The initial work taken up by the IIPA team, in 1984, along with many partners and collaborators, was to survey and record the profiles and management status of wildlife national parks and sanctuaries in India. Though an effort was made to cover all the PAs in India, a few did not respond.
The survey was carried out through two sets of questionnaires, one to be filled up by the protected area manager for each PA, and the second by the chief wildlife warden of each state/union territory. Secondary data was surveyed and a sample of PAs in each state/UT were visited. Discussions were also held with various stake holders and other knowledgeable people. Copies of the questionnaires are included in this collection and details of the methodology are given in the reports.
Out of this process came two types of publications. First, directories of PAs, at national and state level, which described the profile and management status. Second, an issue wise analysis of the PAs in the country, prepared in 1989, the first survey, and 2000-03, the second survey.
Based on these surveys and reports, working papers were also written to discuss the findings.
1984 – Guidelines for Field Visitors to NPS
1984 – Questionnaire-1 – All India Survey of National Parks and Sanctuaries
1984 – Questionnaire-II – All India Survey of National Parks and Sanctuaries
1985 – Directory of National Parks and Sanctuaries in India
1989 – Management of National Parks and Sanctuaries in India – A Status Report
1989 – Study on Management of Wildlife Protected Area in India – Qestionnaire – A
1990 – Directory of National Parks & Sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh
1990 – DRAFT Directory of National Parks & Sanctuaries in Gujarat
1991 – Directory of National Parks & Sanctuaries in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1991 – India’s National Parks – A Management Profile
1994 – Directory of National Parks and Sanctuaries in Karnataka