CAT has been working for conserving and protecting the tiger and tiger habitats and reducing the tiger-human conflict. CAT has taken the initiative to work at grass root level to provide renewable energy facilities to the locals in the villages of Bhagwanpur and Ghatpendari, Maharashtra.
Debi Goenka and Sarath Guttikunda
CAT is a partner in the Satpuda Landscape Tiger Programme. The SLTP instigated by the Born Free Foundation in the UK, is a multi-faceted approach to delivering long-term solutions for the conservation of Satpuda’s biodiversity. SLTP engages a network of Partners already working closely with government officers and local communities across the Satpuda landscape.
CAT along with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has initiated the Think Green programme in Pune.
Mumbai is to get its very own Mangrove Wetland Centre thanks to a landmark partnership between the Conservation Action Trust (CAT) and HSBC.
CAT in partnership with the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department is working towards the protection of the environment and ecology of Dharamsala Forest Division which is under pressure due to increasing biotic interference.
CAT has produced a documentary film - ‘Inside India’s Forests - Seeing the Wood for its Trees’. The film follows three kids from Mumbai, Madhav (9 yrs), Sahir (14 yrs) and Kreena (15 yrs) who share a common goal and the passion to protect and conserve our environment.
CAT along with Sanctuary Asia, Wetlands International, and the Maharashtra Forest Department started a survey along the Thane Creek in Mumbai in 2006. The aim of this project is to estimate the population of flamingos found within the Thane Creek area and to understand their distribution within the Thane Creek. This project will help identify the areas of ecological importance within the Thane creek.
CAT is co-ordinating in collaboration with various other interested parties a study to assess the carrying capacity of Mumbai city.
A study was conducted by CAT in the Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Thane District, Mumbai. This study was a socio-economic survey of local communities living within the Protected Area.
India is home to the only remaining population of the Asiatic Lion in the wild. The range of the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) which once ranged in Asia Minor and Arabia through Persia to India is now restricted to the 1421 sq. km of the Gir Protected Area in Gujarat.
CAT conducted a three-day capacity building workshop for environmental activists. This training programme was held at the Training Ship Rehman, Nhava between 3rd and 5th March 2006.
The dramatic decrease in the population of three of India’s eight Vulture species has been of great concern to conservationists. This Vulture crisis was discussed in many fora and detailed studies were conducted to determine the cause for the same.
CAT has convened the “Concerned Citizens’ Commission – an Enquiry into Mumbai’s floods 2005”. The CCC report is based on public hearings held in some of the worst affected parts of Mumbai like Jari - Mari, Govandi, Saki Naka, Kurla. The report was released on July 26, 2006, one year after the floods.