Young Crusaders to Protect Kolkata’s Biodiversity

by Association for Social and Environmental Developme


ASED plans to conduct thirty Green Crusader camps for groups of twenty-five middle-school students from ten Government schools so that they become leaders and conserve the biodiversity of Kolkata.
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With increasing urbanization in Kolkata, the biodiversity is under threat. Climate change is affecting our lives. Youth are a very powerful force and can act as catalysts in biodiversity conservation. Students of many Government schools in Kolkata belong to low income families and lack the opportunity to learn about the biodiversity of their surroundings although they may have a great interest in knowing and protecting it. These youth will be trained and motivated in becoming green leaders.


The project will open the eyes of youth to the urban biodiversity present in Kolkata and the need to protect it. They will be motivated to act as catalysts for biodiversity conservation in their immediate surroundings.

Long-Term Impact

Increase in awareness among school students about urban biodiversity conservation and its implications.These youth will be propagators of the message of biodiversity conservation among other students, their own families and community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Association for Social and Environmental Developme

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
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Project Leader:
Diti Mookherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal India

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