Welcome To Nature Environment & Wildlife Society

Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS), founded in 1991, is a conservation NGO based in Kolkata, India. Our primary focus is to conserve ecology & environment, wildlife, natural resources and sustainable livelihoods for an improved environment. We work for a better future where scientific research, knowledge dissemination, community engagement and policy advocacy are put together to achieve sustainable development.

Conservation is a continuous process which must adjust to social, economic, environmental and scientific advancements. We believe that without community’s empowerment and participation no amount of effort can sustain any threatened or vulnerable ecosystem, livelihood or natural resources.

Highlights

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Himalayan Serow

Capricornis thar, sumatraensis, with its large head, donkey like ears , thick neck and short limbs was firs...

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Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna Tenuirostris)

The most abundant seabird species in Australia which generally migrates to Northern Hemisphere for the bore...

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A new mangrove speicies, Acanthus albus

A sub-species of Acanthus was found in Indian Sundarbans by the NEWS team in 2013. A new species of mangrov...

Blogs

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Mangroves along a creek in Sundarbans

Mangrove Mania

By Ajanta Dey Working on landscape ecology, this I find is an amazing gift of nature. They ... Read More
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Events & Update

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NEWS Stall at 40th Kolkata International Book Fair

NEWS & ENVIRON had a collaborative stall at 40th Kolkata International Book Fair with a theme on wildlife and communities dependent on vulnerable ecosystems....
31Jan
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Citizen Science Leader (CSL) Days

Under project: Supply of Citizen Science Research & Education services Funded by: Earthwatch Institute India Citizen Science Leader events are part of HSBC-Earthwatch Water Programme. During this whole day event HSBC employees are generally empowered on the importan...
12Feb
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Sundarbans

Sundarbans (‘the beautiful forest’ in English) is a wild fragile mangrove ecosystem in the southern Bengal – fundamental to existence of this part of the world. The delta homes to the biggest mangrove forest on earth and is the only tiger-mangrove. The region is one of the most vulnerable from climate change and increasing disasters........

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Flora of Sundarbans

Mangrove forest of Indian Sunderbans has a total of 84 recognised flora species out of which 34 are true mangroves. Mangroves are trees of various species of several families which can survive, grow and propagate in sea water or swampy brackish water and alluvial soil in tidal zone. The mouth of the tidal creeks and drivers, where salt and fresh water is mixed in ideal proportion, show the greatest concentration of mangroves in Sunderbans........

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Fauna of Sundarbans

The Sundarbans of India and Bangladesh is the only mangrove in the world where tigers still alive. The Sundarbans provides a unique ecosystem and a rich wildlife habitat. This mangrove is the critical habitat for numerous species........

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The Community

Sunderbans is not only a land of mangroves, rivers and tigers. It also homes to 6 million people in India. Though agriculture and fishery is the major livelihood here, a large portion of the people depends heavily on forest products to earn their bread.........

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