How to participate in Wildlife Conservation in India

#1 Sep 9th, 2007, 18:44
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Hi,
First off, I realize this is not a wildlife-related website (hence, a thread in the general-purpose 'Chai and Chat' forum). The reason for this post is that there are a lot of folks here who know India very well. Just wanted to check if anyone has information that I can use.

I am interested in taking part in Wildlife Conservation activities in India. Now, I searched the Internet before I decided to post here. Most of the conservation programs I could find are meant for westerners (http://www.gapyearinindia.com, http://www.workandvolunteer.com/prog...ion/index.html) - the information on these websites is directed towards foreigners and the programs themselves are far too expensive for Indians.
Does anyone here know of any conservation programs that are run out of India and/or geared towards Indians?

If you have any comments, opinions, advice or web links to share, it would be really great. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks.
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#2 Sep 9th, 2007, 19:16
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Welcome to the site

I'm sure many of us here qualify as wildlife, so I'm sure you came to the right place!

Seriously, I hope somebody here has an answer for you
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#3 Sep 10th, 2007, 12:48
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Thanks!

Thanks, Nick. I hope so too! Keeping my fingers crossed.
#4 Sep 11th, 2007, 01:45
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Here is a HUGE List of Wildlife and Environmental NGO's in India
http://ngosinindia.blogspot.com/2006...ntal-ngos.html
Project Tiger
http://projecttiger.nic.in/
http://envfor.nic.in/pt/pt.html
http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/projecttiger/index.php

The Bangalore-based Citizen Science for Ecology and Conservation (
http://www.ncbs.res.in/citsci/migrantwatch/index.html ) has started a programme Migrant
Watch 2007 under which the group has requested for volunteers to
track movements of nine migrants to our land. While the programme
has started, it will be nice if you join as well and also encourage
friends from other areas to participate.

http://indianwildlifereckoner.blogsp...-programs.html

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#5 Sep 13th, 2007, 20:46
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Thank you!

Hello Navin,
Thank you for all those links. I'm sorry for the late reply. Work was busy and I couldn't check back earlier.
I'll take a look at all the URLs.
#6 Sep 16th, 2007, 17:28
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Check out MigrantWatch and easy way to get involved in wildlife conservation.

http://www.ncbs.res.in/citsci/migrantwatch/index.html

To get your basic knowledge (if you do not already have it ):

"Aranyavaak is proud to announce the very first of its kind Basic Course in Field Entomology." For details and bookings contact:
Hrishikesh Talwalkar, ARANYAVAAK, 12, Sneh Park, Lane No. 7, Dahanukar Colony, Kothrud, Pune 411038, Tel: 98221 94650, aranyavaak@gmail.com
#7 Sep 16th, 2007, 17:36
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There are many frauds in the conservation 'business' here and the NGO business in general, so u need to be really careful about who u end up dealing with. However, Sanctuary Asia in Mumbai (it's a magazine) and Wildlife Trust in Delhi have some very good people running things.

EDIT: Just saw this thread, which might be of interest:
http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...-india-t43783/
#8 Jul 31st, 2010, 22:04
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I know this is an old post. But still like to know if there is some relioable organizations where I can participate
#9 Aug 1st, 2010, 16:23
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MigrantWatch is still active and can always use more volunteers http://www.migrantwatch.in


Tiger Trailers is looking for Naturalists

Requirments -

Good knowledge of central Indian flora and fauna.
Good command over spoken English and ability to drive.
Contact with detail experience resume.
Contact 9823012707 / info@tigertrails.in

Nirmal Kulkarni, from Tiger Trails, is very active wildlife conservatist with lots of connections so he might be able to help you further.
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MigrantWatch is still active and can always use more volunteers http://www.migrantwatch.in


Tiger Trailers is looking for Naturalists

Requirements -

Good knowledge of central Indian flora and fauna.
Good command over spoken English and ability to drive.
Contact with detail experience resume.
Contact 9823012707 / info@tigertrails.in

Nirmal Kulkarni, from Tiger Trails, is very active wildlife conservatist with lots of connections so he might be able to help you further.
#11 Apr 29th, 2011, 12:15
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My first post here
Can you provide me a list of environmental NGOs working in and around Kolkata. I did an extensive search but did not find a comprehensive list.

Thanks.
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Volunteers and partners required

I want to adopt some landmass(es) strictly for conservation. Anyone interested in this kind of project in India can join with me. Any suggestions for selection of the sites and further course of action are most welcomed.
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We are as much a part of the ecosystem as tigers or leopards. If you identify with the virtue of compassion, consider volunteering for the cause of ecological conservation. A number of organizations across the world are involved in protecting wildlife from the impact of deforestation and poaching. Volunteering for wildlife preservation is not only about living in the wild and monitoring animals. It involves pitching for sponsors, designing campaigns, research, and many other allied tasks. Volunteering could be your calling, and a career in this field is sure to be rewarding in terms of fulfilling your altruistic needs.

WWF-India invites applications for a host of projects across 10 Indian states. This opportunity is just a click away. All you have to do is hit the Sign Up button.

There are many other organizations involved wildlife conservation for you to choose from. The Bombay Natural History Society, Greenpeace, and the Energy Research Institute also offer exciting opportunities in volunteering.

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