Wildlife Trust of India
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), is a non-profit conservation organisation, committed to urgent action that works towards the protection of India's wildlife. Its mission is to conserve nature, especially endangered species and threatened habitats, in partnership with communities and governments.
It was formed in November 1998, in response to the rapidly deteriorating condition of the country's wildlife, with only three staff members. In 2008, WTI completed its tenth year with a team of over 100 full-time professionals and consultants, in addition to volunteers from all walks of life.
The core team includes scientists, field biologists, conservation managers, veterinarians, lawyers, finance, business management and communication specialists, who operate diverse conservation projects across India. Within just over a decade, WTI has made significant innovative and pioneering contributions in wildlife conservation, making it one of India's key wildlife NGOs.
The principal concerns of WTI include crisis management and provision of quick, efficient aid to individuals, species or habitats that require it the most. In the longer term it hopes to achieve, through proactive reforms, an atmosphere conducive to conserving India's wildlife and its habitat.
The Wildlife Trust of India is participating in Animal Media's upcoming film Elephant Wars; they are working towards ending human-elephant conflict in India.
Donations can be made to the Wildlife Trust of India via their webpage.