Established in 1989 by a group of students and nature lovers, Aaranyak has grown to an organisation with 13 divisions focused on the conservation of various endangered/threatened animal species, environment education, creation of alternative livelihood options, legal and advocacy as well as developing specialised species recovery programmes.
Aaranyak is now recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and has over 100 employees with fully fledged Administrative, HR and Finance Departments along with an established Research wing.
ASAP Species That We Work On
- Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla
- Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri
- Bengal Floridan Houbaropsis bengalensis
- White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis
- Asian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle Chitra chitra
What We Do
Aaranyak is involved in regular monitoring of the above mentioned ASAP species in the wild in North Eastern India.
Where We Work
We work mainly in Indian State of Assam where we have maximum project sites. We also have out footprints in Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh (Namdapha National Park and Pakke Tiger Reserve), Mizoram (Dampa Tiger Reserve) and Nagaland (Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary ) as well as North Bengal (Jaldapara National Park) of the state of West Bengal.
Our key project sites in Assam include Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Rajiv Gandhi (Orang) National Park, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary , Brahmaputra River and some of its tributaries.