Animal welfare societies
- Theme on Indigenous and Local Communities, Equity, and Protected
The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the Commission
on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) have
agreed to work together on a Theme on Indigenous and Local
Communities, Equity, and Protected Areas (TILCEPA). The website
gives us a comprehensive view about TILCEPA.
Dedicated to the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala, this website
is managed by the Ecodevelopment Committee of Periyar and
includes comprehensive information on the reserve.
for Indian Knowledge Systems
The Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems is devoted to exploring
and developing the contemporary relevance and applications
of traditional Indian knowledge systems - with a focus on
agriculture and health care.
is an excellent travel site that provides information on destinations,
special deals and holiday packages, besides reviews, interviews
and a photo gallery.
EnvironmentAwards.net provides a focal point for sponsors,
organisers and entrants of environmental and sustainable development
is an enterprise started by Goan wildlife
enthusiasts Harvey D'Souza and Neil Alvares in October 1997,
who help create awareness through educational excursions,
talks and workshops.
A network company of ICICI Venture, Traveljini.com is a travel
shop, with information on several Indian destinations, including
Law - India - Environment
World Law is a global catalog and search engine for law
and provides a well-organised and searchable index of legal
The Northern India Bird Network offers sites guides, checklists,
recent sightings, photogallery and even helps amateurs to
- People's Forum
Janmanch.org is an information exchange platform of CREDO,
which provides an extensive resource database as well as opinions
and features on development issues.
is a platform for Indian movements resisting corporate globalisation
to articulate their demands. Provides timely information on
Indian struggles, linking them with campaigns worldwide.
IndianJungles.com is an informed forum for those interested
in Indian wildlife. Features news, casefiles and analyses
by Nirmal Ghosh, an experienced wildlifer.
UK-based Naturenet is a voluntary enterprise to provide a
good resource for practical nature conservation and countryside
Earthjustice is a public interest law firm dedicated to enforcing
and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of organisations
and communities to protect the earth and defend the right
of all people to a healthy environment.
The National Audubon Society, founded in 1905, works to conserve
and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other
wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological
Earth First! is an international movement composed of small,
bioregionally-based groups who work to protect local ecology
through education, litigation, and creative civil disobedience.
Founded in 1892, Sierra Club's grassroots advocacy makes it
one of America 's most influential environmental
The Ocean Conservancy works to protect ocean ecosystems and
conserve the global abundance and diversity of marine wildlife
through science-based advocacy, research and public education.
for Health, Environment and Justice
US-based Center for Health Environment and Justice, works
by community empowerment at the grassroots to ensure environmental
Optics4birding is designed to educate birders who want to
buy optics (binoculars and telescopes, primarily) so that
they can make informed buying decisions.
Indian Mangroves provides information on the ecological status
of mangroves, conservation measures and research projects.
Panel on Climate Change
The role of the IPCC is to assess the scientific, technical
and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding
of the risk of human-induced climate change.
The Environmental Investigation Agency is an independent,
international campaigning organisation committed to investigating
and exposing environmental crime.
The Hornocker Wildlife Institute, a programme of the Wildlife
Conservation Society, uses hands-on field research to promote
a balance between man and nature.
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all
native species in their natural communities, with focus on
the accelerating rate of extinction and the associated loss
of biodiversity, habitat alteration and destruction.
Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects
that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity
that sustain the environment.
Conservancy is working to preserve the plants, animals and
natural communities that represent the diversity of life on
Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Saving the last great places...
Worldwatch is dedicated to informing policymakers and the
public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex
links between the world economy and its environmental support
Defense of Animals
IDA works to protect the rights, welfare and habitats of animals
and to end their exploitation and abuse.
years is enough!
network for global economic justice is a coalition of organisations
dedicated to the transformation of the World Bank and the
IMF through action-oriented economic literacy training, public
mobilisation, and policy advocacy.
Wildlife Conservation Society is a US-based organization managing
national and international conservation projects, research
and education programs.
Project Tiger was launched on
April 1, 1973 in Corbett on the basis of the recommendations
of a special task-force of the Indian Board of Wildlife.
