Who are we?

We are a technical non-governmental organization concerned over the conservation of biodiversity. Over the past fifteen years, Care Earth stands as an organization serving in a non-discriminatory manner.

What is our Mission?

Through the means of research, advocacy, and capacity building, we seek to accomplish the following objectives –

  • To provide scientific services in the area of biodiversity.
  • To assess human impact on the environment.
  • To strategize methods of improving the environment.
  • To implement training and capacity building initiatives in the area of biodiversity conservation.
  • To develop and share resource based material in the area of biodiversity conservation.
  • To facilitate the care and support of sick, stray and abandoned animals.

Who are our Trustees?

  • Member – Empowered Panel of the National Wildlife Board, Government of India
  • Member – Environment sub-group, State Human Rights Commission, Government of Tamilnadu
  • 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
  • Invited member – Western Ghats Expert Ecology Panel, set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  • Member of the Working Group: Forests and Livelihoods, Planning Commission of India
  • Member of the Tiger Conservation Authority, Tamil Nadu Forest Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Member of the CAMPA, Tamil Nadu Forest Department and Working Group on Forests and Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Member of the Conservation Authority for Pallikaranai Marsh, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Member of the Working Group on Forests, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Member, Tamil Nadu State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Member, Kerala State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Kerala.
  • Member, Asian Elephant Specialist Group, IUCN/SSC
  • Member, Project Elephant Steering Committee, Government of India
  • Member, State Wildlife Advisory Board, Government of Chattisgarh
  • Member, Elephant Task Force, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
  • Member, Committee for studying the Human Wildlife Conflict related issues in Kerala, Government of Kerala
  • Member – Approval Committee of Tiger Conservation Plan for Tiger Reserves of South India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
  • 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.
  • Consultant to the National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India to revise the National Targets for submission to the Conference of Parties (COP12)

What has our engagement been with the judiciary?

As an organization, Care Earth, served as the expert member on two High Level Committees by the Honorable High Court of Madras. This engagement was to oversee the restoration of major wetlands of Tamil Nadu: Adyar Creek and Pallikaranai Marsh.

What is our infrastructure like?

Care Earth operates from a full service administrative office in Chennai with state of the art facilities for research and development. At Wallajahbad, Kancheepuram district, you’ll find extended facilities such as a farm of 24 acres for palms and cycads. There is also a rehabilitation centre for animals at Iyyenchari, Kanchipuram district.