Our Objectives

  • To conserve biodiversity and bio-cultural diversity through the sustainable conservation of habitats, endangered and threatened wildlife, indigenous peoples, their knowledge, cultural heritage and languages.
  • Aaranyaa’s specific purpose is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems as well as preserve local indigenous people’s knowledge and cultural heritage in biodiversity hotspot areas.
  • The collation of base-line information on biodiversity and bio-cultural diversity. This includes the establishment of an information database and skills register which is freely accessible to local groups
  • The documentation of indigenous and local knowledge
  • To develop resources to support indigenous and local community groups in local conservation activities
  • To encourage and strengthen existing local and indigenous knowledge and integrate it with scientific knowledge
  • To assessing and document the dependence of indigenous and local peoples on the habitat in biodiversity areas
  • To encourage ecological literacy and environmental knowledge, awareness and education
  • Raising awareness of biodiversity ‘hotspot’ areas in local schools and to the wider public in the United States of America
  • To identify causal factors leading to loss of biodiversity and fragmentation of habitats in biodiversity hotspots
  • To initiate and encourage reforestation initiatives and activities
  • To conserve endangered and threatened wildlife through reforestation efforts
  • To working towards sustainable livelihoods and income generation for indigenous and local communities