Education and Public Engagement

Nature Communications

Illustration: Janhavi Rajan

Connecting people to nature

For decades communication about birds and nature has been limited, circulating in the same communities again and again, leaving out the majority of the public. Nature Communications aims to change this through strategic storytelling interventions. Our aim is to actively engage the general public in conversations around our collective nature heritage in all Indian languages.

As a team we develop strategic partnerships with institutions, communities, mass media (digital and print) and organisations. The aim of these partnerships is to build bridges between creators of nature content and new audiences to inculcate a love and wonder towards nature and birds in all.

In the Indian media, we have tied up with NDTV Gadgets to do a series on nature research and technology and with The Better India on conservation heroes. We have also partnered with children publishers Arvind Gupta Toys, Storyweaver and Tinkle to share and develop new nature content for kids.

To bring India’s forests to a global audience through innovative storytelling we have partnered with Google Arts and Culture. With Quora’s Indic Language team, we are running workshops in 8 Indian languages to train nature writers to go digital and develop their audiences. We also help facilitate webinars on birdwatching and nature for online and offline audiences. Recently, we have organised webinars for institutions such as NPTEL (India’s largest MOOC platform), Bangalore International Centre and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

We aim for a future in which every Indian has an appreciation and understanding of our collective natural heritage. Have a collaboration idea? Contact us: jignasa@ncf-india.org, shweta@ncf-india.org

Come partner with us

Are you a creator?

If you are a writer, artist, photographer or storyteller who tells multimedia stories about birds and nature, contact us for ways to collaborate. Nature writers of Indian languages can connect with us here.

Do you run a community or group?

If you are an institution or a company with a large group of people or mass audience, we can organize free webinars or training in birdwatching or nature appreciation for you. Contact us.

Are you an influencer or a media platform?

Are you a publisher or a newspaper? If you need content on nature and birds for your online platform or magazine, we can connect you to writers, photographers and multimedia creators who specialize in nature and birds appreciation.