The Greenpeace India chapter has been working with local groups
investigating and exposing instances of toxic trade, hazardous
waste dumping and toxic pollution.
The International Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve
cranes and the wetland and grasslands communities on which
Discovery Communications is packed with interactive learning
channels. Live-cams, e-cards, games...
Resources Defense Council
Natural Resources Defense Council, with a membership base
of over 40,000, uses legislation and policy to conserve and
protect the earth's resources.
on Global Climate Change
Center on Global Climate Change
is dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers
and innovative solutions to address global climate change.
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure
that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the
conservation of nature.
Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
The National Policy and Macrolevel Action Strategy on Biodiversity
by the MoEF is a macro-level statement of policies, gaps and
strategies needed for conservation and sustainable use of
Birdlife International is a global alliance of national conservation
organisations working in more than 100 countries worldwide,
to identify, monitor and protect Important Birding Areas.
Tiger Information Centre
The site is a must for anyone who wants to know more about
tigers. It allows access to vital contemporary data about
tigers and their habitats.
The World Conservation Union was founded in 1948 and the IUCN
has helped over 75 countries to prepare and implement conservation
and biodiversity strategies.
of Environment and Forests
The official website of the Ministry of Environment and
Forests gives the latest information on reports, plans, meetings
and environmental clearances.
OneWorld is a community of over 1000 organisations working
for social justice. It is part of a very credible and effective
initiative that involves research as well as environmental
IRN supports local communities working to protect their rivers
and watersheds. They work to halt destructive river development
projects, and to encourage equitable and sustainable methods
of meeting needs for water, energy.
Snow Leopard Trust
Dedicated to the conservation of the endangered snow leopard
and its mountain ecosystem through a balanced approach that
considers people and the environment.
Greenpeace is an independent, non-political, international
organisation that has been fighting for the protection of
the environment by peaceful means for several decades now.
ENN offers educational interactivity with the latest environmental
news, features, special reports... and allows an opportunity
to interact with others.
Official information from the Directorate of Forests, Government
of West Bengal about the state's flora and fauna, wildlife
sanctuaries and national parks.
The Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect
tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living
in and around these forests and bring their plight to public
attention through education and direct action.
Created by the former Field Director of the Park, the site
provides information on everything from places of interest
to accommodation, tariffs and booking procedures for tourists.
They helped Richard Byrd fly over the South Pole, Jane Goodall
study chimps and Bob Ballard find the Titanic... The National
Geographic Society is the worlds largest nonprofit scientific
and educational organization.
Natural History Society
Established in 1883, the BNHS plays a vital role in documenting
and conserving India
's natural heritage. The site details the Society's conservation
activities and research projects.
eNature.com has a database of 4,800 species of plants and
animals with colour photographs, online field guides and help
with identification. Send wildlife postcards, listen to bird
songs, talk to other nature enthusiasts. eNature's content
is derived from the best-selling National Audubon Society
Field Guide series.
Thousand Tigers Website
Maintained by Philip Carter, a Canadian writer who travelled
to Bihar in 1997, the site focusses on Hazaribagh, a town
near the North Karanpura valley, famed as the 'land of a thousand
tigers' and now under threat from several mining projects.
Founded in 1970 and read in over 150 countries, The Ecologist
is an environmental magazine that has been opening new areas
of debate on science and technology to the impact of globalisation
on economic development.
Pradesh Forest Department
With wilderness areas such as the Kanha Tiger Reserve, Pench
Tiger Reserve, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and other protected
areas, Madhya Pradesh is home to some of the country's best
forests and wildlife.
Corporate Watch is a radical research and publishing group
based in the United Kingdom that was set up to
support activism against large corporations. Often stepping
into controversial areas, the group pushes hard to obtain
Commission on Environment and Development
PCED, an NGO launched in
New Delhi in 1990, holds public hearings
in the country on environmental and development issues to
induce the people to dialogue with government about critical
Information - Encouraging Activism
Founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader, Essential Information is a
non-profit organization involved in a variety of projects
to encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their
The official site of the Maharashtra Forest Department offers
tourism and biodiversity information on the tiger haunts of
Gugamal, Tadoba and Pench as well as Borivli and
Navegaon National Park , alongwith maps.
