A few times a month children of tea estate workers meet to learn about elephants, conservation, the environment and Climate Change. We offer a unique program, building awareness and confidence about conservation through art, games and films. We see real, measurable changes on the ground when kids take the message back to their homes.
We welcome educators and volunteers who have skills with children to join us in spreading knowledge and joy. Spend 2 weeks, 2 months or a lifetime. We promise fun and deep fulfilment.
We have developed an early warning system alerting our security network across the estate when there is elephant movement. With key staff and security personnel in place we are able to create a 400m wide corridor where elephants are undisturbed. With human movement restricted we limit the chances of encounters with the herds and thus prevent casualties.
Help us train staff and security in scores of other tea estates around North Bengal. Knowledge of Hindi, Bengali and or Nepali is essential.
In an increasingly fragmented landscape where "development projects" take precedence over any other consideration it is imperative that we rewild and restore even the smallest available patch of land for elephants and other flora and fauna. The first experiment is rewilding 100 acres of non-tea growing land at Nuxalbari Tea Estate with native species trees, shrubs and grasses and creating water bodies.
Love trees? Love gardening? Have a green thumb? Join us in greening our corner of the planet. Volunteers required from end April-early July.
There is too much violence in the world. There is also much violence when elephant herds and humans meet: either elephants get killed or humans get killed. We work to understand the problems of community stakeholders. We work in neighbouring villages to cool tempers, to help elephants and humans have a peaceful coexistence.
Volunteers would need to have experience working in the field with marginal farming communities, have ample confidence and strong communication skills in Hindi, Bengali and or Nepali.