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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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Wildlife Institute of India in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India had organized an ‘Inception cum Planning Workshop for Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of 210 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India, 2020-21’ through online mode on 11th January 2021. The objective of the meeting was to initiate the exercise of MEE of 210 PAs during 2020-21. The introductory remarks given by Dr. Dhananjai Mohan, Director WII and opening remarks made by Shri Soumitra Dasgupta ADGF (Wildlife), MoEFCC. During the workshop, Hon’ble MEF has released the MEE Report of 146 PAs evaluated during 2018-19; launched the MEE Framework for Coastal and Marine PAs; and announced the award system from present MEE cycle as incentive to PA managers. Shri Javadekar, Hon’ble MEF expressed his happiness, that India have the 70% of the global tiger population, 70% of Asiatic lions and more than 60% of leopard’s population and their growing numbers shows the well-being of the whole ecosystem. The meeting was attended by Chairpersons, Members of 20 Independent Regional Expert Committees, WII-MEE Faculty representatives and other dignitaries. In the meeting, deliberations on overview of MEE process, operational modalities to undertake MEE exercise of 210 PAs during 2020-21 and demonstration of web-based application system to submit the online MEE data, were made. At the end, it was decided that WII will organize regional online meetings with CWLWs to facilitate the MEE exercise. The meeting was ended with the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries.

  • Mohan D., Talukdar G.H., Sen M. and Ansari N.A. 2020. Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India. Process and Outcomes, 2018-19 (Volume IV). Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. (Download report 25 mb) pdf (4.0 mb)

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jpg   Jhala, Y. V., Bipin, C.M., Jhala, H. Y., Yadav, S.R. and Chauhan, J.S. (2021): Assessment of cheetah introduction sites and proposed actions. Wildlife Institute of India, Forest Department of Rajasthan and Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh. Technical Note

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