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.


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Himalayan Serow – first documented in Buxa by NEWS

Himalayan Serow – Capricornis thar, sumatraensis , with its large head, donkey like ears , thick neck and sh...
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Short-tailed Shearwater – first recorded in India by NEWS

Short-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna tenuirostris) – the most abundant seabird species in Australia which genera...
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New mangrove species found in Sundarbans by NEWS

A new mangrove speicies, Acanthus albus – a sub-species of Acanthus was found in Indian Sundarbans by the NE...
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Wildlife – an inevitable component of unbiased Nature

A reminder on “World Wildlife Day”, 3rd March 2016 Uttering the word ‘Wildlife’ th...
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Critically Endangered (CR) mangrove species is being restored by NEWS

Sonneratia griffithii is a mangrove species listed as critically endangered ...


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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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School programme on Global Freshwater Challenge

As a part of the awareness drive on freshwater challenge by Nature Environment Wildlife Society (NEWS) & Earthwatch Institute, a presentation was organised at Ballygunge Vidyalaya Shilpa Shikshayatan, Kolkata with IX and Xth standard students on 20.02.2016. Students w...
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Fresh Water Watch (FWW) events under HSBC-Earthwatch Water Programme

Under project: Supply of Citizen Science Research & Education services Funded by: Earthwatch Institute India Fresh Water Watch is basically an initiative to engage trained Citizen Science Leaders in exploring the fresh water resources available around their place. Duri...
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For A Green Kolkata- An EY Foundation Initiative

Under project: For a Green Kolkata Funded By: Ernst & Young Foundation NEWS along with Kolkata Municipal Corporation organized a one day plantation event “For A Green Kolkata - An EY Foundation Initiative”at Sil Maidan, Tangra, Kolkata, on 22nd August 2015 with a...
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A seminar on ‘East Kolkata Wetland’ in Techno India Engineering College

The seminar was organized jointly by NEWS and Techno India Group, Salt Lake on 16.10.2015 with an aim to build awareness among the future engineers of our country on East Kolkata Wetlands – a Ramsar site and general environmental issues. During the interactive event, a pre...
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An UGC sponsored seminar on ‘Man and Nature: the East Kolkata Wetland Perspective’

The programme was on various aspects of man and nature interactions. Focus was on the East Kolkata Wetland biodiversity, history and functions. As the wetland receives and purifies almost entire sewage of the city, it is one of biggest examples of how nature subsidises man...
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Program on Healthy Energy

A Programme on Healthy Energy was jointly organised by Earth Day Network, India and Nature Environment and Wildlife Society in collaboration with Nafargung Gram Panchayat during 26.02.2016 - 27.02.2016. Women and children were made aware on reducing firewood usage as cook...
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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....
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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...
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Workshop on Wildlife Photography & Conservation of Nature

The workshop will be held on the occasion of photography club inauguration at the Automobile Engineering Department of MCKV Institute of Engineering, Howrah. ...
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Home stay eco-tourism in Sundarban

Community led Tourism is emerging as a very popular word in tourism sector especially for those tourists who intend to travel to pristine landscapes, creating low carbon footprints and are eager for experience based travel options. It aims to deliver sustainable economic dev...
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A visit to East Kolkata Wetland by South Calcutta Girls’ College

In an educational visit of South Calcutta Girls’ College students from departments of Economic, Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication to a part of East Kolkata Wetland (4 no.bheri) conducted by NEWS, the EKW waste management system was explained through a wa...
nature wildlife - 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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nature wildlife - sundarbans

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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nature wildlife - sundarbans

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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nature wildlife - sundarbans

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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