Marine Turtles

Marine Turtles

Due to the harvesting of Marine Turtles and their eggs and also their accidental mortality associated with shipping, trawling and other fishing operations, turtles have been threatened with extinction in all parts of the world.

Oriental White-backed Vulture

Oriental White-backed Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

"Vultures were so common when we were young..." these are the words of senior people in Konkan. Sudden decrease in the population of the species triggered our work.

Whitebellied Sea Eagle

Whitebellied Sea Eagle

The Whitebellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is thinly but widely distributed and is listed as vulnerable in the Indian Red Data Book.

Indian Swiftlet Indian Swiftlet

Indian Swiftlet (Collocalia unicolor) is a tiny blackish brown bird with a slightly forked tail. It is a resident bird of coastal and western ghats especially the west coast strip from Ratnagiri and down south.

The Konkan Vulture Project

Participatory Vulture Conservation in the Northern Western Ghats

Duration: 1st Jun 2013 – 31st May 2015

As an extension to Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra’s vulture conservation work Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund has given grant for vulture conservation efforts in Northern Western Ghats.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership fund is a joint initiative of I’Agence Fracaise de Developpement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.

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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership fund
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

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