ATREE's Milestones

  • ATREE was ranked 18th in the list of top environmental think tanks of the world, as per the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, released by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (

Grassroots conservation of a Critically Endangered bird, Ardea insignis

We are on the verge of losing the white-bellied heron, Ardea insignis, to habitat destruction and degradation.

Five-year assessment of the CEPF investment in the Western Ghats

The CEPF-ATREE Western Ghats Program published an assessment of the achievements of the first five years of CEPF investment in the Western Ghats Region.

Certificate Course in Systems Thinking & Modelling for Sustainability Research

ATREE's Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies is offering a Certificate Course in Systems Thinking & Modelling for Sustainability Research from 28-29 March 2018. Here is a link to submit an online application, on or before 21st March 2018.

Dr Jagdish Krishnaswamy appointed as Coordinating Lead Author to an IPCC Special Report

ATREE's senior researcher, Dr Jagdish Krishnaswamy, is now the Coordinating Lead Author for Climate Change and Land: an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems and specifically for the chapter on “Emergent risks, decision making and sustainable development”. Jagdish has also been invited to be an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C (SR15).

Rethinking Resilience in Urbanizing River Basins

URBAN resilience is no longer just an idea or a catchphrase. As the concept and practice have evolved, urban resilience now refers not just to the ability of cities to return to equilibrium after hazard-induced calamities, but also to adapt to and transform in the wake of multiple stressors that cities face, including climate change.

பலன் தரும் பல்லுயிரினங்கள் இன்று சர்வதேச பல்லுயிர் பரவல் தினம்

உயிரினங்கள் அனைத்தும் ஒன்றுக் கொன்று நேரடியாகவோ அல்லது மறைமுகமாகவோ தொடர்பில் உள்ளன. 

Groundwater Contamination in Peri-urban India Swachh Bharat Mission

The Swachh Bharat Mission promises to address issues of sanitation and water in rapidly urbanising areas. However, without an adequate understanding of all potential sources of contamination, the mission may, at best, only achieve the goal of universal sanitation but may not meet the goal of safe drinking water.

Trading on conservation: A marine protected area as an ecological fix

Many developing countries have encouraged the expansion of mechanised fishing in order to engage in the lucrative export of seafood. This has caused a rise in the incidental mortality of marine wildlife.