Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra
In 1992, Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra started its work in Konkan, with the motto – Protect Nature with Foresight. It is a leading NGO in Maharashtra working in the fields of nature conservation, protection and research. Besides this, it spreads awareness, educates and acts based on scientifically drawn conclusions. Its crowning achievement was uncovering the smuggling racket that involved nests of the Indian Swallow found on the island Vengurla Rocks in Sindhudurg district, thus getting the bird notified in the Indian Wildlife (protected) List. Similarly, with relentless efforts, the institute succeeded in erecting a hatchery for sea turtles’ eggs thus protecting them from foxes, mongrels and above all – man.