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Wildlife Trust of India

Last Updated on September 10, 2020

Operation in state

  • Pan India

Thematic Areas

  • Bio-diversity and Wildlife
  • Community Development
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Energy, Environment and Climate Change
  • Livelihoods

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)
  • Organization Registration Certificate

Wildlife Trust of India

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Established In 1998

F-13 , Sector 8 , Noida , Uttar Pradesh , 201301

About the organization



Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is a non-profit conservation organization with a vision to protect India’s natural heritage. Registered as a Trust, it’s mission is to conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals, in partnership with communities and governments. Since its establishment in 1998, WTI has been working to

  • Recover endangered species;
  • Rescue and rehabilitate distressed wild animals;
  • Train and equip frontline forest staff in fighting wildlife crime;
  • Secure wild habitats;
  • Spread conservation-awareness;
  • Support green livelihoods of communities; and
  • Respond to wildlife emergencies.

Working mostly to conserve endangered fauna, such as the elephant, tiger, rhinoceros, gibbon, whale shark, gharial, markhor, and others, along with their habitats, the organization has garnered considerable support from the Union, State and local governments, non-governmental organizations, companies, and communities. To rescue and rehabilitate distressed and displaced wildlife, it has established two state-of-the-art wildlife rehabilitation centers in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh (with support from its international partner, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the respective State Governments) and runs seven mobile veterinary units (MVS) across the country in five states. At WTI, about 140 professionals—conservation biologists, scientists, sociologists, wildlife veterinarians, managers, lawyers, finance experts and communication specialists—work on a range of wildlife issues at 26 field camps and field stations across India. Some of the significant achievements include identifying and mapping 101 elephant corridors in the country; ensuring the declaration of the Greater Manas landscape; procuring landmark decisions in wildlife-cases; training and equipping more than 18,000 frontline forest staff in about 150 Protected Areas and providing ex-gratia support to about 20,000; getting improved conservation status for the whale shark; reducing deaths of elephants due to train hits, etc. Spending about 82% of its funds on field activities and with a presence in 16 States and three Autonomous District Councils, the organization has grown into one of the top wildlife conservation organizations in the country.

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Special features of the organization

  • Lobbied to make the whale shark the first fish to be protected under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, in India and ensured its protection by a massive on-ground campaign in Gujarat. Since 2005, the whale shark project team and fishers have rescued and released back 710 whale sharks (till March 2019);
  • Mapped 101 important corridors used by Asian elephants in India, drew out a green-print to secure them and worked out four model securements;
  • Pioneered systematic wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife health monitoring as tools for conservation in India in partnership with IFAW;
  • Raised consciousness of judiciary, enforcement agencies and public to the word wildlife crime and started a whole new arena of the fight against wildlife crime;Played a supportive role to the Indian government in its fight against re-opening the ivory trade at CITES ensuring several years without ivory trade;More than 15,000 wildlife staff of over 150 protected areas have been imparted Level 1 anti-poaching training. Also, more than 20,000 staff have been supported through ex-gratia against death on duty;
  • Manas National Park removed from the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in Danger and tripled its size politically with several endangered and flagship species being restocked;
  • Shahtoosh formally banned in Jammu and Kashmir and a rainbow-product called Pashm-e-Shahi created, creating a sustainable alternative model;
  • 20. Eradicated the dancing bear tradition in India and rehabilitated Kalandars in four states;

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

Wildlife Trust of India since the past two decades has worked towards securing the natural heritage of the country. What began as a three member team in a small South Delhi apartment, has today grown into one of the largest wildlife conservation organizations in the country, with 130 professionals from various walks of life, committed to the welfare of wildlife and their habitats. In this journey, we have achieved significant milestones. We have successfully lobbied to make the Whale Shark the first protected fish species of the country. We have banned the use of shahtoosh, in order to stop the slaughter of the Tibetan Antelope. We are the first and only organization to have mapped 101 elephant corridors in the country. Alongside conservation, we have zealously maintained our integrity and hard work and received support from the leading Corporations of India like HCL, ONGC, Tata Trusts, Tata Chemicals, Oracle, Apollo Tyres and others.

We are committed to our work and our teams, both at field and the headquarters strive towards servicing nature.


Chief Functionary

Name :  
Sahil Choksi
Designation :  
Deputy Director and Head- Development
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Avrodita Chakladar
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Programme Officer
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Project Detail of Organization

Connecting Landscapes, Empowering People and Protecting Elephants in Garo Hills, Meghalaya
Project Type: CSR
Garo Hills have lost 94,195 hectares of forests in 15 years with 7-8% of forest area controlled by F....
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