Rufford Small Grants

The "Program to Conserve the Urban Biodiversity of West Bengal" with School Students, 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 and its precursor in 2004-2005, funded by RSG laid the foundation of the GREEN RHINO Program.

ASED has worked with 16 urban schools in India to create future environmental leaders through our Green Rhinos Program.  More


The project "Girl Students as Nature Leaders" is being conducted by the Association for Social and Environmental Development with the support of Khadim India Limited in Bamunmura Kusumkumari Girls' High School in Madhyamgram, Kolkata

Biodiversity Fairs

In 2011 ASED organized a series of Biodiversity Fairs in four schools of West Bengal, in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts and Kolkata. These were made possible by a grant from the Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal. Three of the fairs were organized in collaboration with Development Research Communications and Services Centre (DRCSC). ASED also participated in two education fairs called Harekarakamba organized by DRCSC.  More



Government Collaboration Projects

Assisted by Dr.Ajit Banerjee to disseminate the findings of the study on "Impact of Joint Forest Management on Livelihood of People living on the Forest Fringes in S.W. districts of West Bengal". The study was conducted by Dr. Banerjee along with Ramakrishna Mission LokSikshaParishad in collaboration with University of East Anglia, UK and supported by Forest Department.  More

Water Quality Project

ASED, along with University of Kentucky, conducted the the water quality project which was funded by the US Consulate, Kolkata. It was collaborative effort between 10 schools from India and 10 schools of Kentucky. Each school was asked to identify and choose an important water body within their local community that influences, and is influenced by, the local community that they would intensively study. They were asked to make different 'wikis' in the form of pictures, videos, pdfs, movies, slideshows, pamphlet, podcast, newspaper article, on the basis of which they were judged on. They also learnt to compare and contrast the water footprint and the water quality in India and the United States. The winning team from India, DAV Durgapur, got to visit Kentucky for More


Poverty Reduction and Food Security through People's Participation in Biodiversity Conservation and Enhancement. In 30 villages of Nandanpur local self-government unit in South Dinajpur district, conducted under the West Bengal Civil Society Support Programme and supported by DFID-UK. More









The project "Girl Students as Nature Conservation Leaders Phase II" was conducted in Kultali C.D. Block and Pathar Pratima C.D.Block, South 24 Parganas in partnership with a local NGO, Baikunthapur Tarun Sangha (BTS) and in Maheshtala. It was conducted from April 2016 to March 2017. More