WCS Global Mission
The Wildlife Conservation Society is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. It does so through science, conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together, these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on earth. Wildlife Conservation Society has furthered its global mission in India since 1988 through activities of its staff and partners.
WCS – India Program
Wildlife Conservation Society – India Program describes the work of several partner institutions engaged in saving wildlife and wild lands in full compliance with all Indian laws.
Its roots go back to 1963, to the first-ever scientific study of wild tigers by Dr. George Schaller. Following his footsteps, a quarter century later, WCS scientist Dr. Ullas Karanth initiated the first detailed ecological study of tigers in India employing radio telemetry at Nagarahole, Karnataka. This single research project in Nagarahole has today grown into a successful country wide effort to understand and save India’s national animal.
WCS – India Program mission has combined cutting-edge research on tigers and other wildlife, with national capacity building and effective site-based conservation through constructive collaborations with governmental and non-governmental partners. Uncompromisingly committed to wildlife conservation, WCS – India Program inspires and nurtures positive attitude towards nature in people through its scientific and conservation endeavors.