With a strong commitment for the qualitative and quantitative improvement of the pristine beauty of the nature and creation around us, Association for Biodiversity Conservation and Research (ABC) is a charitable organization established in 2016 and Registered in 2018 with whole hearted dedication for protecting the wild species and natural greenery of the wild spaces through conservation, education and awareness with public engagement.
A living centre for education and science, committed to providing compelling guest experiences and inspiring passion to protect wildlife and habitats.
- To Protect and restore nature and keep up the natural resources and wildlife.
- To reverse the ongoing trend of biodiversity decline in India.
- To strengthen the existing dedication for Nature in a Network based form with capacity building from the grassroots
- To raise a collective voice for Biodiversity conservation by public awareness.
- To create constructive and nature friendly thought process by Connecting people with Biodiversity.
- To decrease the Nature-Human gap in the community and build commitment to life-long stewardship with natural wildlife.
- To strengthen organizational capacity to increase ABC’s impact.
Fundamentally inspired by the uniqueness, spontaneity and self sustainability of the Nature itself, our core values which guide us to achieve our mission and realize our vision are:
CONSERVATION: We are committed to practicing and promoting activities and actions that benefit wildlife and the environment.
INTEGRITY: our Transparency and commitment to the best practices inspire us to lead by example.
DEDICATION: We are proud, energetic and passionate about saving wildlife with tireless effort for the upkeep of our plant and animal life.
PASSION – We are passionate about and celebrate the diversity of life and a society that lives in harmony with the natural world that has been sustaining and enriching our lives.
EXCELLENCE: We ensure the highest standard of care for wildlife, with efforts to inspire the upcoming generations to understand and work for the upliftment of wildlife and their environment
COLLABORATION: We conduct ourselves in a manner that fosters respect and teamwork among our members, volunteers and our partners to achieve our mutual goals of:
- Optimism– With holistic efforts, we believe that Indian biodiversity and life on Earth can and will be conserved for its intrinsic values, for future generations
- Courage– We are bold and courageous in striving to reach our goals, persisting in our efforts to protect wild species, wild spaces in Biodiversity.
- Accountability– We are accountable to our supporters and the people of India – Great Country and indeed to the world by ensuring that our work is scientific and fact-based, aimed at addressing serious threats to our Biodiversity and in turn promote a positive and sustaining environment.
INNOVATION: We encourage creativity, strive to think differently and turn our ideas into actions.
As a value based organization we understand we are nothing without our community.
With your help, we can continue to protect rich natural wildlife habitats and niches leading to healthy ecosystems for future generations.
Your efforts, best wishes and contribution in all manners will sustain us in the longer run. Thus we seek the utmost cooperation and hearty contribution of everyone around us and across us.
We aim at observing, finding, learning and propagating the unity in diversity
DR. GOBINDA CHANDRA BISWAL
Dr. Biswal is working as a Principal in degree college and awarded his PhD on conservation of horseshoe crab. He has more than ten years of conservation experience and presented his research paper in various national and international seminars/conferences. He has also completed one of the minor research projects on Horseshoe crab funded by the Govt of India. As a maximum student in his college belongs to the fishing community, a smooth linkage will be developed which will enable us to carry out the conservation work with less conflict. He has been working as an active member of the IUCN SSC Horseshoe crab specialist group.
DR. SIDDHARTHA PATI
Dr. Siddhartha Pati, the founder and executive director of the Association for Biodiversity Conservation and Research (ABC),bioconservation.org, an organization actively works towards the conservation of Horseshoe crab. He was among three from Asia who received the Future Conservationist Award given by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) in 2018. The annual award supports the work of early-career conservationists for over 25 years. CLP is a partnership that includes the Wildlife Conservation Society, Fauna & Flora International, BirdLife International, and Conservation International. He has also received the Biju Patnaik Award for Wildlife Conservation” (2017) from the forest department, Govt of Odisha.
His international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for study on Biotechnology, Marine Bioprospecting, Food Science, Biodiversity conservation. He has to credit 30 numbers of publications in National and International journals. He has also presented his research at national and international scientific events, seminars and conferences related to Biodiversity and ecology. Dr. Pati has successfully executed several internationally funded research & conservation projects as Project Investigator funded by Rufford Foundation UK, Bin Zayed Species Conservation fund UAE, Conservation Leadership Programme UK, WWF India, Ideawild. He has been working as an active member of IUCN SSC Horseshoe crab specialist group.
MR. APRATIM SAI RAJESH
Mr Rajesh, A Doctoral Research Scholar in the Domain of Medical Biotechnology, Sai Rajesh believes in the parallel progression and interdependency of the Micro and Macro world. Even as he is researching the Molecular Developments of Sickle Cell Disease, he harbors a deep-rooted interest in the Biodiversity and wide spread vegetation around. An avid reader, composer, poet, writer, blogger and traveler he loves to inspire self and the surrounding with practical action on the field. With fluency in 5 languages, he loves to explore people, places, cultures, and lifestyles, pick up new skills and apply it all for the betterment of society and biodiversity. With a simple motto – Endeavoring to Live a Life full of Exclamations, not explanations…he feels here I am to live as Humankind– and be both, ever ready to offer his resources for the greater good of all the Lifeforms in the Biosphere.
MR. KESU DAS
Being a Painter, Writer, Sculptor and Active Social Worker right since Master’s Degree (More than 20 years) and Chief Cultural Advisor at NOCCi Business Park, Balasore he is having the vast public contacts, Native of Region rich with Horseshoe Crabs, Excellent Oration and Literary Excellence in Local Language.He will contribute the role of Social and Public Liasioning, Soft Skills and Cultural Integration with the Conservation to spread the Awareness and Outreach of the Program, Integration and Propagation of Conservation with Art, Designs and Literature
MR. SANATAN TUDU
Mr. Tudu is working as a research scholar and gained more than three years of research and field experience on Marine Biology and presented his paper on the different reputed events on Horseshoe crab. He is also awarded as Rajib Gandhi national fellow by UGC, Govt of India.