Dakshin Foundation | Updates

Hi everyone!

Here’s a little info about Dakshin Foundation -

Dakshin Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. Our mission is to inform and advocate conservation and natural resource management, while promoting and supporting sustainable livelihoods, social development and environmental justice. We adopt interdisciplinary approaches in our research and conservation interventions, drawing from the fields of ecology, conservation biology, sociology, economics, and law. Our work aims at building community capacity for conservation and enhancing community engagement in environmental decision-making. Our goal is to promote ecologically and socially appropriate approaches to conservation and management in coastal and marine ecosystems in India.

Rainmatter Foundation is helping us with our flagship initiative, SeaChange, which is an integrated pathway that aims to secure healthy ecosystems and thriving communities by unlocking local potential, building bridges and strengthening agency. SeaChange is emphatically intersectoral, addressing themes such as coastal livelihoods, resource governance and community health, and innovative in using a range of approaches to engage with different stakeholders in the community, across gender and age. It acknowledges the nuances of place and culture, but is simultaneously designed to scale across the coast of India.

You can read short descriptions of our programmes in this poster.

As for our first update, we’d like to share our latest Biennial Report, covering the period from 2020 to 2022. The report covers the key highlights from this period, and also gives an overview of the work being carried out by us in various geographies across the coasts and islands of India. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the report!

We’ll be sharing more updates soon, so stay tuned!


Welcome to Grove, Marianne!