Environment & Ecology: Websites

Posted on April 27, 2014

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Resources for Environment & Ecology:  Websites

  1. The Aarey Conservation Group (ACG) is an association of people from across Mumbai metropolitan area who are committed to protect, enrich and promote Aarey as a natural green recreation zone for the people of this city. ACG is also committed to promoting and preserving all the other natural treasures of the entire city – its beaches, roadside trees, parks and mangroves. (checked on 13 Feb. 2019)

  2. Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, based in the coastal area of Maharashtra, has for many years strived to conserve nature with the active participation of locals. Their turtle conservation drive and pangolin conservation activities are notable. (checked on 18 Mar. 2020)

  3. Snow Leopard Conservancy-supported Himalayan Homestays champion tourism with a difference, proposing village-based experiences that uphold and share traditional ways of life in the high Himalayas. Established in picturesque villages across Ladakh and Zanskar, these homestays provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in an authentic, eco-friendly and socially responsible manner. (checked on 14 Aug. 2019)

  4. Re-imagine Waste is series of Waste Hackathons designed by Centre for Product jDesign and Manufacturing, IISc Bangalore, to speed up the process of co-creation of innovative, inclusive solutions. Each with a specific theme – each supported by the best in the industry. (checked on 7 Aug. 2018)

  5. Suman Sangam - All through their journey the guiding principle has been to be as eco friendly as possible in all operations on the land and to increase the biodiversity. And to explore various aspects of happy healthy and sustainable living. Started with some ideas of organic farming, they now see natural farming / permaculture as their path and goal. (checked on 10 Jan. 2018)

  6. Climate Collective Pune comprises of like-minded Environmental and Climate Change professionals, NGOs and concerned citizens. It aims to create and enhance the awareness about Global Warming and Climate Change in order to work for taking Pune city to ‘Carbon Neutrality’ by 2030. (checked on 26 Sep. 2018)

  7. Ecologise.in is an initiative by the Alliance for Sustainability and Equity to widen and deepen understanding of recent historically unprecedented challenges in India. To face the urgent reality they also showcase the ideas and efforts of those who are responding to these challenges and building alternatives, in India and elsewhere. (checked on 29 Dec. 2015)

  8. Radical Ecological Democracy - Blog for an evolving framework of governance in which each person and community has access to decision-making forums of relevance to them, and in which the decisions taken are infused with ecological and cultural sensitivity, and socio-economic equity. (checked on 13 Oct. 2015)

  9. Mool Sustainability Research and Training Center (or, simply, Mool) aims to inspire youth to build local resource-based, environment-friendly, and independent livelihoods. Mool seeks to explore sustainable ways of living enabling people to lead participatory socio-economic transformation for a just, equal, and healthy society. (checked on 10 Apr. 2018)

  10. Future Earth (with a hub at IISc Bangalore) is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. It works for the advancement of Global Sustainability Science, and to build capacity in this rapidly expanding area of research and to provide an international research agenda to guide natural and social scientists working around the world. (checked on 20 Nov. 2017)

  11. Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra based in the Konkan region of Maharashtra engages actively to broaden the vision of nature conservation among residents of the region and visitors, and organize various projects in nature conservation, protection and education, focused on conserving turtles, pangolins and other local creatures. (checked on 16 Mar. 2020)

  12. Kerala Agricultural Development SocietyThis is a Voluntary organisation of Farmers growing and promoting Organic Produce in Kerala. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  13. INDIAN SCHOOL OF INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY (INSIST) is a multi-faceted venture that aims to catalyse and grow the sustainability movement in india. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  14. Anthropocene Action's focus is on radically reframing relationship of humans with each other and within nature so fair, loving and ecologically regenerative societies can rapidly be achieved.  (checked on 8 Jul. 2019)

  15. Hasiru Dala is a member-based organisation of waste pickers seeking to improve conditions of work and ensuring continued access to recyclables in the city of Bengaluru. It works towards accessing the benefits of various government programs to which the members are entitled, enhancing educational opportunities for their children and advancing the quality of their lives. (checked on 6 Dec. 2015)

  16. Artecology is a platform for artists and ecologists in India to come and work together, artists and ecologists including those working at grassroots level, who are working towards sensitizing people about the need to protect nature, to bring ecology to the comman man through the medium of art. (checked on 20 Jan. 2017)

  17. The AgroEcology Fund seeks to fortify multi-sectoral movements around the world that engage in strategies as diverse and complementary as researching soil carbon sequestration, creating agroecology schools and seed banks, offering new models of agricultural extension, passing local land and water use ordinances, and critically, resisting systematic and intentional barriers to agroecology, such as corporate control of seed systems. (checked on 6 Dec. 2019)

  18. The Kaigal Education and Environment Program has a Conservation Center on the fringes of the Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh. The Center consists of afforestation sites, a Seed Bank, a Forest Nursery, an Educational Resource Center and a Training Center. (checked on 9 Nov. 2017)

  19. The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook project (CBO) is the world's first global analysis of how projected patterns of urban land expansion will impact biodiversity and crucial ecosystems. The CBO stems from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's COP10 in Nagoya, Japan, 2010, requesting the Executive Secretary of the Convention to prepare an assessment of the links and opportunities between urbanization and biodiversity. (checked on 14 Aug. 2015)

