About Us

The Satpuda landscape includes the forests of Kanha, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Pench (Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh), Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Melghat Tiger Reserve, Navegaon-Nagzira and all areas connecting these prime wildlife pockets. This landscape is viewed by experts as the largest contiguous tiger habitat in the world. It hosts around 300 tigers. Satpuda Foundation works at both the grassroots level and policy level to promote its aim to protect wildlife and forests.

Our activities at the village level include :

  • Grassroots conservation work – soil, moisture and water conservation activities, wildlife protection by assisting Forest Department in anti-poaching activities, fire fighting activities
  • Village development activities – community conservation activities – village development though integrated micro-plans (where available, help in implementing, where not available, help in designing plans). Act as a bridge between villagers and official agencies entrusted with development
  • Education – raise awareness of environmental issues and need for conservation. Classroom activities, nature camps and trails, involving school children in conservation activities and using such activities to spread awareness among wider village population
  • Livelihood activities – assist villagers in shifting from basic forest-dependent lifestyle to one which puts less pressure on forests. This can be by helping unemployed people to voluntarily shift away from forests by helping them to get jobs elsewhere or to provide programmes which will promote ecologically sustainable self-employment activities within the village itself.
  • Free medical camps – Organise medical camps where villagers get free medical care and medicines
  • Liaise with Forest Department and other Government agencies as needed

At the policy level, the Foundation is a member of

  • The National Board for Wildlife (India’s top policy-making body on matters related to wildlife), which is headed by the Prime Minister
  • The Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife, which is headed by the national Minister of Environment and Forests
  • The Tiger Conservation Plan approval committee of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
  • The Mining Projects Inspection Committee of the NTCA
  • The Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife
  • The Maharashtra State Bio-diversity Board
  • Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India to monitor mining activities in Panna Tiger Reserve

To learn more about the ongoing projects, please contact us

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Green Force Donor

You can be a Green Force Donor by donating
250/- to 500/- to the Satpuda Foundation.

Green Force Patron

You can be a Green Force Patron by donating
10,000 or more.

Satpuda Foundation Member

You can be a Satpuda Foundation Member (Satpuda Ranger) by donating 250/- to the organization.

For More information on Donations and Membership

The donors would get the receipt of the donation within 8 working days from the date of receiving and they would be able to see the outcome of the project in a annual report.

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