Conservation & Biodiversity

Preserve and nourish

Climate change is a cross-cutting phenomenon affecting every aspect of life, biodiversity, and the economy. Work in the field of conservation and biodiversity supports organisations that work in building critical knowledge bases in ecology, environment, water, sanitation, and animal welfare. Our objective is to prepare communities and institutions to build adaptive and resilient models that help communities face these imminent infrastructural and environmental challenges.



We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction and can see the anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity. As the crisis worsens, the lives of the poor and the most vulnerable hang in the balance, as their livelihood and life are inextricably linked to a healthy environment. Environmental sustainability is key to all life on earth. Preservation, conservation, and ecological repair are the cornerstones of the survival of our planet and our species.

Our interest lies in fighting the impacts of climate change by supporting the development of new interventions, policies, and practices that can promote communities to lead a better quality of life. Building resilience to disasters and helping communities adapt sustainably to the impacts of climate change is also a critical pathway for us.



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Disaster Response

The past decade has been rife with natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the Climate & Biodiversity portfolio, our work here supports immediate assistance to communities afflicted by pandemics and natural disasters to help them recover and rebuild in the long term.

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Grantees in this field

Resources in this field

March 23, 2023

LiveMint | Why India’s forests need new stewards?

This article was first published in LiveMint BENGALURU : The Oscar for the documentary The Elephant Whisperers has happily turned the nation’s focus towards our wildlife and our forests. After all,[...]
January 24, 2023

Conversations of Change | Gautam John, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies

The ‘Conversation of Change’ series is a video interview series centered around one of the most pertinent crises of our times- Climate change. This is an attempt to synthesize perspectives[...]
October 11, 2022

A Job For The One Percent:The elite must help build better cities, in public interest and in their own interest

The recent Bengaluru floods washed up the dirty linen of mismanagement and corruption on the shores of a crumbling city infrastructure. Yet, no matter how quickly various governments build out[...]