Aaranyak is a registered society working in the field of nature conservation in North East India since 1989. Its strength lies in applied research in biological and social field and its thrust area of work is the North Eastern India and Eastern Himalayas. From a small beginning in the year 1989, it has been slowly, but steadily growing as a premier research based organisation in North East India to cater the complex need of biodiversity conservation in the culturally diverse region of India. It is being recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the DSIR of Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
Aaranyak is run by young professionals dedicated and committed to the cause of conservation. Currently about 65 young professionals are working with Aaranyak to contribute further towards research and conservation aspects of biodiversity in the region. Since its inception Aaranyak has been working relentlessly for conservation of rich biodiversity of the region. Dedicated and committed conservationists and volunteers of the society have been able to attract global attention through their persistent work and advocacy. It is one of the most active NGO in the region and has influenced the policy making procedure through its presence in the committees like ‘Steering Committee for Formulation of New Assam Forest Policy’, Rhino Task Force of Assam, State Wildlife Advisory Board’ of the Government of Assam, National Board of Wildlife to neme a few. Aaranyak is a member of IUCN and recipient of 2006 Manthan E-Environment Award, 2011 RBS Earth Guardian Award and 2012 Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India.
Internationally trained biologists have been exploring biodiversity in the tropical primary forest for inventory of biodiversity of the region. Considerable conservation and research work from Aaranyak has improved the conservation scenario in the region. This has been possible through commitment, dedication, cooperation and collaboration among several departments and NGOs of the region and indeed generosity of the international community.
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