About us

Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society (EGWS) is a non-profit organisation which promotes community-based wildlife conservation in the Eastern Ghats region of South India through education, conservation-oriented research, public participation, institutional capacity building and sustainable development. It is registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001 with a vision to conserve the biodiversity of Eastern Ghats through harmonizing public with nature.

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Conservation efforts

EGWS is leading conversation of biodiversity with the help of our amazing volunteers and support by partners.

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Snake Conservation

Conservation of King Cobras in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh ​

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Fishing Cat Project

Conservation and monitoring of Fishing Cats and their ecosystem ​

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Smooth-Coated Otter

Smooth-coated Otters

Conservation Status Survey of Smooth-coated Otters in the Krishna River Delta

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Vizag Urban Wildlife

​ Threats to urban ecosystems due to rapid urbanisation

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Education and Awareness

Education & Outreach

Educating and raising awareness about Wildlife and Environment

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Rusty-spotted Cat Project

Rusty Spotted Cat

​ Conservation of Rusty-spotted Cats in the North Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh

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Indian Pangolin Conservation Program

Conservation status survey of Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata in the Northern Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Venomous snakebites have been declared a major crisis by the World Health Organization, and about half of the snakebite deaths worldwide – nearly 50,000 – occur in India. Venomous and harmless snakes alike are feared and often attacked on sight, provoking more bites. Despite their protected status and ecosystem benefit – including eating other snakes – King cobras are vulnerable to killings and more study is needed about their population in the Eastern Ghats.

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