Wildlife Conservation Society, New York
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.
WCS currently oversees more than 300 conservation projects in 53 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. WCS field staff, the largest of any international conservation organization in the United States, is helping to save diverse habitats across the globe. By training local wildlife staff and students in research methods, WCS ensures that there is a permanent local capacity for conservation and management. The society also promotes local public awareness of endangered species and habitat loss.
WCS works in cooperation with local and national governments and conservation organizations by providing information based on its long-term field studies to decision-makers involved in conservation policy and action. As a result of these initiatives, WCS has helped establish more than 100 wildlife parks and reserves across the world.
Web : http://www.wcs.org
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)
The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore is part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The mandate of NCBS is basic research in the frontier areas of biology. The research interests of the faculty are in four broad areas ranging from the study of single molecules to systems biology. Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan and her colleagues at Ecology and Evolution Department are the primary collaborators of CWS.
Web : http://www.ncbs.res.in
US Geological Survey – Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
USGS-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center at Laurel, Maryland, USA, collaborates with CWS on development of new research methodologies for analysis and management of animal populations. Quantitative ecologist Dr. James D. Nichols and his colleagues at Patuxent are primary collaborators of CWS.
Web : http://www.pwrc.usgs.go
University of Florida
The University of Florida – an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located in North Central Florida, collaborates with CWS in the areas of interdisciplinary research on integrating ecological and conservation related research in India, with other disciplines, along with training and capacity building of researchers and students from both the institutions. This partnership also facilitates faculty, researchers and students of both institutions to pursue collaborative ecology and conservation research projects and conduct advanced scientific courses and international workshops. Dr. Susanne Hill, Executive Director, International Center and Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources are the primary collaborators.
One of America’s top schools of Environment, the Nicholas School of Environment (NSOE) of Duke University, USA, collaborates with CWS in the areas of interdisciplinary research on integrating ecological and conservation related research in India, with other disciplines, along with training and capacity building of researchers and students from both the institutions. This agreement also facilitates faculty, researchers and students of both institutions to pursue collaborative ecology and conservation research projects and conduct advanced scientific courses and international workshops. Dr. William L. Chameides, Dean, NSOE is the primary collaborator.
Wildlife Institute of India
Established in 1982, Wildlife Institute of India, an internationally acclaimed institution that offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management, collaborates with CWS in research on biodiversity related issues in the country. Mr. P.R. Sinha, Director of WII is the primary collaborator.
Oracle, a multinational computer technology corporation is committed to using technology to support environmental and wildlife conservation programs globally. Oracle supports Centre for Wildlife Studies in implementing project Wild Seve : Transforming human-wildlife conflicts in India by engaging mobile technology, media and citizen science.