ATREE

vembanad

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

ATREE’s Mission is to promote socially just environmental conservation and sustainable development by generating rigorous interdisciplinary knowledge

that engages actively with academia, policy makers, practitioners, activists, students and wider public audiences.

Our notion of socially just is grounded in the following values:
Tthat both material and non-material quality of life are important.
Tthat this quality of life needs to be sustained across future generations as well as distributed equitably within current generations.
Tthat the rights and needs of people also need to be balanced with those of all other life forms.
Tthat societal decisions about socio-environmental issues must be taken in a democratic manner.

ATREE envisions a society committed to environmental conservation and sustainable and socially just development, in which ATREE plays the role of a model knowledge-generating organization for catalyzing the transition to such a society.

ATREE values
Professional integrity and rigour Accountability to society
Academic freedom Cultural and ethnic diversity
increasing ownership at all levels in the institution Collaboration and partnerships
Fairness and transparency

Community Environmental Resource Centre (CERC)
Vembanad Wetland Conservation Program

Vembanad Socio – Ecological System