India's vast ecological richness and diverse life forms are confronting a myriad of challenges. Wildlife faces unprecedented exploitation and is declining rapidly. Life-sustaining ecosystems are losing their integrity due to short-sighted policies driven by an insatiable desire for commercial profits. To address these critical conservation challenges, a group of passionate young individuals from Kolkata, came together and formed HEAL in 2017.
Conservation problems are seldom straightforward, and HEAL's approach to solving them is anything but ordinary. Embracing a multipronged strategy, we craft interventions that encompass scientific research, communities engagement through transformative programs, wildlife and environmental crime investigations, liaising with enforcement authorities and policymakers, and filing of Public Interest Litigations in pursuit of environmental justice. We believe not only in enforcing laws but also in shaping policies that ensure a sustainable balance between human activities and the preservation of our unique ecosystems.
HEAL comprises a dedicated executive team, a vibrant and enterprising field team, and a stellar group of advisory members. Other than this we have a strong volunteer base and member network all across West Bengal.
Co-founder and President
Co-founder, CEO and Executive Director
Co-founder and Director: Conservation and Ecology Program
Co-founder and Secretary
Communication and Outreach Officer
Prerna Singh Bindra
Naturalist & Birder
Zonal Coordinator: Cooch Behar
Zonal Coordinator: Murshidabad
Zonal Coordinator: Malda
Field Officer: Jhargram
Field Officer: Murshidabad
Field Officer: Purulia