Wild Ventures is a site that promotes eco-tourism in
India 's wilderness areas.
The International Wolf Centre supports the survival of the
wolf globally by teaching about its life, its association
with other species and its dynamic relationships to humans.
and Dolphin Conservation Society
The global voice for the protection of whales, dolphins and
Trust of India
Wildlife Trust of India is a conservation organisation, committed
to crisis management and the provision of quick, efficient
The Mountain Forum is a network empowering mountain supporters
by providing an opportunity to share lessons from the field,
and bring these into policy discussions.
Department of Wildlife and Forest
The Department works to conserve and manage the wildlife heritage
of the mountain kingdom of Nepal .
- Natural History and Conservation
The crocodile site with information on different species,
their biology and conservation, how they talk, and even their
The True Food Network is a free service from Greenpeace, to
connect consumers who want to take action to end the use of
genetically engineered ingredients in our foods.
Journal of Botany
Covers research on all aspects of plant biology - from plant
morphology and palaeobotany to genetics and molecular biology.
Waste Management Authority
Run by a local county government in
, this is exemplary of community action in the neighbourhood
advocating recycling measures.
Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka
WHT is a non-profit organization which serves primarily a
vehicle for biodiversity exploration, research and direct
US-based organisation that advocates the use of education,
scientific information and public participation in decisions
affecting the fate of threatened and endangered species.
of International Wildlife Law and Policy
The Journal addresses legal and political issues concerning
the human race's interrelationship with and management of
wildlife species, their habitats, and the biosphere.
Commission on Dams
The World Commission on Dams is a focussed, independent think
tank set up to look at the good, the bad and the ugly impacts
of dams around the world.
The site provides information for policy and action to conserve
the living world. Their programmes concentrate on species,
forests, protected areas and other aspects of biodiversity
and Agriculture Organisation
The website of the UN FAO provides useful statistics on production,
trade, food balance sheets, land use and irrigation, forest
and fishery products etc.
Check this site to keep aware of various projects that the
organisation is involved in, the latest reports and their
operations and policies. Read between the lines...
An environmental information portal, WRI's mission is
to move human society to live in ways that protect Earths
environment for current and future generations.
Valdez: Legacy of an oil spill
This site, by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council,
provides information about the impacts of the oil spill, the
injury and recovery of fish, wildlife, and people.
Known worldwide by its panda logo, WWF is a premier conservation
organisation dealing with environmental protection and development-related
Institute of India
WII research projects are conducted across the country and
are the primary source of scientific data to aid conservation.
With access to papers and articles, it is a useful site to
learn about training programmes.
Conservation International uses science, economics, policy
and community involvement to promote biodiversity and conservation
in tropical rainforests and other endangered ecosystems worldwide.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) came into force on July 1,
1975 to help curb the wildlife trade and help protect species
against exploitation for trade.
for Global Communications - EcoNet
EcoNet was the world's first computer network dedicated to
environmental preservation and sustainability. IGC strategically
uses technology to enable international co-operation on issues.
Conservation Society, Amravati
Contact: Mr. Nishikant Kale/Mr. Kishor Rithe
Address: 'Pratishtha', Bharat Nagar,
, Near Sainagar,
Amravati - 444 605, Maharashtra
Telephone: 0721-2267 3434/ 2251 0359
Contact: Mr. Kishor
Akoli Road , Near Sainagar,
Amravati - 444 605,
1966 (O)/ 9422157123 (Mobile)
Contact: Mr. Sujit
Ganeshkhind Road ,
Pune - 411 007, Maharashtra .
Contact: Mr. Vijay
Pune - 411 004.
Address: Apt. 5 , Sree Dutta
Krupa, 908 Deccan Gymkhana,
- 411 004, Maharashtra .
Contact: Mr. Sumeel
Waman, Executive Director
92/2 Gangote Path,
- 411 004.
