Wildlife Conservation Society
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
The India country program of WCS is directed by Dr. Ravi Chellam (www.wcsindia.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.gov