The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India established the 23rd Centre on Environment Information System in September, 1997 at Wildlife Institute of India. The thematic area of WII ENVIS Centre is ‘Wildlife and Protected Areas’.
The mission of ENVIS is to support and facilitate the diverse group of clientele from policy makers to researchers & industries and promote national and international level cooperation and exchange of environmental data and information through a nation-wide web enabled network.
The goals of WII ENVIS Centre are to:
- Build up a repository and act as a dissemination centre for information on wildlife sciences;
- Provide information for decision-making at the apex level relating to conservation and development;
- Establish a database on Protected Area Network in India; and
- Promote national and international co-operation through networking and exchange of wildlife related information.
Contact: Dr. V. B. Mathur
Last Updated: April 11, 2015