Yashwant Moreshwar Sarvajanik Shaikshanik Trust
Contact: Dr. Bhau
Yavatmal - 445 401, Maharashtra
Practitioners Association of Mumbai (PPAM)
Chandrakant C. Wakankar (E-mail: email@example.com
Mumbai 400 705
Tel: +91 22 7634025
Fax: +91 22 7687311
Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
Contact: Dr. Umesh
Karkare (WSAVA Representative)
Mumbai, 400 052
Tel: +91 22 6483199
Fax: +91 22 6555605
Chariar (Ace Mobile Pets Clinic):
5, Laxmi Niwas
Opp. Rly. Stn,
Gowri 24444650, 9322260067
& Animals Welfare Society (P.A.W.S)
Rescue & rehabilitation of stray & wild Animals/Birds,
Ambulance Service for animals in Distress, Animal Clinic for
stray animals Vegetarianism, Awareness Animal Birth Control
Agency, Legal court cases & police cases to protect rights
of animals, Pigeon Shelter
Contact: Mr. Nilesh Bhanage (Hon. Gen.
Secretary & Founder Trustee)
Mukharji Road ,
- Plant & Animals Welfare Society
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation; Treatment of Injured
animals on the roadside; Educating Students on animal welfare;
Organising Anti - Rabies Vaccination for strays, etc.; snake
rescue, injured bird treatment. Area of Work: Mumbai, Navi
Mumbai, Thane Area.
Contact: Mr. Sunish
Mumbai 400 078
1) First Aid for
Sick injured Stray Animals
2) Ambulance Service
3) Cattle Health
check-up & Vaccination Camps, Cattle Rescue
5) Tree Plantation
& Environment Protection
6) Captive Wildlife
Rescue & Rehabilitation
& Vaccinations for small stray animals
Awareness & Training Program on animal welfare
9) Adoptions &
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) Animal
Rights, Vegetarianism, no ambulance
Sawhney (Chief Functionary: 9820122602- AVOID
CALLING HER DIRECTLY)
Mumbai 400 049
301 West Wind
Mumbai 400 049
Animal Welfare Association (AIAWA)
shelter; also conducts sterilization of cats, which is necessary
for rabies eradication under animal birth control programme.
E Moses Road
Stray animals, Vegetarianism, Rescue
Maker Bhavan No.
2nd Floor, 1,
New Marine Lines
Mumbai 400 020
Compassion Unlimited, dogs, ahimsa = non-violence; abc program-
animal birth control; shelter; sterilisation centre
BMC Cattle Compound
Near Movie Time
115/116 High Tech
Mumbai 400 060
Animal Rights, Legal Aspects
B-2, Vaibhav Building ,
Mumbai 400 092
of Stray Dogs (WSD)
Stray Dogs, Pet Adoption, free sterilisation centre, onsite
first aid till Andheri and Sion; immunisation; awareness;
150 sterilisations/ month, takes the lead on stray dog issues;
gives guidelines to those interested in starting an animal
welfare org or running sterilisation programs
Aras (9819100808 / 23891070)
House 'C' , T.
B. Kadam Marg
Mumbai 400 033
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Animal Welfare, Vet Services, Rescue ambulance, accident cases
only, 250 animals in hospital, sterilization, have police
powers, certifies animal welfare officers
B. D. Khole
Dr.S. S. Rao Rd. ,
Near Mahatma Gandhi Hospital
Mumbai 400 012
24137518, 24137518 (Smita), 24135285 (Hospital Manager),
Sur. ), 24168381 (Med.)
