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Biodiversity And Elephant Conservation Trust

Founded in 1998, the Biodiversity and Elephant Conservation Trust strives to protect the gentle giants of the island-nation of Sri Lanka.


Founded in 2009 and based in Karnataka, Vanamitra involves a wide range of communities in wildlife conservation.

Waste Warriors

From humble beginnings as a one-woman endeavour to keep Dharamshala free of litter, Waste Warriors has grown into a powerful movement that addresses one of India’s ‘dirtiest’ problems.

Under The Mango Tree

Founded in 2009, Under The Mango Tree supports marginal farmers in an environmentally-friendly, sustainable way by training them how to become indigenous beekeepers.

Mines, Minerals And People

Established in 1999, Mines, Minerals and People is a national alliance to combat the destructive impact of irresponsible mining in India.

Green Guard Nature Organization

The Assam-based Green Guards Nature Organization works with fringe forest communities to mitigate conflict with wild animals, promote reforestation and engage people in conservation.

The Bhubaneswar Bird Walks

Founded in March 2013, The Bhubaneswar Bird Walks (TBBW) has turned community birdwatching in the capital city of Odisha into a conservation mission.

Green Souls – Growing Together

The planet and its biodiversity will only be saved if urban and rural populations learn to live more responsibly, says Anirudh Nair, who writes about one organisation doing its bit..

Vanya – Let The Wild Be Wild

Vanya, which works under the aegis of the Nature Conservation Foundation, was founded in May 2009 by Anup B. Prakash and Praveen Ramaswamy under the guidance of wildlife biologist Sanjay Gubbi. Its wildlife conservation activities are based around the Bandipur and Nagarahole Tiger Reserves in Karnataka.

The Wildlife And Nature Conservation Trust (WNCT), Ooty

Sadiq Ali’s fascination for animals began in childhood and became his life’s mission. Ali, who was born in 1966 near Chennai, belonged to a family in the leather business. As a result, he often saw taxidermists and tanners visiting his house to meet his grandfather. He also had the opportunity to interact with Irulas (a local tribe) who lived nearby.

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