Donate a Tree
WRCS is carrying out a project for Conservation of Private Forests. Tree plantation on private land is an important component of this project. We plant useful native species such as jack fruit, kokum, mango, awla, jambhul, tamal patra, hirda, behda, sawar, narkya and bamboo on private land belonging to local persons. Plantation of useful trees motivates the owners to protect them. Tree plantation is carried out at the beginning of monsoon. For the rest of the year we carry out maintenance activities such as fencing, weeding, watering and protection from fire. Maintenance is carried out for three years. By the end of this period the seedlings become sufficiently established to survive on their own. Tree plantation helps to protect the saplings and trees that already exist on the plantation area. The entire area gradually grows into a forest.
Our annual tree plantation target is 10,000 seedlings. We have introduced the scheme Donate a Tree for tree plantation in the project area. For every Rs. 150 that you donate we will plant a seedling and protect it for three years. You can donate any number of trees. If you donate Rs. 1,000 or more we can issue an 80G certificate for income tax exemption.
We would welcome an annual commitment from you for donating to tree plantation at Koyna. We will contact you at the appropriate time every year for your donation.
Our projects are carried out with financial support from national and international conservation grants, government grants, grants from private sector companies and individual donors. Individual donations are very helpful for filling specific needs. Your donations will help us to increase the reach of our ongoing work as well as take up new activities. Ultimately your donations help in conservation of India’s wildlife. If you want to discuss any specific interventions please write to us or call us. Other projects to which you can contribute are:
How to contribute
Donations may be made online (click the Donate button below) or by cheque or bank transfer in name of “Wildlife Research and Conservation Society”. You can write to us at email@example.com or from the Contact Us page. Donations by Indian citizens are eligible for income tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.