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The Rufford Foundation


The Rufford Foundation is a UK registered charity which funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. To date the Foundation has awarded grants to over 3000 projects in 155 countries.

There are five stages of funding and applications from conservationists are welcome through the dedicated website.

Through its Conference programme, the Foundation encourages the sharing of knowledge and best practice throughout the conservation world.

Website : www.rufford.org


The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fundis a significant philanthropic endowment established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field of species conservation and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. To date the fund has awarded over 1300 grants to a diverse range of species across the world.

Contact Details

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
PO Box 131112
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates.

Tel : +971 2 632 9117
Fax : +971 2 635 0740

Website : www.speciesconservation.org


Ashirvadam Foundation

Ashirvadam is a non-profit charitable organization Trust (NGO) established in 2012. Though at its nascent stage, Ashirvadam aims to take firm steps to help provide assistance where needed most, through funds or services. Ashok Soota, the Executive Chairman and Founder of The Happiest Minds and Davis Karedan are the trustees and visionaries of Ashirvadam.

Contact Details

Ashirvadam NGO
Bangalore.

Website : www.ashirvadam.com


WWF-India

WWF-India is one of the largest conservation organisations engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country. Established as a Charitable Trust on November 27, 1969, it has an experience of over four decades in the field. From a modest beginning, the organisation was propelled forward by the efforts of its founders and associates who volunteered their time and energy to lend momentum to this movement.

A part of WWF International, the organisation has made its presence felt through a sustained effort not only towards nature and wildlife conservation, but sensitising people by creating awareness through capacity building and enviro-legal activism.

A challenging, constructive, science-based organisation WWF addresses issues like the survival of species and habitats, climate change and environmental education.

Contact Details

WWF-India
172 B,Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi- 110003
India.

Phone    : +91 11 4150 4815, 4150 4831
Website : www.wwfindia.org


SAVING ASIA'S VULTURE FROM EXTINCTION (SAVE)

Jungle Scapes SAVE stands for Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction.It’s a consortium of like-minded, regional and international organisations, created to oversee and co-ordinate conservation, campaigning and fundraising activities to help the plight of south Asia’s vultures.

Contact Details

Chris Bowden
SAVE Programme Manager,
International Species Recovery, RSPB,
The Lodge, Sandy,
Bedfordshire,
SG19 2DL, UK.

Phone    : +44 (0) 1767 680 551
Website : www.save-vultures.org


Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

WCS currently oversees more than 300 conservation projects in 53 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. WCS field staff, the largest of any international conservation organisation in the United States, is helping to save diverse habitats across the globe. By training local wildlife staff and students in research methods,WCS ensures that there is a permanent local capacity for conservation and management. The society also promotes local public awareness of endangered species and habitat loss.

WCS works in cooperation with local and national governments and conservation organisations by providing information based on its long-term field studies to decision-makers involved in conservation policy and action. As a result of these initiatives,WCS has helped establish more than 100 wildlife parks and reserves across the world.

Contact Details

Wildlife Conservation Society
1669, 31st Cross, 16th Main
Banashankari 2nd Stage
Bangalore – 560 070
India.

Phone    : +91-80-26715364, 26715255
Website : www.wcsindia.org


Care Earth Trust

Care Earth was founded in Chennai in the year 2000 with the mission of conserving biodiversity for human well being through research, advocacy and capacity building. The logo of Care Earth encapsulates the mission where all life forms are portrayed as being linked in their existence.Apart from the departments or agencies of the Central and State Governments, Care Earth works with a multitude of organizations like industrial bodies, welfare organizations, consumer and civic organizations, other non-governmental organizations, self help groups and academic institutions to further its mission of creating a healthy planet.

Contact Details

Care Earth Trust
No 5, 21st Street
Thillaiganga Nagar
Chennai - 600 061

Phone    : 91-44-6543 5841
Website : www.careearthtrust.org


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundEveryone depends on Earth’s ecosystems and their life-sustaining benefits, such as clean air, fresh water and healthy soils. Founded in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and benefit from conserving some of the world’s most critical ecosystems.We provide grants for non-governmental and private sector organizations to help protect biodiversity hotspots, Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas.The convergence of critical areas for conservation with millions of people who are impoverished and highly dependent on healthy ecosystems for their survival is more evident in the hotspots than anywhere else.

Enabling a stronger voice, influence and action by civil societies is the hallmark of our approach. Our support equips civil society groups to conserve their environment and influence decisions that affect lives, livelihoods and, ultimately, the global environment for the benefit of all.

Contact Details

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive
Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
USA

Phone    : (1) 703 341-2400
Fax        : (1) 703 553-0721
Website : www.cepf.net


Malabar Natural History Society (MNHS)

Malabar Natural History SocietyMNHS is an independent non-governmental organization engaged in nature education, research and conservation in the state of Kerala. Since its inception in 2002, the society has been putting up a committed effort to bring together people from all walks of life with concern for nature. By pursuing various research activities, the organization attempts to disseminate scientific information to the mass on the ecological significances of nature resources and their conservation. The Society is also keen to support sustainable utilization of natural resources for the welfare of mankind.

