Species and Spaces, People and PlacesWe, at WWF, believe that humans can live in harmony with nature. In India, we’re studying snow leopards in the Himalayas, tracking tigers in the Terai, working with businesses to develop green modules and with communities to find ways to reduce their dependence on forests, among many other projects. There’s a lot more that we do – all with the support of our staff, volunteers, donors, corporate supporters and well-wishers.
WWF-India: Over 40 years of ConservationWWF-India was set up as a Charitable Public Trust on 27 November 1969. Its beginnings were modest, with the office operating out of a limited space at the Horn Bill House in Mumbai and very few full-time staff. The running of the office relied largely on the goodwill of the small group of its founders, and other associates who voluntarily contributed their time and resources to the work of the organization.
Today, WWF-India is not only the country's largest voluntary body in the field of conservation, it has also grown into a network with a countrywide presence in over 60 state and field offices!
The key areas of our work include:
- conserving key wildlife species and their habitats
- management of rivers, wetlands and their ecosystems
- promoting sustainable local livelihoods
- mitigating the impacts of climate change
- transforming businesses and markets towards sustainability
- combating illegal wildlife trade