India is plagued by innumerable threats that require an immediate response. Be they human-induced or natural, such threats, if not addressed in time, can have a disastrous effect on the country’s natural heritage. Learn more >>

The first specialised rehabilitation centre for Asiatic black bears in India

Nearly 50 bears successfully rehabilitated back into the wild

PAKKE CONSERVATION PROJECT

Started under this umbrella project, the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) is the first specialised rehabilitation centre for Asiatic black bears in India. Learn more >>

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