Nature Mates aspires to develop an understanding of nature from all aspects and plan issue-based activities to develop a safe and healthy haven for humans and non-humans to co-exist with mutual respect.
Total families Benefited at Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve
Numbers of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation successfully executed
Numbers of butterflies reared and released
Numbers of trees restored
Nature Mates-Nature Club, a Kolkata based NGO works in the field of Wildlife Conservation and Awareness Generation. They have worked in various projects related to Conservation of Biodiversity, Forest and Wildlife under the Directorate.
Pradeep ShuklaEx PCCF & HOFF - West Bengal Forest Department
Arjan Basu Roy is known to me since 2005 and we have worked together in various projects of Forest Department, Govt of West Bengal. He and his courageous team working on ground level of Sundarbans venturing in the deepest part of the forest to understand it’s various aspects. Nature Mates have done several projects, creating the first mangrove butterfly garden to making the first verified navigation maps of the southern parts of Indian Sunderbans, participating in all the tiger census, working for the Bhagabatpur Crocodile project making it more scientific and interactive for the visitors.
Arjan and his team have worked with fishermen community and promoted awareness about Sundarbans among students, trained nature guides.
He is the perfect leader for a honest, enthusiastic young group, which I believe is doing excellent work for the cause of wildlife protection, wildlife research and awareness generation.
Lipika Ray, IFSCCF - Working Plan and GIS, West Bengal Forest Department
The organization, Nature Mates-Nature Club has handled many Government and private projects in the field of conservation especially development of butterfly gardens in different areas in West Bengal and other States. I have found the whole team to be very passionate, dedicated and efficient in all aspects of their work. They have been a guge help in successfully executing conservation projects of State Forest Department, Govt of WB. I hope they will continue their good work in future and wish them success.