Wildlife Conservation Trust

Collaborates to protect the country's ecosystems, gather data, and secure crucial wilderness areas, addressing conservation challenges

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    Mumbai, Maharashtra

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The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) is dedicated to preserving India's vital ecosystems in a sustainable manner. Through collaboration with Forest D Read moreepartments nationwide, it enhances on-ground protection by training and equipping frontline forest staff. The organisation gathers scientific data to identify conservation needs and develop scalable solutions. It aims to reduce human-wildlife conflict and provide alternatives to fuelwood, mitigating pressure on natural ecosystems and combating forest degradation. WCT's objective is to secure crucial wilderness areas, ensuring the well-being of wildlife, people, and rivers while addressing climate change. Currently active in 160 Protected Areas across 23 states, it covers a significant portion of India's tiger reserves, national parks, and sanctuaries, impacting a population of around 3.5 million people. The organisation's core areas of focus include conservation methodologies, long-term research, human-wildlife interface management, and capacity building for wildlife law enforcement. It also emphasizes conservation education, livelihoods, the health of frontline forest staff, and road ecology. The organisation serves as a think tank for state Forest Departments and collaborates with Government bodies, NGOs, research institutions, and individuals to develop effective strategies and sustainable solutions for conservation challenges. With a decade of experience, it has worked extensively in protected areas and conducts large-scale tiger population estimations outside these areas, playing a catalytic role in the landscapes it operates in.

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Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) has made impact by collaborating across 23 states, covering 160 national parks and sanctuaries, which account for 24% of India's total, including 82% of India's tiger reserves.


  • LetsTalkTigers Campaign

    India's biodiverse forests house a remarkable array of life forms. WCT utilizes the iconic tiger as a symbol to raise awareness about its natural history, the challenges it faces, and the necessary solutions for its long-term survival. By inspiring people to celebrate and protect the tiger and its habitat, WCT aims to foster active engagement in conservation efforts.

  • Save Our Tigers Campaign

    The Save Our Tigers campaign, a collaboration between WCT, NDTV, Aircel, and Sanctuary Asia, has achieved remarkable success as a conceptualizer and implementer. Spanning four seasons, the campaign has reached a global audience of over 100 million people, generating INR 95 million in funding for tiger conservation. Notably, numerous children have actively participated in rallies, elevating tiger conservation in India's collective awareness.

  • Conservation Dogs Unit

    The Conservation Dogs Units (CDU) of WCT consist of four specially trained working dogs and a skilled staff. These dogs play a crucial role in detecting target species, gathering indirect evidence, and aiding in wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts. The CDU supports various tasks, including human-wildlife interface management, conservation research, road ecology surveys, disease surveillance, and wildlife law enforcement. Deployed in corridor conservation and conflict-related projects, these conservation dogs have demonstrated high effectiveness.

  • Health Camps for Communities Programme

    In the buffer zones of selected Protected Areas, WCT conducted regular health camps every 15 days through the 'Arogya Plus' initiative. These camps aimed to offer vital primary healthcare services to women, children, and the elderly, addressing issues such as adolescent health, de-addiction, cataract, and chronic diseases. Additionally, the camps facilitated communication on wildlife conservation and sustainable development.

Impact Metrics

  • Total Number of Training Programmes Conducted for Guards

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 190
    • 2019-20 225
    • 2020-21 232
    • 2021-22 283
  • Completed Baseline Survey for Households

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    Village Social Transformation Programme

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 2908
    • 2019-20 2174
    • 2020-21 2100

Leadership Team

  • Amol Pade

    Head - HR & Administration

  • Vivek Tumsare

    Large Carnivore Biologist

  • Nachiket Kelkar

    Head - Riverine Ecosystems and Livelihoods

  • Dr. Anish Andheria

    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Ami Gumashta


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    E-20651 (Mumbai)

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  • Headquarters

    11th Floor, Mafatlal Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai, 400021


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