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Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI)

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Ravalika Gopireddy

30 June 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to Animal Rights and Protections. The new resource is titled “Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI)”, one of the most respected and effective wildlife conservation organizations in India.

The Wildlife Protection Society of India was founded in 1994 by Belinda Wright (its Executive Director), a wildlife photographer and an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker before turning to full time conservation work. Belinda was awarded the O.B.E. in 2003 for services to the protection of wildlife in India and also, received the Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award in 2005.

WPSI is a registered non-profit organization funded by a wide range of Indian and International donors. It aims to bring the new focus and energy to tackle the growing wildlife crisis in India. Its main goal is to protect endangered species and their habitats through awareness, support and training. It has now broadened its focus to deal with human-animal conflicts and provide support for research projects.

WPSI conducts wildlife law enforcement training workshops and was earlier involved in the projects related to Protection programmes, Education & Awareness programmes, Community Support and Legal programmes. It has research projects for conservation programmes on human-animal conflicts, effects natural resource extracions on Biodiversity and Interactions of different species. It also provides its own publications and short documentary films on wildlife crimes, wildlife crisis, Tiger poaching statistics in India and wildlife protection acts to name a few thereby creating awareness in society.

To access this new resource, go to the Solving Global Environmental Problems section of the library at , go to “Animal Rights and Protections” and click on “Wildlife Protection – Land Animals”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here