East Coast Conservation Team
East Coast Conservation Team is a non-profit with a team of Wildlife Biologists, Marine Biologists, Naturalists and Environmentalists working on the conservation of threatened wildlife and habitats in the east coast and eastern ghats of India.
What We Do For Conservation of Wildlife
Conservation of threatened wildlife and habitats through creating awareness, community engagement, field research, collaboration and citizen science
We create awareness about wildlife and nature through classroom sessions and through field trips such as biodiversity walks, bird watching and coastal walks
We are working on several wildlife research projects that help directly in conservation of threatened species
Interacting with local communities and involving them for conservation actions to create win-win situation for communities and wildlife
training and Involvement of citizens in data collection for conservation of biodiversity around urban areas.
Projects and Accomplishments
We are carrying on various conservation projects including aspects like creating awareness, field research, community involvement and citizen science. Take a peek at the projects that we are carrying on right now.
Smooth Coated Otter Conservation Project
We are working on identifying presence and local threats of Smooth Coated Otters in Northern Andhra Pradesh and work on threat mitigation with community based conservation
Marine Conservation Projects
About 40 percent of shark and ray species are threatened with extinction and are in different categories between Vulnerable and Critically endangered according to IUCN red list. Many marine mammals that are threatened live in our waters. We started documenting their landing, stranding and beaching in Andhra Pradesh to investigate further on their conservation
Intertidal biodiversity of Andhra Pradesh
We started a citizen science initiative to educate and document intertidal biodiversity of Andhra Pradesh. As part of this project, we are arranging regular shore walks and educating participants on using internet based tools to collect and curate data on Intertidal biodiversity.
Citizen Science Projects
We involve regular citizens in bird watching and marine walks and make them collect data related to the flora and fauna of their surroundings. This further helps us in getting more data about wildlife to be conserved.