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To promote socially just environmental conservation and sustainable development by generating rigorous interdisciplinary knowledge that engages actively with academia, policy makers, practitioners, activists, students and wider public audiences.


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ATREE's research provides the basis for policy inputs and conservation action more...

Community-based Conservation Centres

CCCs provide a two-way interface for local communities and local institutions to evolve practical strategies for ... more...

Conservation Education

Conservation Education
ATREE believes that unless children connect with the environment in their neighbourhoods they cannot relate to broader ... more...

Upcoming Events

» January 2010: MM Hills CCC - Conservation education resource... [more...]

» Feb 1st 2010 CEPF-ATREE Western Ghats Small Grants... [more...]

» 2 Feb: Talk at ATREE by Alison Ormsby [more...]

Current Publications

» Non-Timber Forest Products Conservation, Management and Policy in the Tropics Edited by R Uma Shaanker, Ankila J Hiremath, Gladwin Joseph and Nitin D Rai. [more..]

» Treasures on Tiger Tracks - A Bilingual Nature Guide to Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Authors: T Ganesh, R Ganesan, M Soubadra Devy, Jahnavi G Pai. [more..]

» Sandesh Kadur, Bawa, K.S., Sahyadris: India's Western Ghats - A vanishing heritage. [more..]

» T., Karthik, Ankila J. Hiremath, and Devcharan Jathanna. 2010. Patterns of seed rain and seedling regeneration in abandoned agricultural clearings in a seasonally dry tropical forest in India. Journal of Tropical Ecology (2010) 26:25–33. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2009 doi:10.1017/S0266467409990344. [URL] ,[pdf]

» Nagendra, H., Divya Gopal. 2010. Street trees in Bangalore: Density, diversity, composition and distribution. Elsevier (2010), doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2009.12.005. [URL]

» Balachander, M., O.K. Remadevi, T.O. Sasidharan and N. Sapna Bai. 2009. Infectivity of Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) isolates to the arboreal termite Odontotermes sp. (Isoptera: Termitidae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 202–207, 2009. [URL]

» 'Fringe benefits taxed' by Seema Purushotaman [URL]

» Nagendra, H., 2009. Drivers of regrowth in South Asia’s human impacted forests. Current Science 97, 11:1586-1592. [DOC]

» Devy, M Soubadra., Savitha Swamy and Aravind N A. 2009. Reshaping Urban Green Spaces. EPW, November 14, 2009, vol XLIV No 46.

» Thomas, Bejoy K., Roldan Muradian, Gerard de Groot and Arie de Ruijter. Multidimensional Poverty and Identification of Poor Households: A Case From Kerala, India. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 10(2): 237-57, DOI: 10.1080/19452820902940968. [more..]

» Ravi Ramalingam & Priyadarsanan Dharma Rajan. Ground insect community responses to habitat restoration efforts in the Attappady hills, Western Ghats, India [PDF]

» K. D. Prathapan & Priyadarsanan Dharma Rajan. Biological Diversity Act, 2002: threat to agricultural production and food security! [PDF]

» Jagdish Krishnaswamy & R. J. Ranjit Daniels. Environmental Studies: A balanced approach to the study of environment. [more..]

News / Events

Call for applications - CEPF-ATREE Western Ghats Small Grants Feb 2010 more...
Dr Bawa to serve on GANGES more...
Tricho-cards to face pest threat in Kuttanad more...
Openings for Short-term assignment in Delhi and Bangalore more...
Theatre methods in wetland conservation more...
Ryutaro Hashimoto APFED Gold Award for ATREE more...
Distinguished Service Award for Dr Kamal Bawa more...
ATREE Annual Report - 2007/08 more...
CISED Merges with ATREE more...

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