Over the years we have had the opportunity to work with several organizations and individuals engaged in tremendous efforts towards wildlife conservation. Their achievements are impressive and yet they strive to do better. They inspire us every day.
MCBT is premier organization working for conservation of reptiles and amphibians, and their habitats through education, scientific research and captive breeding. Its core operations include both in-situ and ex-situ components. MCBT has two permanent field stations facilitating several conservation initiatives and the zoo maintains assurance colonies of several endangered reptile species. Website: Madras Crocodile Bank Trust.
TGMP is a conservation entrepreneurship, with a philosophy of inclusion and community led conservation. Bringing together skills in wildlife rescue, education and training, TGMP works concertedly at developing umbrella solutions for communities living in or near rural and wilderness areas. It is based out of Bengaluru and Hunsur in Karnataka.
Website: The Gerry Martin Project.
VNC, located in Vallabh Vidyanagar town of Gujarat has been actively working since its inception in 1988. It has been its mission to educate the masses, and to spread awareness about the crucial need for environmental protection.
Website: Voluntary Nature Conservancy.
JCT is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat It provides medical care to unowned domestic animals, and runs a scientific rehabilitation centre for wild birds and small mammals. Website: Jivdaya Charitable Trust.
ITW is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is focused on enhancing environmental literacy and responsible citizenship through community building. Currently, they conduct habitat monitoring, facilitate curriculum based outdoor learning for our school partners and are working on developing an all India snake safety awareness programme called Living with Snakes.
Website: Into The Wild.
HERP is a Belgian center for education, research, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. They conduct several educational programs for kids and adults, and conduct special expeditions in various countries. They are our partners for herpetology & wildlife expeditions in India.
Website: Herpetological Education and Research Project.
Herpactive is an initiative by Nirmal Kulkarni, herpetologist and wildlife photographer, to create awareness and instill appreciation for herpetofauna of Goa (India) and other regions. It aims to promote field herpetology by conducting walks, surveys, training workshops and field technique sessions for herp-enthusiasts and science students.
Living with Pythons is a nationwide initiative started by herpetologist and researcher Nirmal Kulkarni to create awareness and instill appreciation about India’s three python species. It aims to thus promote acceptance, awareness and understanding about these python species through conservation outreach and field based herpetology techniques. It aims achieve these objectives through on field discussions, engagements with communities, youth and actively working with Forest Department personnel. It also contributes to creating awareness on the issue of human- snake conflicts that are key to python survival in human dominated rural and urban landscapes.
Indiansnakes.org is a website operational since 2010 is one of the leading groups in the field of snake conservation and snakebite mitigation in India. The strength of the team is the pan India network of its volunteers that undertakes snake rescues, awareness workshops on snakes and snakebite management. The group also undertakes biological research projects related to snakes and snakebites.
Website: Indian Snakes.
SHE is a civil society founded in 2014 with an intention to work with victims of venomous snakebites who are mostly from the poorest sections of our society and form 95% of the total victims in India. They work in urban as well as rural pockets of India with grass root level people who have been doing snakebite awareness & mitigation for years. Their focus is to do capacity building of individuals / groups / doctors and help them in whichever way possible to mitigate snakebites in their respective states.
Website: Snakebite Healing and Education Society.