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What we do

NCF was created to provide a scientific leadership to address issues of wildlife conservation in India. Over the last six years, NCF scientists have worked in difficult field conditions across a spectrum of wildlife habitats, from the depths of the coral reefs to the high mountains, gathering a well-balanced understanding of wildlife ecology and human society. NCF follows up on these studies by designing and implementing appropriate conservation action. Using science to guide conservation is what makes NCF's approach distinctive and effective.

Where the money comes from

NCF raises funds for its science and conservation programs mainly through competitive international science and conservation grants. A smaller but significant part of NCF's budget also comes from individual donors

Where the money goes

NCF is a non-profit organization registered under Indian law. NCF strives to channel most of its resources to its field science and conservation programs, keeping its organizational overheads minimal. Over four-fifths of NCF funds raised so far have been utilized for its field programmes, the remainder being used to provide administrative, computer and library support to its programmes.

How you can help

Undertaking field research and conservation requires financial and infrastructural support. NCF needs more support for its programs and for adequately valuing the high order of motivation and professional skills needed to undertake such work. We deeply value any contributions you make to the cause of wildlife conservation by supporting its activities through donations of money or resources such as field equipment and books.

Legal Status and Tax Exemption details:

Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) is a public charitable Trust and is registered as a Non-Profit organisation under the Indian Income Tax Act.

NCF is recognised under:

1. Section 80G of the IT Act 1961 (No.N-13/80G/CIT/Mys/2009-10, dated 24 April 2009) – where any Indian donor is entitled to claim deduction from their taxable income to an extent of 50% of the donation amount.

2. Section 35 clause (ii) of sub-section (1) of the IT Act 1961 (F.No.203/6/2007/ITA-II, dated 18 January 2008) under the category ‘other institution’ where donations made by Indian business organisations or Indian citizens falling under the category of ‘professional’ or ‘self employed business person’ can avail deduction from their taxable income to an extent of 125% of the donation amount.

NCF also has a permanent registration with the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi to receive foreign contributions under the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act. (No.: 094590169—Educational and Social, (NO.II/21022/69(41)/2003 – FCRA-III, dated 4 April 2003).

You can also support NCF's efforts by letting others like yourself know about this institution and its work.

Please send cheques or drafts payable to "Nature Conservation Foundation". Please do not forget to send your contact details. NCF would like to keep you informed about its efforts to conserve India's wildlife.

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