Student Conference on Conservation Science – Bengaluru

SCCS Bengaluru is designed for post-graduate students pursuing studies within the fields of conservation science, including (but not limited to) ecology, environmental science, resource management, geography, economics, and social sciences.

Biodiversity Collaborative

A network of institutions and individuals that promote biodiversity research & conservation to enhance human well-being. Why they are the right choice for others:

Centre for Pastoralism

The Centre for Pastoralism (CfP) partners with diverse sectors to uplift pastoralist livelihoods, promote livestock breeds, secure grazing access, study pastoral systems, and increase public awareness in India.

Anubhuti Charitable Trust

Anubhuti is a rare intersectional feminist, anti-caste organization led by a nomadic tribe woman, working to develop leadership of NT-DNT, Dalit, Adivasi communities with Constitutional, Gender, Mental, Environmental, Historical Justice lenses. Why they are the right choice for others:

Wildlife Conservation Trust

WCT believes that healthy natural ecosystems and engaged communities are the bedrock of economic growth. We work towards conserving India’s biodiversity for posterity and sustainable development of people that share their space with wild animals. Why they are the right choice for others:

ComMutiny- The Youth Collective

ComMutiny – The Youth Collective is a collaborative ecosystem of over 168 youth focused organisations that are working towards aggregating, accelerating and amplifying youth- centric development. Why they are the right choice for others:

The River Project

We are a collaborative of story tellers and riverine communities. We help document, archive and retell stories passed down through oral histories and different art forms in new ways. These are housed online and in living museums in the region.

Societal Thinking

Societal Thinking is an approach to reimagine and realise exponential social change, i.e., change that inspires more and rapid change. This systemic approach was developed through many Do-Think-Do cycles with change leaders across the globe. Why they are the right choice for others:

Nagrika

Nagrika

Nagrika is a think-tank enabling citizens in small and mid-sized cities. We create knowledge that shapes unique, authentic and resilient cities. We are mainstreaming the voice of citizens in decision making. Why are they the right choice for others:

Bird Alliance

Bird Alliance

Birds In India is a project by Nature Conservation Foundation that introduces children and adults alike to the rich bird life in India. They believe that birds are a starting point for nature education, easily seen and found all around us, and a way to encourage children to get interested in their environment. They encourage […]

Wildlife Trust of India

Wildlife Trust of India was formed in response to crises in India’s wildlife and wild habitats. In the past three decades, they have set up 40 conservation projects across 23 states from Kashmir to Kerala. They are driven by 9 core ideas: wild rescue, species recovery, conflict mitigation, right of passage, enforcement and law, wild […]

Technology for Wildlife Foundation

Technology for Wildlife Foundation’s mission is to amplify conservation impact through the use of appropriate technology. They work via their experience and knowledge, extensive research and inclusive stakeholder consultations.They acquire conservation relevant data from satellite and field work and a fleet of aerial and underwater robots, and then integrate, simplify and visualise data to aid […]

Team Street Consulting

TeamStreet Consulting Solutions specialises in designing, implementing and assessing long term fundraising strategies for non profit organisations. They help build resilient, self sufficient and ROI focused fundraising processes. They work closely with non profits to understand their fundraising needs, assess strengths and needs of the organisation and support them in creating strategies and plans for […]

Rootbridge Services Private Limited

Rootbridge Services work on understanding sectoral nuances in donor data to craft fundraising plans for organisations and their goals and objectives, keeping in mind the attrition of the donor life cycle and helping build relationships to retain donor relationships. They act as a conduit for nonprofit organisations to access the contribution of citizens. Their work […]

People for Animals

People for Animals works to provide timely, specialised veterinary care to injured urban wild animals to rehabilitate them and release them into their natural or adoptive habitats. Their work includes creating awareness among citizens of the city about urban wildlife through community outreach and education. They respond to rescue calls with trained rescuers, using sophisticated […]

Palluyir Trust

Palluyir Trust for Nature Education and Research was started with the intention of making place-based, nature-based and outdoor education a mainstream practice in schools, colleges and for the public in Chennai. They believe that these alternative pedagogies can go great work for the personal development of the child in developing human and ecological values and […]

Latika Roy Foundation

The Latika Roy Foundation is a voluntary organization in India working with children and adults who have developmental and other disabilities. It is a resource centre for people with special needs and provides early intervention services, livelihoods development, education, and training. They take a rights based approach to challenges of injustice and provide specialised, localised […]

Landscape Foundation India

The mission of the Landscape Foundation is to disseminate knowledge on architecture in India, and to educate society about sustainable living. They identify landscape architecture as an ecological field of theory and practice and believe that it holds a critical place in our environmental issues and dealing with climate change. The core objective of the […]

Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan

Meaning “organization for the development of ecology and agriculture/livestock”, KRAPAVIS works to improve ecological, agricultural and livestock practices to ensure sustainable livelihoods for rural pastoral communities in Rajasthan. This is done through biodiversity conservation of sacred spaces or ‘orans’ through community participation and enhanced capacity of community members — especially women — to manage and […]

