WCB Research Foundation is a non profit section 8 company registered under the Company's Act (2013), Government of India. The foundation was established on September 10, 2020 with the goal of accelerating action oriented research and enhancing the capacity of conservation professionals for effective research in the field of wildlife and conservation biology. We are committed to science based conservation and outreach activities through research and development.
The major thrust areas of research at WCB are mammalian ecology and behaviour, habitat evaluation and modelling, wetland biology and monitoring, biodiversity monitoring and environmental biotechnology. We are also engaged in the consultancy work such as biodiversity monitoring, soil and water testing and Green audits.
Our foundation is supported by various national and international organizations and we have active collaboration with several reputed institutes and organisations such as, Gujarat Forest Department, Gandhinagar, Wildlife and Conservation Biology Research Lab, IUCN Bear Specialist Group, University of Richmond (USA) and the Institute of nature conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.
We welcome scientists and faculties for collaboration and joint research work, students for their internship, dissertations as well as voluntary work with WCB fellows.
Prof. M. I. Patel (1948-2020), a renowned zoologist, an eminent conservation biologist of India who contributed a lion share in the field of wildlife research. In the memory of late Prof. M. I. Patel, WCB Research Foundation is proud to announce the M.I. Patel Award for Young wildlife & conservation biologists.