The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) was established at Dehradun in 1982. In 1986, it was granted the status of an autonomous Institution of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi. WII is now recognized as a premier regional institution for training and research in biodiversity conservation. A large number of foresters and wildlife managers from other developing countries, particularly south and south-east Asia, have been trained in WII since its establishment. WII has given a new direction to the concept and practice of biodiversity conservation, made it more practical and realistic by seeking the involvement and cooperation of local people. However, the problem and challenges are immense and diverse in a constantly changing scenario. Learning from its own and others experiences, WII traverses a path of hope which will help strengthen its inputs and find answers to conservation issues and problems in the developing world.
To develop the Institute as ‘A Global Centre of Excellence’ in the field of wildlife research, training and advocacy.
To nurture the development of wildlife science and promote its application in conservation, in consonance with our culture and socio-economic milieu.
I. Building knowledge base in wildlife science,
II. Building capacity of forest personnel and other key stakeholders of various levels for conservation and management of wildlife,
III. Conduct Research Projects on various aspects of wildlife and its efficient management.
Last Updated: November 16, 2015