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  • GIS Day Celebrations 2020

    On the occasion of Geography Awareness week, GIS day was celebrated in the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) campus on 22th November, 2020 as a one-day online workshop on RS-GIS and cartography. Seventy researchers of the institute participated in the virtual workshop. 

    Dr. Gautam Talukdar welcomed all the participants and spoke about the importance and purpose of celebrating GIS Day. The full day program consisted of a total six different sessions on theories and applications of Remote Sensing and GIS. These sessions covered topics on WII GIS lab and data accessibility, a demonstration of GIS analytics tools on open-GIS platform, basic cartography skills, enhancing GIS outputs through graphic designing, Google Earth Engine, Basics of RS-GIS and its applications in conservation research and management carried out through the institute, and available open-access RS-GIS datasets. In the afternoon session, fourteen researchers presented lightning talks on their RS-GIS based research works. Fun games like, short quizzes and virtual treasure hunts were also organized for the participants to make the event more interactive and a map contest was declared open. The workshop concluded with Director's closing remarks followed by a vote of thanks.

  • World Fish Migration Day, 2020 Celebration

    Wildlife Institute of India has celebrated a two-day event (23rd and 24th October, 2020) on World Fish Migration Day, 2020 in Rudraprayag, situated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. A training workshop was conducted in co-ordination with Rudraprayag Forest Division, Government of Uttarakhand. The main objective of this training workshop was sensitize the frontline staff of Forest Department towards promoting the sustainable management of river valleys and fish conservation. A total of 40 participants including forest officials, frontline staff and students were trained on fish identification, monitoring aquatic habitat and riparian vegetation. The event was inaugurated by Sh Vaibhav Kumar Singh, DFO, Rudraprayag Division followed by a talk on importance of river ecology, wildlife and aquatic habitats by Dr. K. Sivakumar. Dr. J.A. Johnson took an interactive session on learning and identification of the major fish fauna of Rudraprayag. The forest staff were then trained at the field regarding habitat monitoring that include identification of suitable spawning and nursery grounds of migratory fishes. Additionally, importance of riparian vegetation in maintenance of river health and bank stability was also demonstrated.

    The second day, forest staff were trained towards monitoring the water quality and identification of major fish fauna and benthic macroinvertebrates. The participants were also trained on identifying the suitable habitats such as riffles, runs and pools preferred by different fish species. This was followed by demonstration of techniques study the migratory movements of fish using telemetry equipment. To make the event more interactive, fun filled quiz sessions were also organized to appreciate the participants on their learning skills followed by distribution of prizes and mementos to the winners.

    At the end of the event the participants were able to identify local fish species with the help of field guide provided by WII. Overall, the event was helpful in raising the interest among the frontline forest staff on the importance of aquatic fauna, river health and riparian vegetation.

  • Webinar on Snow Leopard Conservation

    (Note: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)  

    The live streaming will be available on  and WII Dehradun youtube channel (

    For more details visit link given below:

  • Wildlife Week Competitions Winners 2020

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the "WILD WITH ART" and "WILDLIFE SEARCH IN BACKYARD".

    We would like to congratulate each and every person who took part in the competitions and made this Wildlife Week a success.