Citizen science

citizen science

empowering science and conservation

For almost three decades, we have engaged and involved volunteers from diverse backgrounds and professions to participate in our field projects and trained them in wildlife science and conservation. Over 6000 people have volunteered in over 100 research and conservation projects across India. Citizen scientists have walked in forests counting and identifying animals, mapped land use, and conducted household and community level socio-economic surveys. Our citizen science initiatives are designed to provide intensive exposure to various aspects of wildlife science and conservation practice, and harness an appreciation for wildlife. Our volunteers return year after year and some have shifted their careers to becoming full-time conservation practitioners, wildlife scientists and film-makers.