Hume centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology is an initiative of a group of wildlife conservationists and researchers to work for the protection of ecosystems and wildlife of India. The Centre is named after the late Mr. A.O Hume, the British naturalist who laid the foundations of Indian ornithology. The centre was established in the year 2005, based in Kalpetta, Wayanad district of Kerala, one of the biodiversity rich regions in the Western Ghats.

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Hume Centre undertakes systematic research of the wildlife and the ecosystems and advocates for conservation action for threatened species and ecosystems, hand in hand with local communities, organizations, local, state and national governments. Along with research, the Centre emphasizes on science education among the general public to foster scientific temper in the society. The Centre has specifically addressed the conservation issues relating to birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, small and large mammals for last 12 years. Hume Centre also collaborates with India’s premier research institutes such as National Centre for Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Salim Ali Centre for Ecology and Natural History for various research projects.

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We believe that scientific research is important to understand the environmental changes that affect humans and wildlife. Independent and quality science can sensitizedecision makers and stimulate deeper public understanding about the state of our natural world. The Centre is committed to generate large scale data to inform choices made by decision makers through systematic research and public participation .

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Undertake scientific research and monitoring of wildlife of India so as to enable their conservation

Conduct science education programmes among children, students and the general public on the species interrelationships in the ecosystem

Initiate conservation action with local and state governments for the protection of endangered taxa and ecosystems

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October 14

School Science Program

Biodiversity park inauguration by handing over plant saplings to Mr.Shinu (PTA President) at Athirattukunn H.S. Pulpally.

‎September 17

Kids visit to Hume Centre to have a chit chat with Sree G. Balagopal I A S. Our kids had a wonderful conversation with him about nature and its beings.