Contact Details

Malabar Natural History Society
Susheela Mandir, B.G.Road
Nadakkavu P.O.
Calicut - 673011
Kerala
India

Phone : +91 9447470439
Website : www.malabarnhs.org


Junglescapes

Jungle ScapesRapid deforestation and resultant loss of forest cover is emerging as the single major factor threatening our unique wildlife heritage. The tiger, which has symbolised the conservation movement for the last 35 years in India, is closer to extinction now than ever before. Habitat preservation is a dire need if our wildlife is to be saved from extinction.

Junglescapes is a Non Governmental Organisation that actively promotes wildlife conservation initiatives that are ‘inclusive’ of people living on the fringes of wilderness areas. This in turn fosters healthy inter-dependence between people and animals, creating a model of sustainable wildlife conservation. Furthermore, this model helps preserve the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of our forest dwelling people.

Our vision is to conserve our flora and fauna by empowering tribals and other forest dwellers to demonstrate stewardship of the forests and the wildlife that lie within their sphere of influence. Helping them benefit economically from such responsible behaviour is key in making this vision a reality.

Contact Details

Junglescapes Charitable Trust
C-3, Cedar Crest
No 258, I Cross Street,10th Main Road, Indiranagar
Bangalore – 560038
India.

Phone     : +91-80-25295788
Mobile     : +91-93437 00345 (Ms BM Ragini)
Website  : www.junglescapes.org


Toxics Link

Toxics LinkToxics Link is an environmental NGO, dedicated to bring toxics related information into the public domain, both relating to struggles and problems at the grassroots as well as global information to the local levels. Toxic Link work with other groups around the country as well as internationally in an understanding that this will help bring the experience of the ground to the fore, and lead to a more meaningful articulation of environmental issues.

Toxics Link also engages in on-the ground work especially in areas of municipal, hazardous and medical waste management and food safety among others. Working in networks, utilising community outreach and education, policy analysis, research, training and program development, they work at the state and central levels to help create solutions, which are driven by the needs of people. They are also involved in a wider range of environmental issues in Delhi and outside as part of a coalition of non-governmental organizations.

Over the years, with hard work and campaigns the organisation could make a strong awareness among the public and stakeholders about toxicity and pollution. Now we can interact with policy makers and can direct them to pro- people and environmental friendly policies.

Toxics Link has a unique expertise in the areas of hazardous, medical and municipal wastes, as well as in specific issues such as the international waste trade, and the emerging issues of pesticides and POPs. Now Toxic Link focuses on e-waste and have already done assessment studies of e-waste scenarios in major metros in India.

Toxic Link is based in Delhi with a nodel office in Chennai and from where they are coordinating their activities in South India. They have a nation wide network of more than 3000 members.

Contact Details

Toxic Link
H2 (Ground Floor)
Jungpura Extension
New Delhi - 110 014

Phone    : 91-11-24328006, 24320711
Fax        : 91-11-24321747
Website : www.toxicslink.org 


Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN)

Indian Bird Conservation NetworkThe Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) is a network of individuals, organizations and government. It was established in 1998 by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in collaboration with BirdLife International , UK and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) – BirdLife Partner in the UK. The IBCN is promoting the conservation of birds and their habitats in India and strengthening the biological diversity of the region. Arulagam is a member of Indian Bird Conservation Network

Contact Details

IBCN Secretariat
C/o BNHS
Hornbill House, S.B Singh Road,
Mumbai - 400023,
India

Phone    : +91 (0) 22 22821811
Fax        : +91 (0) 22 22837615

Website : www.ibcn.in


The World Wetland Network (WWN)

World Wetland NetworkThe World Wetland Network (WWN) is an initiative of NGOs and community groups that work together through an international network, to raise the profile of our work in conserving wetlands, and to provide support for our members’ work on the ground. A global network of 500 wetland NGO’s initiated WWN at the World NGO conference on the eve of the Ramsar COP10 meeting, November 2008, in Changwon, South Korea. It arose from the need for NGOs to maintain contact with each other at and between Ramsar meetings, but will also help with information exchange, sharing of best practice and lobbying on specific wetland issues. Arulagam is a member in the World Wetland Network.

Contact Details

Kashiwagi, Minoru
Japan Ramsar Network
Website : www.worldwetnet.org


Save Coimbatore Wetlands (SCW)

Save Coimbatore Wetlands Consortium consists of a group of conservation and people’s organisations that are concerned about the future of the Coimbatore Wetlands and are working collectively towards protecting it. SCW is actively involved in advocacy, awareness, legal, bird watching, bird count and restoration of wetlands in Coimbatore. Arulagam is a member in Save Coimbatore Wetlands.

Contact Details

Save Coimbatore Wetlands
304, G.V. Residency,
Coimbatore - 641 028
Tamil Nadu
India
Website : www.coimbatorewetlands.org


The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB)

As the UK’s biggest nature tion charity, with a history going back to 1889, we focus on conserving the UK's wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats. But we also work internationally in key areas to protect birds and other wildlife.

Website : http://www.rspb.org.uk/

Quotes - Nature Bits

The Asian Elephant

Asian ElephantThe Asian Elephant is possibly the ultimate flagship species for conservation, given its cultural and religious significance to the people living in south and southeast Asia and its role as a species occupying expansive ranges encompassing diverse vegetation types and ecosystems.

- The Asian Elephant in Southern India