National Wildlife Database Cell


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The National Wildlife Database Cell of Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has been developing a National Wildlife Information System (NWIS) on the Protected Areas of the country. India has a network of 868 Protected Areas including 104 National Parks, 550 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 87 Conservation Reserves and 127 Community Reserves covering a total of 1,65,088 km2 of geographical area of the country which is approximately 5.02%. 

National Wildlife Database (NWD) is providing information on the conservation status of animal species, biogeographic regions, administrative units, habitat types and the network of protected areas in India, in a variety of formats and also providing an extensive bibliographic support for wildlife research.

Contact: Dr. J.S. Kathayat
Email: jsk [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in