With a population of 1.15 billion and home to over 300 endangered species, India faces increasing challenges in the balance between the protection of its incredibly diverse wildlife and land development. Human-animal conflicts have risen to perilous levels.
WildAid has spent the last five years building a network of government officials, celebrities, media partners, and wildlife advocates to assist in spreading our message, which now reaches up to 500 million people per week in India. Our programs highlight the importance of maintaining habitats and migration corridors for wild animals while respecting the forest fringe communities surrounding the reserves.
WildAid has been working in Corbett National Park, India’s oldest national park and home to one of the richest assemblages of large mammals. Our current priorities are to purchase and equip rapid response units, to ensure safe migration routes for wildlife, and to work with surrounding communities to raise awareness and encourage stewardship.