Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment


431-432/D-22, Chhatarpur Hill

New Delhi 110074




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


MISSION:  ATREE was established in 1996 to combine principles of natural and social sciences to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable development; and, to build the necessary social and human capital needed to address our most pressing environmental challenges. ATREE deals with the issues relating to India's rapidly diminishing biological resources and natural ecosystems, and the environmental, social and economic dimensions and implications of this decline. ATREE has a network of four offices and field stations across India, through which it works to develop social and human capital to address environmental issues at local, regional and national levels.

- ATREE is built on a strong academic foundation and actively pursues investigations in the natural and social sciences, which form the basis for ongoing projects that are dedicated to outreach and education. Action-oriented research is critical to laying the groundwork of knowledge necessary for protecting India's biodiversity. Thus our research programmes are emblematic of ways in which basic knowledge can be applied to conservation imperatives.

- The multiple research projects at ATREE strive towards increasing the depth of our understanding of India's biodiversity, which is critical for conserving and restoring our ecosystems.

- ATREE aims to build a larger constituency of support for conservation by working with civil society