Wildlife sanctuary


WII-ENVIS Centre on Wildlife & Protected Areas

To disseminate information on Wildlife and Protected Areas, Wildlife Institute of India was included as the 23rd Environmental Information System Centre in India, with the focal theme "Wildlife and Protected Areas" in September 1997 by the MoEF, India. This Centre deals with general matters concerning "Wildlife" and specifically those related to "Protected Areas".

ENVIS Secretariat in the MoEF is implementing the World Bank assisted Environment Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project (EMCBTAP) since January 2002. The project is designed to give an impetus to local, national, and world environmental information with an aim to:


  • Network identified organizations/institutions in academic, private and NGO sector and state government department, who have a holding on environmental data and information.
  • Dissemination of information and databases on different environment related subject areas and provide on - line query response.

The mission of ENVIS is to support and facilitate the diverse group of clientele from policy makers to researchers and Industries and common man at national and international level on a possible range of environmental data and information through a nation-wide web enabled network. The on going World Bank assisted program of the ENVIS, aims to provide a comprehensive environmental information data base under the identified subject areas, local conditions and issues pertaining to the environment of the country.

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