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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.

The Wildlife Conservation And Development Centre

The Wildlife Conservation and Development Centre (WLCDC) is an Umred-based NGO that was founded in 2009 by Roheet Karoo, the Honorary Wildlife Warden, with the aim of creating a strong team that would work to safeguard unprotected wildlife corridors and tiger habitats in the Tadoba landscape of Maharashtra.

The Environment Conservation Group

What started as a casual talk between three friends – Mansur Ahamed, Mohammed Saleem and Gaythri Devi – to bring the birdwatchers of Coimbatore under one group, led to the formation of the Coimbatore Birding Club (CBC), the avian wing of the Environment Conservation Group (ECG) started in 2009 by a small group of like-minded people committed to protecting and conserving nature.

The Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade (VEAB)

April 2012: The Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade (VEAB) was formed in 2001 in Sattari-Goa by Rajendra Kerkar and his wife Pournima Kerkar, Sanctuary Green Teacher Award 2011 winners, and for the last decade, it has been creating change-makers in the state.

WildCat-C

Brought together by a common interest in protecting India’s last remaining wildernesses, WildCat-C is changing the facing of conservation in Chikmagalur.

Namma Sangha

December 2011: Sometimes a simple solution is all that is needed to impact an entire forest. Before 2003, every single day, the Bandipur National Park was buzzing with people collecting fuelwood and grazing cattle from the 200 or so villages surrounding the forest.

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