About Us

Care Earth Trust is a Chennai, India based Technical Non-Governmental Organization that was founded in the year 2000.

Mission: Conservation of biodiversity for human well being through research, advocacy and capacity building. The organization was awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar for the year 2009, by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. In 2013, one of the trustees was awarded the prestigious TieCon-Social Entrepreneur Award by The Indus Entrepreneurs, a Global network of Information Technology Companies.

The following are the objectives of Care Earth:

  1. To provide scientific services in the area of biodiversity inventorying and monitoring
  2. To assess human impacts on environment and recommend strategies and action for improvement
  3. To undertake training and capacity building initiatives for the conservation of biodiversity
  4. To develop and disseminate resource material on all components of biodiversity
  5. To facilitate the rescue and rehabilitation of stray, sick and abandoned animals

Over the last fifteen years, Care Earth has evolved to be an equal opportunity, non-discriminating organization. The Trust is constituted of and governed by people who are not only subject experts, but are also well known for their integrity and commitment to science and human welfare.

Trustees: Dr P S Easa , Prof N V Joshi, Dr R J Ranjit Daniels and Dr Jayshree Vencatesan

 

Care Earth, as an institution and the Trustees, as members, are represented as

  1. Member – Empowered Panel of the National Wildlife Board, Government of India
  2. Member – Environment sub-group, State Human Rights Commission, Government of Tamilnadu
  3. Member of the Working Group on Mapping Ecologically Sensitive, Significant, and Salient Areas of Western Ghats, for the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  4. Invited member – Western Ghats Expert Ecology Panel, set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  5. Member of the Working Group: Forests and Livelihoods, Planning Commission of India
  6. Member of the Tiger Conservation Authority, Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
  7. Member of the CAMPA, Tamil Nadu Forest Department and Working Group on Forests and Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu
  8. Member of the Conservation Authority for Pallikaranai Marsh, Government of Tamil Nadu
  9. Member of the Working Group on Forests, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu
  10. Member, Tamil Nadu State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Tamil Nadu
  11. Member, Kerala State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Kerala.
  12. Member,  Asian Elephant Specialist Group, IUCN/SSC
  13. Member, Project Elephant Steering Committee, Government of India
  14. Member, State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Chattisgarh
  15. Member, Elephant Task Force, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  16. Member, Committee for studying the Human Wildlife Conflict related issues in Kerala, Government of Kerala
  17. Member – Approval Committee of Tiger Conservation Plan for Tiger Reserves of South India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
  18. Consultant to the National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India to revise the National Biodiversity Action Plan of India for submission to the Conference of Parties (CPO11) held at Hyderabad, 2012.
  19. Consultant to the National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India to revise the National Targets for submission to the Conference of Parties  (COP12)

Care Earth’s engagement with the judiciary

Care Earth has served as the expert member on two High Level Committees established by the Hon’ble High Court of Madras to oversee the restoration of major wetlands of Tamil Nadu viz. Adyar Creek and the Pallikaranai Marsh.

Infrastructure

Care Earth has a full service administrative office in Chennai with state of art facilities for research and development. Extension facilities of Care Earth include a dedicated farm of 24 acres for palms and cycads at Wallajahbad, Kanchipuram district, a field station at Bhavanisagar, Erode district, and a rehabilitation centre for animals at Iyyencheri, Kanchipuram district.

5 Responses to About Us

  1. All the bests for your organisation. I am proud of your organisatio for having received the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar for your commendable sacrifice to this mother land.

    This is sairam from MoEF&CC’s Finance Division now. I am from a village near Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu. I joined this Ministry in the year 1985 with the aim of becoming a civil servant. I was posted in the EE Division of this Minstry and Central Government decided to institute an award in 1986 in the name of former Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi immediately after her assasination. By the time the Award was instituted, I last my chance. However, now I am pround of instituting the IGPP.

  2. Dear Member- Care Earth Trust, Seeing the pictures and write up on inundation at chennai – this monsoon days- an innovation comes to mind. The roads duly flooded can well be turned into water- ways.. having shallow- low drafted boats.. cruising and providing urban transportation. After all water- navigation is very energy efficient.. Well wishes from Ajit Seshadri, HOD- BE Marine Engg., School of Maritime Studies, Vels University, Chennai 603103.

  3. Dear ms.shree, I read your article in vikatan. I always felt the same. Most uncaring and not taking steps keeping future of our own children are the reason for all sufferings.
    Let us give a safe place to future mankind

    Thanks
    Indhu

  4. Would like to speak to you regarding involving our school children of senior classes in community service projects.

    Regards
    Rukmani Shree dharan
    Vice principal
    The PSBB Millennium school
    OMR

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