The Word Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF – India) has been working to promote harmony between humankind and nature for almost three decades. Today it is recognised as a premier NGO (non-government organisation) in the country dealing with conservation and development issues.
At a time when the Web of Life has come under increasing threats, WWF – India’s attempts have been to find and implement solutions so that human beings can live in harmony with nature, and leave for future generations a world rich in natural resources and natural wonders.
Formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund, WWF – India was established as a Charitable Trust in 1969. With its network of State/Divisional and Field offices spread across the country to implement its programmes. WWF – India is the largest and one of the most experienced conservation organisations in the country.
The Secretariat functions from New Delhi. The organisation is part of the WWF – India family with 27 independent National Organisations. The coordinating body, the WWF – International, is located at Gland in Switzerland.
WWF – India Mission:
‘The promotion of nature conservation and environmental protection as the basis for sustainable and equitable development’.
To achieve this Mission WWF – India undertakes the following activities:
(i) Tiger and Wildlife conservation
(ii) Freshwater and Wetland Conservation Programme
(iii) Educational Awareness
(iv) Centre for Environmental Law
(v) Oceans and Coasts Programme
(vi) Library and Documentation Services
(vii) Communication and Fund Raising
(viii) Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre (IGCMC)
WWF – India, through its biodiversity conservation, ecorestoration and environment education programmes has been extending its support to the conservation efforts and trying to maintain the ecological balance.