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Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is a global non-profit organisation which generates interdisciplinary knowledge to inform policy and practice towards conservation and sustainability.

For over two decades, ATREE has worked on social-environmental issues from local to global policy levels. ATREE envisions a society committed to environmental conservation and sustainable and socially just development.

Our mission is to generate rigorous interdisciplinary knowledge for achieving environmental conservation and sustainable development, to enable the use of this knowledge by policy makers and society, and to train the next generation of environmental leaders.

To deliver on our mission, we work across issues like biodiversity and conservation, climate change mitigation and development, land and water resources, forests and governance and ecosystem services and human well-being.

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Anthra was founded in 1992 by a team of women veterinarians to reach out, connect, and address the problems faced by communities who reared animals, particularly small farmers and peasants, pastoralists, adivasis, dalits, women and others who remained hidden from the gaze of mainstream development.

Over the years, the Anthra team has realized that development has several dimensions and the problems faced are best addressed by collectively working with these communities. Some of the best solutions blend modern science with peoples’ traditional knowledge and practices. Together with these communities Anthra has built a strong base of evidence-based practices which are enduring, sustainable, equitable, and respectful of peoples’ knowledge and wisdom.

Today, Anthra is a resource centre that continues to offer support in the areas of livestock, biodiversity, and livelihood.

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UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK CEH)

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent, not-for-profit research institute, carrying out excellent environmental science across water, land and air. Our science makes a difference underpinning environmental policies, commercial innovation and conservation action all around the world.  

Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK)

Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK)

Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) was established in Biligiri Rangana Hills (BR Hills) in 1980 by Dr Sudarshan to provide medical services to the tribal communities. The mission of the organization is to make sustainable development of tribal people through right-based approaches to health, education, livelihood, security and biodiversity conservation.

The organization is committed to the holistic, sustainable development of tribal people, keeping in mind their socio-cultural background and their rights and the organization believes in empowering tribal societies and achieving sustainable development keeping their core culture intact. The main activities are tribal health research, education, and community organization.

VGKK evolved over the decades and now works in diversified areas of health, education, livelihoods, community development, and eco-tourism, which collectively aim at integrated tribal development.



ICAR-National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI) is a pioneering research institute working with the mandate of R&D in the field of veterinary epidemiology and disease informatics and carrying out disease surveillance, monitoring and impact analysis of livestock diseases in India through collaborative centers located in different states of the country. The Institute has a long successful history of delivering predicted informatics and epidemiological solutions for various animal diseases.

We are involved in the National Animal Disease Control Programmes under Livestock Health & Disease Control Programme (LH&DCP) scheme of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, GoI for developing nation-wide surveillance plans and seromonitoring of major economically important livestock diseases, (Foot and mouth disease, brucellosis, Peste des petits ruminants, blue tongue and classical swine fever).