We strive to protect nature and its resources ranging from animal and plant species, forests, various water bodies, mountains, as we believe that welfare of our communities is intricately linked to pristine nature. We work to secure a future for all species that are under any sort of threat.read more
We bank on scientific means, law, advocacy , community engagement, education and much more, in our endeavour to protect land, water, and climate that are vital for survival of all animal and plant species.
The efforts to leave behind a vibrant nature face a range of national and worldwide threats to biodiversity that include overpopulation, climate change and man’s quest for rapid development.
Aaranyak’s main Divisions are focused on protecting biodiversity in different arenas of the North Eastern region of India through scientific research, legal action, policy advocacy and reform, negotiations with government agencies both at the central, state and local levels and industry.
Ornithologists of Aaranyak have been involved in conservation and research of avifauna since 1990.
Community-based conservation relates to protect larger areas of land by encouraging local stewardship and integrating social and environmental priorities.
The Asian Elephant, Elephas maximus, has been facing severe threats in North East India, specially in Assam with its habitat being encroached and increasing poaching of tusker for ivory and flesh.
Well trained educators of the society have been involved in conservation education for different target groups regarding preservation and restoration of ecological balance.
This division attempts to save the endangered species through quality research, conservation and environment education.
The programme has been managing and integrating spatial and non-spatial data that are related with mainly biodiversity characteristics of North East India.
The northeast Indian hills and the Eastern Himalayas are considered to have tremendous diversity of herpetofauna.
This is yet another step that addresses the illegal wildlife crime and policy reforms to enhance wildlife conservation and protection in north eastern region of India.
This division undetakes multimedia tool based documentation, production and publication on pertinent issues of biodivertisy and the environment.
This division is focussed on detailed research and conservation efforts of different species of primates found in North East India.
The rhino has always been in the focus of wildlife conservation efforts in Assam and Rhino Research and Conservation Initiative (RRCI) was launched in 1994 to address the conservation challenges the greater one horned rhino is facing.
Initiated in the year 2005 the Tiger Research and Conservation Initiative (TRCI) is one of the flagship Initiatives of Aaranyak actively engaged in applied research and conservation of tiger, prey animals and their habitat.
The WATCH programme has been conceived to carry out intensive scientific study of the key issues related to water and climate of the region including the human and societal dimensions of these issues.
Launched in January 2008 the Wildlife Genetics Programme (WGP) is an attempt to find newer ways to wildlife research and conservation in order to yield more reliable answers to the pressing ecological questions.
Institutional Award in the Field of Science and Technology 2017
Government of Assam conferred the “Institutional Award in the Field of Science and Technology 2017” to Aaranyak.
Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana- Good Practices Award 2015 Aaranyak received the ' Sansad Adarsha Gram Yojana- Good Practices Award', from the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India during an event in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on 24th September 2015.
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