Mission of the organisation: To promote the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats through education, scientific research and captive breeding. Efforts are focused on, but are not limited to, Indian species and ecosystems and include both in-situ and ex-situ components.
Objectives of the organisation: The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) is one of the oldest non-government environmental organizations in Asia. MCBT works in conjunction with a range of partners towards the achievement of a number of conservation objectives using multidisciplinary skills and inputs. At MCBT, we believe that education is the ultimate key to long term sustainable conservation. We devote a large part of our time and resources towards educating people of all ages and backgrounds in the importance of conserving natural ecosystems.
Date of Establishment: 26 August 1976
Geographical Area of Project: This project focuses on 4 rivers in North-Central India (Rivers Betwa, Ken, Tons, Son). The proposed study area lies between 24 - 26°N & 79.3 - 85°E.
Target species/habitats covered by the organisation: Reptiles and amphibians, with a regional focus on Indian species, but an international interest.
Project 13054253 location - India, Asia