Forest and Wildlife Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Wildlife Conservation Schemes
  • Project Tiger (Centrally Sponsored) With the funding from the Government of India and the state government this scheme being implemented for the protection of tiger and its natural habitat. Dudhwa National Park was covered with the Government of India "Project Tiger" plan in 1987. Later on Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary were jointly brought together under the Government of India's ambitious Plan "Project Tiger" with the name of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. From the year 2014-15 Pilibhit forest division has also been included in the "Project Tiger" scheme.
  • Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (Centrally Sponsored) This scheme is being implemented for the development and management of all bird sanctuaries and wildlife sanctuaries in the state with the assistance of the Government of India. Regional ecological development task is also carried out under this scheme.
  • Project Elephant (Centrally Sponsored) The scheme is being implemented for formally advertised as Elephant Reserve by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Under the scheme, financial assistance is being provided for the protection and conservation of natural habitats of elephants, anti-poaching activities, minimization of human wildlife conflict conditions, wildlife conservation awareness and awareness in local communities, etc. The 3 forest divisions in the state, Shivalik, Bijnor Social Forestry and Najibabad forest division, have been identified for the project where elephants are in abundance.
  • National Plan for conservation of aquatic ecosystems (Centrally Sponsored) National Plan for conservation of aquatic ecosystems is being implemented under the National Wetland conservation program of government of India.Government of India has decided to merge the national level schemes the National Wetland Conservation Program and the National Lake Conservation Programme and to implement them under a new scheme known as National Plan for conservation of aquatic ecosystems from 2013-14. The new scheme is to be implemented by the Government of India and the state government in 70: 30 ratio. The aim of this scheme is to protect the conserved and non-conserved Wetlands, natural habitat improvement, catchment area treatment, research, and to help in managing partnership with the local communities and water quality monitoring, etc. Under this program, Government of India provides annual financial approval on the basis of 5-year Management Intervention Action Plan for specific Wetlands.