officers inducted into the IFS on promotion from the State Forest Service (SFS). The Academy
      also provides orientation courses to various other stakeholders like joint training for members of
      All India Services, Indian Revenue Services Probationers, members of higher judiciary etc.
      Wildlife Institute of India
            Wildlife Institute of India (WII) was established in 1986 in Dehradun as an autonomous
      institute of the Ministry. The Institute has emerged as a premier training and research institution
      in the field of wildlife and protected area management in south and south east Asia. Its primary
      mandates are to: (i) carry out scientific and applied research on various issues of wildlife and
      biodiversity conservation, (ii) develop wildlife and biodiversity conservation, (ii) develop
      wildlife science as a discipline through academic activities, (iii) build capacity in the field of
      wildlife management and conservation planning, (iv) provide technical inputs to MoEFCC and
      other international organizations. The Institute has been generating quality information and
      knowledge products in the field of wildlife science through research and main streaming it in
      capacity building programmes for various target groups and provide advisory support to central
      and state governments.
      Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihood Improvement Project
      Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is one of the implementing partners in this project for enhancing
      capacities of the project implementers and as a knowledge management centre on landscape
      approach to biodiversity conservation.
      National Green Corps Programme
            National Green Corps (NGC) were formulated in 2001-02. The phenomenal response that
      NGC received has made the network more than 1,00,000 Eco clubs across the country in 15
      years, making it one of the largest conservation networks. Under NGC programme, 86765 Eco
      clubs were supported.
      National Environmental Awareness Campaign
            The (NEAC) was launched in mid 1986 with the objective of creating environmental
      awareness at the national level. In this campaign, nominal financial assistance is provided to
      NGOs, schools, colleges, universities, research institutes, women and youth organisations, army
      units, government departments, etc., from all over the country for conducting awareness raising
      and action oriented activities. The theme for 2016-17 was “Swachh Bharat Mission, Ganga
      Rejuvenation and River Cleaning”.
      National Nature Camping Programme
            National Nature Camping Programme is an initiative of the Ministry in environment
      education which is aimed at creating greater awareness, understanding and empathy of children
      with and for the environment. Through this initiative it is hoped that every child who goes
      through middle school (classes VI-VIII) to get at least one opportunity for a 2-3 day camping
      experience during these years.