Established 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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World Heritage Day (WHD) is celebrated globally on 18th April every year in order to commemorate the beauty, splendour and biological richness of World Heritage Sites, and reiterate the collective commitment of mankind towards conserving these areas for posterity.
The UNESCO Category 2 Centre at Wildlife Institute of India (WII) celebrated World Heritage Day on 18th April, 2016 by organising a series of events. Participants included school students residing near two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) of India namely, Nanda Devi National Park, Uttarakhand and Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP), Himachal Pradesh as well as from Model School, National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Dehradun. The celebration of the day was focused on raising awareness and exposure of school students through lectures, field visit, fun activities and cultural performances. A total of 36 students from the three schools participated in the WHD celebration at WII