b'Wildlife Trust of IndiaT he tropical forests, arid deserts, rugged Himalayan Mountains, and rolling plains along the Ganges help support Indias diverse ecosystem. With only 2.4% of the Earths land area, India is home to 8% of the worlds recorded animal speciesover 89,000. Unfortunately, rich biodiversity coupled with the growing demand for wildlife products has heightened the illegal trafficking of various animals across the region.Founded in 1998, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), is a leading Indian nature conservation organization whose mission is to conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals. WTI strives to conserve Indias fragile ecosystems through advocacy aimed at strengthening legislation, enhancing community involvement in environmental sustainability, and protection of the countrys most endangered species: Indian foxes, pangolins, and elephants. Additionally, the organization focuses on its 9 Big Ideas which include, enforcement and law, protected area recovery, conflict mitigation, and natural heritage campaigns, among others. support is imperative to successfully protect and conserve Indias endangered mammals.One of the better-known projects involves expanding elephant corridors to allow the migratory animals to pass through large tracts ofSDG 15: Life on Landland without encountering human populations. Target 15.7: Eliminate poaching and Though efforts undertaken by WTI have beentrafficking of protected speciessuccessful to date, the need for increased financial See pages 21-24 for details pertaining to the SDGs beyond the top 5.cafamerica.orgPAGE20'