To become a self sustaining premier conservation centre that empowers right action through environmental education and state of the art scientific training in environmental field studies.
Overview and History
Initially, KCRE was a label under which we conducted camps in Agumbe and at various places around Agumbe (such as Someshwara and Kuppali, among others). In 2013, KCRE established its camp site in Guddekere, about eight miles north of Agumbe, and conducted its first camp there in March.
In Jan 2012 we started the Scientific Training on Reptile Management (STORM) series of workshops to help amateur snake handlers and rescuers learn correct and ethical methods of snake handling. This workshop is helping aspiring snake rescuers, ecology students and reptile enthusiasts not only save snakes using safe methods but also respect snakes. This outlook has brought in a sea change among people’s views (onlookers, aspiring snake rescuers, students, forest officials etc) where now snakes are treated with respect rather than as a mere object to handle and get noticed. A change which we desperately aspired for, and seeing it happening is a reward in itself.
KCRE believes in collaboration as a way to reach people from diverse backgrounds. Organisations with expertise in the fields of Adventure, Wildlife, Experiential learning, Wildlife photography and Environmental Education work closely with us.
KCRE collaborates with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Woodyadventures, Naturemates, Nomads, Darter Photography, Amoghavarsha Photography, Birdwing Travel and Photography, Chennai Trekking Club, Bangalore Mountaineering Club, Mumbai Travelers and more.