Dakshin creates contextual and location-based scalable approaches and interventions to help secure a balance between human needs and ecosystem services in coastal, marine and island spaces. They adopt interdisciplinary approaches in research and conservation interventions, drawing from the fields of ecology, conservation biology, sociology, economics, and law. Dakshin’s projects build community capacity for conservation and enhance community engagement in environmental decision-making.
What excites us about their work:
- A leader in coastal and oceanic conservation programs in India with a proven track record in working with local communities and governments for inclusive programming
- Works on twin objectives of improving biodiversity and ecology while generating sustainable livelihoods for coastal populations that are increasingly threatened by climate change
- Mainstreaming marine and coastal work in India, which has long been ignored by major funders and donors in the country