For the past five decades, we are on a mission to protect critical species and eco-regions of national and global importance. Additionally, we recognise more significant conservation issues that affect the overall biodiversity of our country. Our work could not be possible without our strong collaboration with the Government, local communities, state forest departments, and various conservation partners. Over the years, these collective efforts have resulted in a remarkable increase in protecting many priority species and their critical habitats.
In the early 1970’s, WWF India began its tiger conservation journey by supporting Project Tiger - Govt. Of India’s first-ever tiger conservation programme. Two decades later, we initiated a focused Tiger Conservation Programme. Presently, we work across six critical tiger landscapes. These include the Terai Arc, Sundarbans, Central India, Brahmaputra, Western Ghats – Nilgiris, and Western India Tiger Landscapes.
Freshwater environments include rivers, lakes, wetlands, streams, and underground aquifers. These are crucial for the sustenance of life on the planet. WWF India's River for Life, Life for River programme ensures the ecological integrity of rivers and their associated ecosystems and sustainable water management.
Climate change is the most significant environmental crisis of our time. Many species will face extinction due to global warming. WWF India is working to generate awareness about clean and efficient energy solutions, climate innovations, and mobilizing communities to come together and take collective action reversing climate change.
India is fortunate to have a vast coastline of more than 8,000 km. Today our oceans face many challenges. Some of these issues include growing levels of plastic pollution, industrial waste, unsustainable fishing, unregulated tourism, and unplanned coastal development. Our mission is focused on actions that will keep our oceans healthy by preventing marine and plastic pollution.
I believe that the survival of animals and trees is essential for the planet. They are also crucial for the survival of the human species. Our natural world has learned to co-exist since time immemorial. Every human must ensure that this symbiotic relationship continues. I see WWF leading the path to protect different species as well as preserve our fragile ecosystems. Simply stated, if we lose ecosystems like forests, grasslands, and wetlands, we risk losing our precious wildlife. The change should come from people – let us start taking care of our planet!”
The WWF logo serves as a constant reminder to me on the urgent need for humans to reconnect with the environment and natural world, which we are just a tiny part of. WWF truly inspires me to do whatever I can to help humanity respect the wild, treasure and nurture it for generations to come.
WWF India is indeed doing excellent work in furthering the cause of wildlife conservation and promoting the cause widely in our country. They are proactive, always responsive to requests, and continuously find innovative means of connecting back with the community. As a wildlife photographer, nature lover, and conservationist, I have discovered WWF India as a trusted platform for furthering the mission of building a world where people and nature co-exists peacefully.