Community-based Conservation Centres

ATREE has set up Community-based Conservation Centres, or CCCs, to produceresearch pertinent to and usable by local communities and to provide a space for local communities to engage with us.

The CCCs support:

  • Long-term ecological monitoring
  • Research by doctoral students and interns
  • Collaboration with communities on conservation and sustainable livelihoods
  • Interactions with local governance institutions
  • Conservation education programmes
  • Activities of other research organizations

ATREE has five CCCs in the Western Ghats stretch, ranging in character from peri-urban to Protected Area forest to Ramsar wetland.

Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Karnataka
Agasthyamalai (Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve), Tamil Nadu
Vembanad Community Environmental Resource Centre, Kerala
Male Mahadeshwara Hills, Karnataka
Kanakapura, Karnataka

(The CCC set up at Natham, Tamil Nadu,is now managed by site partner, CCD).