ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

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About ENVIS

 

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), being 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, established an Environmental Information System (ENVIS) in 1982 by end of 6th Five year plan as a plan programme which would serve as a hub of Environmental information vital for formulation of environmental management policies and decision making aimed at environmental protection and enrichment for sustaining life.

 

ENVIS is a comprehensive network of environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to various users, which include decision-makers, researchers, academicians, policy planners and research scientists, etc.

 

A large number of nodes, known as ENVIS Centres, have been established in the network to cover the broad subject areas of environment with a Focal Point in the Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate Change which assists the Environmental Information (EI) Division in coordinating the activities of all the ENVIS network partners by making ENVIS a web-enabled comprehensive information system.

 

ENVIS network at present consists of a chain of 69 network partners out of which 40 are on subject-specific and 29 on State/UT related issues that are located in notable organizations/institutions/State/UT Government Departments/Universities throughout the country.

 

About WWF-India, ENVIS Centre’s Host Organisation

 

WWF-India was established as a Charitable Trust on 27 November 1969 to support and promote the mission to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which mankind is able to live in harmony with nature. Being rechristened as World Wide Fund for Nature-India in 1987, WWF-India has served the country for over 40 years..

 

In keeping with the tenets of its parent organization, WWF-India, since its inception, has taken up some very challenging and constructive tasks to promote its mission and to broaden its base of audience that needs to be educated on the various environment-related issues.

 

WWF-India as a science-based organization addresses issues like the  survival of species and habitats, climate change and environmental education. Over the years, its perspective has broadened to reflect a more holistic understanding of conservation issues facing the country.

 

About WWF- India ENVIS Centre

 

The ENVIS Centre 07 at WWF-INDIA was established on 27 October 1984 under the Environmental Information System (ENVIS) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The Centre was assigned the responsibility to serve as the focal point of collecting, organising and disseminating information on:

 

 

Over the past few years, users (NGO, administrators, specialized agencies, researchers, school and college students, media professionals, and others) both within the country and overseas have recognized the Centre as a reliable and responsive source of environment-related information. The ENVIS Centre regularly responds to queries and requests for information on various subjects and topics concerning the environment in India.

 

The Centre has been continuously striving hard to enhance and improve the ways of showcasing and disseminating information database so as to serve its prime goal of providing information useful to its target audience comprising of, decision-makers, researchers, academicians, policy planners and research scientists, etc.

 

The Centre’s many endeavours include:

 

Quarterly Newsletter The Newsletter provides a detailed account on the Environmental issues highlighted in the various sessions of the Indian Parliament and offers central insight of the important environmental conservational activities carried out by the governmental organizations/institutions/universities/Corporations etc., actions taken by the Government on issues pertaining to environment that have become a rage in the world today for having brought about significant changes in the world’s ecosystem.

 

Quarterly Newsletter – The Quarterly Newsletter provides a detailed account on the Environmental issues highlighted in the various sessions of the Indian Parliament and various maps, graphs, and charts offering keen insight into important environmental conservational activities.

 

Wildlife Conservation (including species and environment) – Wildlife conservation is a practice of protecting wild plant and animal species along with their habitat. Wildlife plays an important role in balancing the ecosystem and provides stability to different natural processes of nature. The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure the survival of nature for future generations. Wildlife conservation has become an increasingly important practice due to the negative effects of human activity on wildlife. WWF India is dedicated to wildlife conservation and aims to protect the species and their habitat.

 

Human-Wildlife Conflicts – Conflict between people and animals is one of the main threats to the continued survival of many species in different parts of the world, and is also a significant threat to local human populations. If solutions to conflicts are not adequate, local support for conservation also declines.

 

GIS and Remote sensing –. We use geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing techniques to procure data to facilitate work in the field of conservation. This is extremely helpful in the analysis part of our work.

 

Conducting Outreach Programmes-To spread awareness and conduct outreach programs for various days of the earth. Some of them are World Environment Day, Van Mahotsav, Global Tiger Day, World Elephant Day, Wildlife Week, World Wildlife Day among others. This helps in spreading awareness.

 


 

   

ENVIS Centre’s Website (http://wwfenvis.nic.in/)

WWF-ENVIS Centre’s website was developed following the establishment of an ENVIS Node as a part of the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) of MoEF & CC, GoI in October, 2000 to December, 2001. 

 

The ENVIS Website, rich in content is regularly updated on the various activities of the Centre. The website is divided under various sections to provide its users comprehensive and up-to-date information about the Centre and its many endeavours so that the users are able to avail its services to their satisfaction.

 

The Centre’s main focus is to present the website as the prime instrument for achieving its twin goals:

 

  • To support the Ministry’s objective of formulation of environmental management policies and decision making aimed at environmental protection.

 

  • To  promote WWF-India’s mission to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment by educating and sensitising the mankind about the various  factors affecting the environment.

 

The ENVIS team consists of diligent staff officials who are devoted to making the ENVIS Centre’s Website more user-friendly and comprehensive.

 

Visitors are requested to give their valuable suggestions and feedback so that they may be incorporated in our future endeavours. Feedbacks and Suggestions can be given on: http://wwfenvis.nic.in/Feedback.aspx