Welcome to Vanashakti

Vanashakti is a Mumbai based non profit, non-governmental environmental organization that strives to address issues of environmental conservation at all levels using education, awareness and litigation to achieve its objectives. A key role performed by Vanashakti is that of a Public Information Initiative (PII) seeking to inform all the constituents of the interplay between factors, opening our eyes to a number of issues that would otherwise be swept under the carpet.

Our thrust areas are forest, mangrove and wetland protection, environmental education for both urban and rural schools, livelihoods for forest based communities and scientific investigation into local environmental degradation.

Founded by citizens who are committed to fulfilling their constitutional obligation to protect the environment, Vanashakti was born because we believe that India can progress only as long as her people are nurtured and its resources used sustainably. We believe that our planet is entrusted to us to be used sustainably and handed over to the next generation with all its glory and values intact. Mankind's responsibility towards the conservation of wildlife and forests cannot be undermined or forgotten and they must be made aware of the stake they hold in the world around them. Our mission therefore, is to inculcate among all a sense of personal and collective responsibility to protect and conserve our natural wealth and resources.We believe that creating informed, aware and proactive individuals who, through participatory efforts can bring about short term as well as long lasting change.

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Our Vision

To spread the truth about the critical role played by forests in human wellbeing.

Our Mission

To protect the last remaining fragments of biodiversity in the Indian landscape by demonstrating the critical link between ecosystems and human welfare through Communication, Community Building and Projects.

Our Objectives

  • To build awareness among decision makers, influencers and the public.
  • To conserve habitats which are crucial for sustaining life on this planet.
  • To support conservation projects and people who work in the area of conservation.

  • The oceans are the planet's last great living wilderness, man's only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species

Our Current Focus

Outreach and Drives




Community Engagement

Legal Intervention

Awareness Programmes

Our Volunteer Programs

Vanashakti conducts a wide spectrum of projects including field visits to different habitats and teaching projects in schools in the Mumbai metropolitan area. Our projects provide everyone an opportunity to learn about the environment.

Internet Based Research
Tree Plantation
Wetland Restoration and Conservation
Educational Programmes