About Us

Founded on 19 August 1999, Samrakshan started working for equitable and sustainable livelihoods for remote rural communities subsisting in or around biodiversity-rich areas of India. Samrakshan’s mission is to promote socially just policies and practices of conservation and livelihood through field initiatives in the areas of sustainable livelihood, research and education. In both its two field locations in Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya, Samrakshan worked with poor and marginal households, mostly belonging to vulnerable groups notified as Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution of India. Currently, Samrakshan continues to work in Madhya Pradesh with the Sahariya Adivasi community.