About Wildlife Institute of India

About Wildlife Institute of IndiaEstablished in 1982, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management. The Institute is actively engaged in research across the breadth of the country on biodiversity related issues.

The Institute's idyllic campus that has been carefully developed to create state of the art infrastructure encourages scholarly work.

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Addendum 2014 to National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) 2008

As a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that mandates countries to prepare a national biodiversity strategy and action plan for implementing the Convention at the national level, India developed a National Policy and Macro-level Action Strategy on Biodiversity in 1999. Subsequent to the adoption of the National Environment Policy (NEP) in 2006, a National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) was developed through a comprehensive inter-ministerial process in 2008. India’s NBAP is broadly aligned to the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Using the Strategic Plan as a framework, India is among the select countries that have developed National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs) in harmony with the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets. India’s 12 National Biodiversity Targets and the associated indicators and monitoring framework now form an Addendum to the NBAP 2008. This document together with the NBAP 2008 forms the blueprint for biodiversity conservation in the country. The Addendum 2014 also presents important analyses and information on funding for biodiversity conservation in the country. The document highlights the linkages of India’s NBAP and NBTs with CBD’s Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) as well as with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). The Addendum 2014 to NBAP 2008 reiterates India’s commitment to conservation of biodiversity as a national priority recognising its crucial linkages with the livelihoods and well-being of her people.

The Wildlife Institute of India team comprising Dr. V.B. Mathur, Dr. K. Sivakumar, Dr. Malvika Onial, Dr. C. Ramesh, Mr. Yashaswi Singh, Ms. Biba Jasmine Kaur and Mr. Anant Pande, provided technical support in preparation of the Addendum 2014 to NBAP 2008.

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