Tag Archives: conservation

Only 26, he has already restored 6 lakes in the country!

Arun Krishnamurthy at Kilkattallai Lake

Arun Krishnmurthy, a passionate conservationist, quit a promising career at Google to form his own NGO in Chennai, calling it the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI), which is now active in three Indian cities. One of its most exciting programmes is the Lake Biodiversity Restoration project which has already restored six lakes across the country.

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Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers

Conservation implies wise use of natural resources such as soil nutrients, minerals, water, plants, animals, etc. It may also include protecting the large collections of resources that make up a habitat or environment. Conservation Volunteers is one such organisation that recruits and manages teams of volunteers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to work on important environmental and wildlife conservation projects. Founded in 1982 in Ballarat,Victoriaas the Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers, this non-profit organisation has grown to become the largest practical conservation organisation in Australasia with offices in every capital city and many regional centres across Australia …

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The Wildlife Conservation Trust

Wildlife Conservation Trust Logo

The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), a Mumbai-based public charitable trust is dedicated and committed to the preservation, protection and conservation of wildlife across India. It believes that natural ecosystems are the backbone of India’s water, food, climate and economic security and endeavors to supplement the work of the government in protecting, maintaining and safeguarding them. WCT has adopted a three-part approach – a) strengthening the protection mechanism of the forest department by providing vehicles and basic equipment for anti-poaching camps and forest outposts, b) providing skill training to youth living alongside protected areas to enhance their livelihood options thereby reducing …

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Answering the call of the wild

Krithi Karath

It’s not every day that someone who is concerned about environment or protecting an endangered species actually takes an initiative to make a considerable difference. But we talk about the exceptions and that’s what Krithi Karath has been. A  Ph.D  in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University, she has always been broadly interested in human-environment interactions, particularly focusing on protected areas and their relationship with people and biodiversity. “My parents, Dr. Parthibha and Dr. Ullas Karanth provided me a wonderful childhood and supported my interests (towards wildlife). As a child, I spent a lot of time tagging along with my father …

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Western Ecological Society


To promote and impel the protection and conservation of the wildlife and natural resources in the region of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas in Mexico is what Western Ecological Society is all about. Founded in the year 2004, The Western Ecological society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to conservation of nature. Their main project is the sea turtles protection and conservation program but they also work towards rescuing wildlife, Humpback Whale Research and environmental awareness. Biologist Oscar Aranda Mena, one of the founding members of the organization, says “Since the day I started working with sea turtles, I …

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The Gerry Martin Project

Sensitising Children to Wildlife

Conan Dumenil, Head of the Education Arm at the Gerry Martin Project, tells us about the initiative ‘The Gerry Martin Project’ and the philosophy behind it. What is the Gerry Martin project all about?  TGMP is a conservation entrepreneurship that works toward creating inclusive and sustainable conservation practices in India. We use education and experience to create and harness interest and support for various conservation endeavors across the country. In short, we are a link between scientists and conservationists in the field and enthusiasts in cities and towns who either don’t get the chance or the avenues to interact with the many …

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World Wetlands Day 2012

Encourage youth to study mangroves

Encourage youth to study mangroves Feb 2nd each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general, and the Ramsar Convention in particular. Mangrove The World Wetlands Day theme for 2012 is Wetlands and Tourism and it is …

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A ‘Hiss Hiss’ Affair

Ahaetulla Nasuta

Undoubtedly, snakes are extremely beautiful creatures which intrigue all of us. While some are intimidated by these stunning looking reptiles, there are many who work in close proximity of snakes and are completely in awe of these quiet and calm beings who can get brutally aggressive if disturbed. Here’s a photo essay by Soham Mukherjee, a snake enthusiast who turned his passion for wildlife into his profession. Common Vine Snake: Thin and slender, this snake uses its color, shape and form very efficiently to hunt small birds and reptiles, sometimes including other snakes! Vine snakes are the only Indian snakes to …

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Welcome to Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation

Welcome to Conserving the Future

Welcome to Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation This video is from americaswildlife.org – “Conserving the Future, Wildlife Refuges & the Next Generation”. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Refuge Association are spearheading a public engagement effort to shape a new vision for wildlife conservation and the National Wildlife Refuge System. There are 553 wildlife refuges – at least one in every state and territory in the U.S. Together these refuges comprise the National Wildlife Refuge System, providing 150 million acres of habitat for more than 750 animal and plant species. Strengthening the …

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Where ‘turtles’ join you on your vacation!

Her love for the beaches took Elsie Gabriel to Bali, where she was fascinated by unique turtle conservation efforts by the local government. Watching any living creature lay eggs is a breathtaking experience. It’s like stepping back in time where one forgets the madness the world comprises of and comes to appreciate the beautiful gift of life. It is creation at its best! I was in Bali, at the Moncot Sari Turtle Farm, Turtle Island, dedicated solely to turtle conservation. Here I was, watching the caretakers call out the vital signs of a healthy turtle, after carefully measuring and weighing …

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