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Maharastra Forest Department
Maharashtra Forest Department is entrusted with the role of conservation and development of the State's forests spread over about 20 percent of its geographical area. Forests play an important role in the economy at local, regional and national levels, by contributing to the basic needs of the poor forest dwellers including tribals, meeting requirements of forest-based industries and most importantly in maintaining the ecological balance.
For more information please visit: http://mahaforest.nic.in/
 
The Rufford Small Grants Foundation, U.K
The Rufford Small Grants Foundation is an independent grant-making trust based in the UK. The Foundation concentrates its funding on nature conservation projects in developing countries undertaken by small to medium-sized organisations.
For more information please visit: http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/
 
Dr Uma Ramakrishnan
In this group we embrace both outlooks, one goal being the chronicling of human populations in South Asia, the other the conservation of threatened mammals of the Indian subcontinent. More fundamentally, we apply molecular methods in combination with computational techniques that we have developed for the analysis of modern and archival DNA. In our human studies we aim to detail the genetic variation amongst South Asian populations, and to determine when and why it came to be.
http://www.ncbs.res.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=94&Itemid=103
 
Panthera Kaplan Graduate Award
Panthera was founded in 2006 with the sole mission of conserving the world's 36 species of wild cats: from the diminutive black-footed cats of southern Africa to the massive tigers of Asia. Panthera currently focuses its range-wide conservation strategies on the world's largest, most imperiled cats - tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards - and is planning conservation strategies for cheetahs, leopards and mountain lions.
For more information please visit: http://www.panthera.org/
 
Asian Nature Conservation Foundation, Bangalore
The Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF), a non-profit public charitable trust, was set up in November 1997 at Bangalore, India, to meet the need for an informed decision-making framework to stem the rapidly declining natural landscape and biological diversity of India and other countries in tropical Asia.
For more information please visit: http://www.asiannature.org/
 
CWS Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS)
Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS) is a non-profit academic and research organization recognized as a "Scientific and Industrial Research Organization" (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. It carries out long term core research projects of WCS India program. CWS is a designated branch campus of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and administers the MSc program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation in partnership with other institutions.
For more information please visit: http://www.wcsindia.org/partners.html
 
Wildlife Conservation Society, India Program.
The history of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) research in India dates back to the 1960's, with the first-ever scientific study of wild tigers in central India by George Schaller. Thereafter, following a break of two decades, Ullas Karanth initiated the present WCS-India. For more information please visit http://www.wcsindia.org/
 
Royal Norwegian Embassy to India
Royal Norwegian Embassy to India (http://www.norwayemb.org.in/info/Embassy.htm) and NINA. The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) is Norway's leading institution for applied ecological research. NINA is responsible for long-term strategic research and commissioned applied research to facilitate the implementation of international conventions, decision-support systems and management tools, as well as to enhance public awareness and promote conflict resolution.
For more information please visit: http://www.nina.no
 
Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mumbai
 
Kaati Trust, Pune