  20. Local Futures’ mission is to protect and renew ecological and social well being by promoting a systemic shift away from economic globalization towards localization. Through its “education for action” programs, Local Futures (located in Ladakh) develops innovative models and tools to catalyze collaboration for strategic change at the community and international level. (checked on 31 Jul. 2015)

  21. Jeevitnadi - Living River Foundation is a Pune-based organisation comprising of individuals from various walks of life, who have come together for a common purpose of transforming the local river - the Mula-Mutha - into a living river. (checked on 8 Sep. 2018)

  22. People's Science Institute focuses on helping eradicate poverty through the empowerment of the poor and the productive, sustainable and equitable use of available human and natural resources, with activities like Natural Resource Management, Environmental Quality Monitoring, Disaster Mitigation and Response, Innovative Projects and River Conservation, in the central-western Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and the poverty-ridden districts of western Orissa. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  23. The concept of "Gross National Happiness" as against GNP that Bhutan has adopted has been much talked about. However, Bhutan is facing its own set of problems with globalisation related aspirations influencing the youth in a big way, as in any other country. Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative is about a programme  (started by one of the Buddhist Monks from Bhutan but not as a religious initiative) - a social initiative to ensure that the traditional and cultural values of Bhutan come to her support in these changing times. The blog Gentle Voice is by Samdrup Jongkhar. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  24. Events and discussions around the book Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India, by Aseem Shrivastava and Ashish Kothari. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  25. Final Technical Report of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) - The full text of the local (sub-state), state, ecoregional and thematic action plans, as also the sub-thematic reviews, prepared under the NBSAP process (on the Kalpavriksh website). (checked on 4 Jul. 2016)

  26. The Forest Way: The Forest Way is a Charitable Trust based in Thiruvannamalai, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The core questions the team tries to answer revolve what can be done to restore wild lands, how to live sustainably, how to grow food, how children will learn, how adults continue learning, and how to relate to both fellow humans and all non human life. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  27. Nizhal promotes tree culture in urban areas, creating awareness of the role of trees, planting the right kind of trees and caring for trees, through collaborative efforts. (checked on 7 Aug. 2015)

  28. The EcoTipping Points Project: Models for Success in a Time of Crisis (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  29. Conservation planning, a blog for biodiversity informatics and conservation (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  30. India Environmental Portal - For all info. about environment and development issues. It aims to build open, networked and informed societies, who can use knowledge to make change.  (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  31. The Centre for Science and Environment is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. The organisation researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  32. ICCA Consortium, is an international association dedicated to promoting the appropriate recognition of and support to ICCAs (Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories) in the regional, national and global arena. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  33. The We Eat Responsibly project supports eco-schools in nine EU countries in exploring ways to make more responsible food choices. Because our choices can shape the world for the better! (checked on 13 Oct. 2017)

  34. At the Center for BioRegional Living they create regional infrastructures that are diverse and well adapted to the local ecological, social and geological realities. They are expanding the concept to create regionally appropriate models for economic development using Permaculture design. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  35. Sustainable Man website has this on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It also has a blog. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  36. Solid Waste Collection and Handling or SWaCH Seva Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit (a cooperative) negotiates formal contracts for waste collection with the municipal corporation. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  37. Development Alternatives is a research and action organisation. Its activities broadly cover: the design and large-scale dissemination of appropriate technologies, rational environmental management systems, and equitable people-oriented institutions and policies. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  38. The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is devoted to bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners and policymakers for the purpose of improving governance and management, advancing understanding, and creating sustainable solutions for commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resource. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  39. Jabarkhet Nature Reserve, located near Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), is one of the few Private Nature Reserves in India, and the proponents seek to involve local people and to promote ‘real’ ecotourism in the Himalayas by combining education, livelihoods and conservation in a meaningful way. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  40. The Palikade Permaculture Project at Kamshet near Pune, by Native Place. (checked on 1 July 2016)

  41. Oikos for ecological services (based in Pune) offers consultancy in the fields of nature restoration and biodiversity conservation. (checked on 25 Apr. 2019)

  42. The core focus of Forum for Law, Environment, Development and Governance (FLEDGE) is fostering sustainable environment and development laws and policies within a larger framework of good governance. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  43. Bioneers provides a forum and social hub for education, through media productions and programs, about solutions to the challenges faced by the world - to re-imagine how to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations. (checked on 24 Dec. 2015)

  44. Seeds of good anthropocene - identifying socially-ecological bright spots that could grow & connect to produce a better anthropocene. (checked on 12 Oct. 2016)

  45. Definitions of a Good Anthropocene that you can read on the Seeds of good anthropocenes website. (checked 12 Oct. 2016)

  46. Maps by ECA Watch - These show popular alternative proposals of envisioning infrastructure worldwide.  (checked on 2 Mar. 2016)

  47. An interactive map of social and ecological alternative projects in France: 'La carte de France des alternatives écologiques et sociales' (checked on 30 May 2016)

  48. Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, their programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. (checked on 23 Apr. 2016)

  49. Help Tourism provides purposeful travel to natural areas to understand the cultural and natural history of the environment. They have supported various communities in the region in creating and establishing quality tourism destinations with a unique local flavor. (checked on 14 Aug. 2016)

  50. People not Poaching: the Communities and IWT Learning Platform - developing and implementing community action against poaching (checked on 16 Oct. 2018)



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