Western Ghats

A global biodiversity hotspot and one of the most irreplaceable areas for conservation, this region has a staggering plant and animal diversity overlapping with a dense human population. In this region, our work focuses on human impacts on wild species and habitats, biological surveys, human-wildlife conflict research and mitigation, and ecological restoration.

Wildlife and Human Ecology

In this biodiversity hotspot, understanding plant and animal ecology, human impacts on wildlife species, and how people use and relate to natural resources is all critical and these motivate our research and conservation efforts.

Policy and Outreach

We work to translate our scientific findings and understanding to positively influence conservation policy and on-ground practice, by communicating and engaging with diverse stakeholders on crucial conservation issues.


  • Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
  • AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre