National Wildlife Database


The National Wildlife Database Cell of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has been developing a National Wildlife Information System (NWIS) on the Protected Areas of the country. India has a network of 682 Protected Areas including 102 National Parks, 520 Wildlife Sanctuaries, National Wildlife Database56 Conservation Reserves and 4 Community Reserves covering a total of 1,64,074 km2 of geographical area of the country which is approximately 4.99%.

National Wildlife Database (NWD) is providing information on the conservation status of animal species, biogeographic regions, administrative units, habitat types and the network of protected areas in India, in a variety of formats and also providing an extensive bibliographic support for wildlife research.

Contact: Dr. J.S. Kathayat
Email: jsk [at] wii [dot] gov [dot] in