Defence of Animals
Rescue, Vet services
Pooja Sathe (9820596903) / Goodicia (9821074659)
7, Shanti Kunj,
124 Hindu Colony,
5th lane, Dadar,
Mumbai 400 022
2414 3412, 56268028
Animal Birth Control & Health Care Centre
Patkar (24142195 / 24143412)
Near Deonar Colony,
Mumbai 400 088
and Animal Lovers Society (PALS)
Pets, First aid, sterilisation, rescue, rehab
C/o Dr. Sillo
2, Ferena, Opposite
Tel : 22832955
Natural History Society (BNHS) Wildlife
Dr. Salim Ali
Mumbai 400 023
Tel: 2282 1811
Fax: 2283 7615
602, Maker Chambers
V Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
114-A Mittal Court,
Mumbai 400 021
Dog Lovers Association
(Voice of the Animals in Distress)
G 20, RH-V,
Sector VI, Vashi,
New Mumbai 400703
C/o Ashok General
200, 3rd Khumbarwada,
Bombay Humanitarian League
Mumbai 400 023
Without Cruelty - Mumbai Centre
Mansion, 43 Cuffe Parade
Mumbai 400 005
- Dharma Donkey Sanctuary
Shelter at Nanded
Patwa (9820206320), Kumar Bodas (shelter in-charge: 93713208711)
C/o Neha Exports
L. B. S. Marg
Mumbai 400 070
(for help) ;
Sanctuary for Health and Reconnection to Animals and Nature
22 Matru Chhaya
70 Marine Drive
Mumbai 400 020
wildlife research, environmental, international zoo educator, bird nest
Andheri (E), Mumbai
Fund for Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund)
Nearly 88 nature clubs in schools and colleges associated
with WWF take part in their regular talks, films and slide
shows as well as field trips near Mumbai city. The Panda Bulletin
and the nature camps to various sanctuaries are part of the
benefits for members. Training camps help volunteers learn
the basics of conservation. During Mahashivratri, for example,
these volunteers organise the crowds that pour into the
Park , and during Nagpanchami,
awareness is created about the ill-treatment of snakes. Annual
activities like tree planting and beach clean-ups are also
Contact: Kedar Gore, Senior Education Officer
2nd Flr, Opp.
Fax: 2207 6037
-for animals in distress is an NGO working for the welfare
of animals . The main activity of "Karuna" is to provide free
of charge on the spot treatment to sick and injured stray
animals by qualified vets, through mobile animal clinics .
The NGO is also involved in rescues and rehabilitation, awareness
and law enforcement, promotes ideologies of "Vegetarianism"
"Karuna" also manages "Animal Helpline"-9819 100 100, for
the benefit of animals.
Physical add- 3. Mukti Niwas, V.P.Road, Andheri (w), Mumbai-400
Phone- 022-26701413, 9819 100 100
Animal Lovers Association Society emergency van with 125 drugs.
Shop no. 55
Mumbai 400 062
Provide free services
to stray animals which include on the spot medical & surgical
All animals and birds, have ambulance, runs a jeevdaya trust but no shelter.
Cover areas of Thane, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Kanjurmarg
Telecast, RRT Road
Near Canara Bank
Mumbai 400 080
since 1992, sterilisations, sick dogs treated, feeds 300 dogs/day,
601 Samanya society
Navi Mumbai 410
Tel: 2756 2275
& Animal Care Foundation
Solanki, (Hon. Secy.: 9821215661, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bldg, 'C' Block, Room 3 / 35,
Mumbai 400 009
C/o P.N. Mehta
3rd Floor, Thomas
Mumbai 400 001
Rescues and trains pedigree dogs to be guard dogs
Mumbai 400 014
A proposed shelter
for animals in rural area of Karjat region.At present holding
first aid medical camps in villages of Karjat region. Recognized
by Animal Welfare Board of India
. Donation to the trust are exempted under Section 80/G.
E/14, Venus Apartments,
INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR ANIMAL
(former SPAN member) 9821224791
Bhai Tarkar (Snake
Catcher) Tel: 25676231
/ DOG TRAINERS COURSE:
Canines Can Care
(Assistance Dogs for the Physically Challenged). Services
Provided: Own animal, Train handler, Take donations, Apprenticeship,
Children (based on maturity of child).
806 G, Empire
Contact: Mr Uday
19B, Santhal Bldg,
National Kennel Club magazine on dogs, Canine Review
Ratty P Javeri (Secretary)
Mumbai Canine Club
affiliated to Kennel Club of India, animal dog shows and
pet shows, encourages good dog ownership, 400 members, promoting
Indian breeds, not NGO
Contact: Mr. R.
C.Lingam, Mahesh Chaudhary
5/A Sham Dham
Opp. Sion Railway
Presidency Kennel Club
Naharwar (Hon Secretary)
9 Garden Homes,
Mumbai 400 052