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    Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

ATREE is committed to supporting the communities that we have worked with over the decades during this Pandemic. ATREE has long time affiliations with marginalised communities in BR and MM Hills, Banni, KMTR, Vembanad. These communities need immediate help in a covid-19 affected world. We are sharing the details of the communities and how the funds raised will be used to provide support to these families. They need the relief immediately and we approach our collaborators, donors, associates, friends, and families to contribute towards this effort. ATREE aims to raise Rs. 75 Lakhs for vulnerable communities we work with across India.

Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR): Tribal families in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, and Kanyakumari districts who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19. We aim to raise funds for 120 Kani tribal families in Tirunelveli district, 400 Kani tribal families in Kanyakumari, and around 60 families of Paliyars in Tenkasi district. The funds will be used to provide them with relief packages. ATREE will collaborate with Arumbugal Trust ( at Tirunelveli in distributing the relief packages.

Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary and Male Mahadeshwara Hills (BR hills and MM hills): The Soliga tribal community in BR and MM hills are especially vulnerable. The funds will support 4000 families and 300 Soliga tribal students with relief packages. ATREE is collaborating with Soliga Abirudhi Sangha to reach out the families and students in need.

Vembanad, Kerala: In Vembanad, we are reaching out to coir workers and houseboat staff who have experienced livelihood losses during the lockdown. Through our efforts, we hope to support about 800 families of coir workers and 500 houseboat staff in the region. We will work closely with the Muhamma Panchayath in aiding these families.

Bhuj and Kutch, Gujarat: In Bhuj and across villages of Kutch many very poor families are facing acute financial constraints. The effect of the lockdown has impacted their livelihoods leaving them unable to procure basic necessities like milk and medicines. We would like to reach out to about 700 families whom we have identified to ensure that they do not slip into further vulnerability. ATREE in collaboration with our  local partner in the region, the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), Bhuj, Kutch.

This can provide these vulnerable communities with basic support to tide over these difficult times. Contributions can be made through bank transfers. There are currently no tax deductions available for contributions. We request all contributors to drop us a line to with your name and the reference number of the transaction. We thank you for your contribution to this cause.

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