Monday, 2 June 2008

Wildlife NGOs - A Quick Summary

I've been following the work of quite a few NGO's recently and while I'm happy at the number of organisations and people vying to protect Indian wildlife, It's also interesting to see that each one has a definite vision and and clear purpose. While the goal of each organisation may be the same - to protect India's wildlife and environment, the paths that they follow to achieve this may be different. I've described a few of the major ones below.

Wildlife Protection Society Of India (WPSI)

Provides support and information to government authorities to combat poaching and escalating illegal wildlife trade.

Wordwide Fund For Nature (WWF)

Conducts education and awareness programmes for the public, studies threats related to wildlife and the environment using scientific information gathering and works with local NGO's and government agencies to develop and implement solutions for these threats through education, capacity building, policy development, etc.


Lobbies for issues of concern and campaigns to spread awareness of the same.

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

Focused on research based conservation. Research followed by government lobbying. Also conducts education and awareness programmes for the public.

So each organisation has a different vision. While WWF India is involved in more or less the entire spectrum of conservation programmes, WPSI is mainly focused on combatting poaching, BNHS on scientific research, and Greenpeace on activism.

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