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Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi

The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes. In the past we have received grants from Ministry of Environment and Forests that enabled us to carry out a study on elephants in southern Maharashtra and birds of Western Ghats of Maharashtra. The Ministry has been very helpful to us regarding issue of permissions for our research studies on wildlife.

Madhya Pradesh Forest Department

The Madhya Pradesh Forest Department is a Department of the Madhya Pradesh State Government responsible for administration, management and protection of the forests and wildlife of the State. MP Forest Department has been very supportive to WRCS for the study of Forest Owlet in Khandwa Division. Earlier MP Forest Department had been very helpful for a survey of the Forest Owlet in 2005-06. WRCS has also carried out a study of village relocation in Bori Sanctuary for MP Forest Department.

Oriental Bird Club, UK

Oriental Bird Club, UK is registered charity for birders and ornithologists around the world who are interested in birds of the Oriental region and their conservation. Oriental Bird Club supported us in a survey for the Forest Owlet in 5 states of Central India in 2005-06.

Raptor Research and Conservation Foundation, Mumbai

Raptor Research and Conservation Foundation was established to ensure stable wild populations of the various species of Asian birds of prey through research. The Raptor Research and Conservation Foundation gave WRCS a generous grant in 2013 that enabled us to continue our study of the Forest Owlet in Khandwa District Madhya Pradesh.

Ruffords Small Grant Program, United Kingdom

The Rufford Foundation is a UK based charity. It offers grants for nature conservation projects in the developing world. In 2011 the Rufford Foundation awarded us a "small grant" that enabled us to carry out a survey for the Malabar Giant Squirrel in Western Ghats of Maharashtra in 2012.

UPS Foundation, USA

UPS Foundation is a charitable foundation established by the UPS Company with a mission to help build stronger and more resilient communities around the world. UPS Foundation gave us a grant in 2012 that enabled us to carry out a project for conservation of private forests in corridor zone between Koyna Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park.


WWF is an international organization established to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by conserving the world's biological diversity,
ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. WRCS has a strategic alliance with WWF-India for conservation of the tiger in Melghat and Western Ghats. Together we have carried out several projects for tiger conservation in these two landscapes.

Zoological Survey of India

Zoological Survey of India is the Government Organization responsible for survey, exploration and research in fauna of India. Scientists of ZSI, Pune and ZSI, Bhopal have been very helpful to us for identification of photographs and remains of faunal species, which is essential for many research studies.