ATREE Conference on Conservation Science and Sustainable Development

ATREE marked its 20th year by organising the ATREE@20 Conference on Conservation Science and Sustainable Development on 24 and 25 January, 2017 at the JN Tata Auditorium in the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. The event began with the Ambassador of Norway, His Excellency Nils Ragnar Kamsvag,  Dr Kamaljit Bawa, ATREE's Founding Trustee, and Ms. Rohini Nilekani, Governing Board Member, ATREE,  releasing the book “Transcending Boundaries: Reflecting on Twenty Years of Action and Research at ATREE”, edited by Dr. Ankila Hiremath, Dr. Nitin Rai, and Mr. Ananda Siddhartha of ATREE.

The two-day conference featured key-note addresses, panel discussions, talks on biodiversity, forests, water, and climate change, three-minute speed talks by ATREE’s young scholars, posters on a range of social and environmental issues, an exhibition of pictures from ATREE’s areas of work, and an installation that depicted ATREE’s history and work through models, games, films, and posters.
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TN Khoshoo Memorial Award

The annual T N Khoshoo Memorial Award was given to Mr. K J Joy of the Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM) in recognition of his work as an activist and academic in the area of water management and governance, spanning 35 years. The Award function featured a lively policy round-table on the interlinking of rivers.
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Press Coverage 

"What’s in a name? The future of an ecosystem, apparently"
The Hindu, 25 January 2017

The Hindu writes about the biodiversity session of the ATREE@20 conference; the keynote speeches by Dame Georgina Mace, University College London; and Mr. Gunter Pauli, sustainability entrepreneur and author of ‘The Blue Economy’. 
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"K.J. Joy gets TN Khoshoo award"
The Hindu, 26 January, 2017

The Hindu reports on the T N Khoshoo Memorial Award 2016 on its national page.

The saviours of Edeyaralli wildlife corridor” 
Times of India, 27 January 2017

The Times of India writes about ATREE’s work in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve.  Read more

Take a bite of insects” 
The Hindu, 26 January 2017

The Hindu interviews Prof. Arnold van Huis at the ATREE@20 conference. Read more

5 million litres of waste water chokes Vrishabhavathi
river every day” 

 Times of India, 27 January 2017

The Times of India covers ATREE’s work highlighting heavy metal pollution in Bengaluru’s Vrishabhavathy river. Read more 

“For a sustainable future”
The Hindu, 31 January 2017

The Hindu Metro Plus profiles Mr. Gunter Pauli, sustainability entrepreneur, who gave a keynote speech at the ATREE@20 conference. Read more

ATREE comes up with models for saving Vembanad Lake
Malyala Manorama, 26 January 2017

The Malayala Manorama describes ATREE’s efforts to build fish sanctuaries and spread conservation awareness at Vembanad. It also features the upcycled conference bags made by women of Muhamma taluk, Alappuzha district, Kerala. Read more
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