Keystone Foundation

Named for ‘keystone species’ which are species crucial for an ecosystem to grow and evolve, Keystone Foundation began to incubate organisations that work to protect indigeneous lives and communities and their socioecological resilience. They focus on strengthening the resilience of species and landscapes, with a special focus on bee ecology and traditional knowledge from indigeneous […]

Kalpavriksh

Kalpavriksh has worked for 4 decades on environmental awareness, campaigns, litigation and development issues. It began with a students movement to save Delhi’s Ridge Forest, as well as treks with the Chipko Andolan, and a detailed study of the Narmada projects. They conduct nature walks, lobbying for wildlife conservation and animal rights. Their focus area […]

Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)

CStep

A not-for-profit research organisation, CSTEP’s mission is to enrich policy-making withinnovative approaches, using science and technology for a sustainable, secure, and inclusivesociety. It works with governments and institutions to develop solutions using science andtechnology. What excites us about their work:

Conservation India

Conservation India

CI is a volunteer-driven non-profit that facilitates nature conservation by providing reliable and practical knowledge for efficient and effective action in conservation. They work to establish key information and knowledge on what conservation is, as well as highlighting areas of concern where animals and ecologies are threatened due to development, human negligence or legislations. Their […]

Dusty Foot Foundation

Dusty Foot Foundation

DFF uses digital technology and education to leverage the power of youth in conservation action and social change. They work in areas of climate action, sustainability, livelihoods, local entrepreneurship through community engagement and interdisciplinary and inter sectoral collaborations. By connecting youth to their roots, they wish to encourage them to preserve natural resources, traditional knowledge […]

Elephants Corridors Films

Elephant Corridor Films

Elephant Corridors Films is an independent documentary film production company based in Bangalore. The team creates passionate content about environment, human and animal ethics issues. Their newest film is Colonies in Conflict, which covers the story of the Indian Rock Bee, which is in the middle of an anthropogenic count down. The film travels with […]

India Climate Collaborative

The India Climate Collaborative is an India-focused and India-led organisation which works with diverse actors – governments, philanthropies, businesses, civil society organisations, and research institutions – to mobilise funding for the climate ecosystem. They work towards scaling impactful solutions and explore key fundable opportunities in mitigation, adaptation, and building the capacity of different stakeholders in […]

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

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology (ATREE) is one of the top 20 environmental thinktanks globally and a global non-profit which generates interdisciplinary knowledge to informpolicy and practice towards conservation and sustainability. ATREE’s Regional Initiatives workclosely with local communities to generate knowledge and contribute solutions that are pertinentto and usable by them to not only […]

ACCORD

Accord is a non-profit organisation based out of Gudalur in the Nilgiris District. They help the adivasi community of the Gudalur Valley in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu to take control of their own lives. ACCORD functions primarily as a Resource Centre providing Training and expertise and mobilising the required resources for the adivasi […]

Youth Alliance

Youth Alliance creates leadership programs for young people to experience participative, collaborative and empathetic leadership to bring harmony with one’s self and in the world. These leadership and learning programs are experiential in nature and aimed at giving exposure to youth about social issues and providing a path for service. Key aspects of their work […]

Camp Monk

Camp Monk is a website that enables people to discover and book outdoor vacations across India.  They help tourists discover and book private stays that showcase camping, glamping, cabins and accommodations nestled in nature. The idea is to get more people to spend time in nature. They work with private partner properties to offer ecotourism, […]

Clean Coonoor

Clean Coonoor is a people’s initiative that works on projects that the resident community can execute in coordination with civic authorities. The focus is to ensure that the town is kept clean and hygienic: clean water and air and efficient systems for the disposal of waste. Their work is to assist the municipal corporation in […]

Farmers for Forests

Farmers for Forests (F4F) is committed to increasing and protecting India’s biodiverse forest cover in close collaboration with communities. Their 2030 impact goals are to sequester 25 million tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to the emissions of 8+ million Indians annually. F4F operating model designed to produce these outcomes include afforestation activities to increase […]

Haiyya

Haiyya is a youth-led campaign building and community organizing focused organization that enables, supports and accelerates individual and collective leadership of youth to make a difference through real time community-led actions. Why are they the right choice for others:   

Samaj Pragati Sahayog

Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS) is grassroots initiatives for water and livelihood security, workingacross 72 of India’s backward districts in the central adivasi belt. As a laboratory for learning,SPS works on location specific watershed development combined with low cost, low riskagriculture and nature based livelihoods and women led microfinance. The idea is to increaserural incomes, and […]

Nature Conservation Foundation

NCF works in a range of wildlife habitats—from coral reefs and tropical rainforests to the high mountains of the Himalaya. Their interest areas include understanding the survival needs of endangered species such as snow leopards and elephants, as well as equally fascinating but lesser-known wildlife such as corals and spiders. NCF’s research also addresses human […]