Help conserve resources of Protected Areas and support sustainable livelihood of local communities in this noble initiative

People & Protected Areas Programme is in its third phase, wherein it will be working with 21 NGO/CBO for conservation and sustainability. WWF India is extending an opportunity to enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to contribute their skills and time by assisting the NGO/CBO partners with baseline data collection in villages.


In its mission to take forward the agenda of environmental protection, World Wildlife Fund India works with varied groups of individuals and institutions across different sections of society. These alliances strive to address the common goal of conserving biodiversity, sustainably using natural resources and maintaining ecosystems and ecosystem services for the survival of wildlife and people depending on them.

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Resources Provided by NGO

1. WWF-India will cover the costs of local travel during data collection
2. WWF-India may provide basic accommodation facilities for the duration of assignment (only if the assigned village is more than 20 KMs from the residence of the volunteer)

Requirements from Volunteers

1. Volunteers will be required to attend an orientation session (online/offline)
2. Volunteers will be required to visit and stay at the assigned village/location for a period of atleast 4-6 weeks which may vary from case to case basis
3. Volunteers will be required to carry out household data collection (paper based). WWF-India will provide the questionnaires for this purpose.
4. Volunteers will be required to transcribe the baseline data in the provided formats (MS Excel) digitally
5. Depending on the performance, volunteers undertaking this assignment will be given priority to be volunteer for end line data collection after three years.
6. Volunteers shall be minimum 18 years of age or above
7. Fluency in local language (both verbal and written) is a must
8. Knowledge of MS excel is essential

Additional Details

The People and Protected Areas Programme is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and WWF India. The programme supports local and grassroots NGOs with an aim to demonstrate how technological innovation can help in conserving the resouces of the Protecetd Areas as well as support sustainable livelihood of local communities living around Protected Areas. Its objectives are:

• Demonstrate innovative approaches and mechanisms based on appropriate technological inputs that enhance sustainable local livelihoods for local and indigenous communities living around PAs across the country.
• Provide site specific energy solutions by using appropriate technology to reduce biotic pressures
• Develop an understanding of human wildlife conflict issues at selected sites and pilot mitigation measures
• Support and build capacity of NGOs, and CBOs, implementing these initiatives for enhancing links between conservation and sustainable livelihoods as well as relevant PA authorities.

People & Protected Areas Programme is in its third phase and 21 NGO/CBO from all over India have been identified as partners to work in villages around PA’s for three years. In order to monitor and assess the impacts of the programme, baseline data will be collected at the household level in the target villages. WWF-India is extending an opportunity to enthusiastic and passionate volunteers to contribute their skills and time by assisting the NGO/CBO partners with the baseline data collection in the villages.

Last date to apply: 20th May 2019. Two volunteer are needed at each location, namely:

1. Darjeeling, Bengal
2. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan/ Gir Somnath, Gujarat
3. Ri-Bhoi, Meghalya
4. Kodagu District, Karnataka
5. Khurda, Orissa
6. Mamit, Mizoram
7. Kabirdham, Chhattisgarh
8. Bishwanath Chairali, Assam
9. Amravati, Maharashtra
10. Bishnupur, Manipur
11. Jamnagar, Gujarat
12. Kiphire, Nagaland
13. Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh
14. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
15. Jamui/Munger, Bihar
16. Latehar, Jharkhand
17. Karauli, Rajasthan
18. Erode, Tamil Nadu
19. Bhagalpur, Bihar
20. South – 24 Parganas, West Bengal