Students on a wildlife walk

Youth for Aarey

Date grant awarded: June 16, 2019

Youth for Aarey is a Mumbai-based community that works to preserve and protect Aarey Forest, one of the world’s oldest urban forests and last remaining tribal inhabitants by establishing an environmental awareness and learning hub. The hub engages Mumbai citizens from all walks of life by running experiential programs around environmental issues, such as agroforestry, natural farming, wildlife walks & conservation, climate change resilience, wild medicines, and native tree planting.

Our hub is inclusive – serving as a bridge between tribal communities and urban citizens, facilitating knowledge exchange and creating citywide champions for the protection of our urban forests.