EcoNiche is an interdisciplinary consultancy based in Goa. We are trusted development & conservation experts supporting responsible organisations to deliver positive ecological & social change, through nature-based solutions that address the biodiversity & climate crises in India.Our vision is self-sustained conservation impact.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) are actions to protect, restore & sustainably manage natural & modified ecosystems that address societal challenges, by providing benefits & key services for people & nature. NbS are underpinned by healthy ecosystems, & address challenges including climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity loss, water & food insecurity, & sustainable economic development, all critical components to sustainable development. We support our partners throughout their nature-based solutions project cycles.
WHAT WE DO
Plan & Develop
Projects & Programmes
We support our partners throughout their conservation project or programme cycle, using a wholistic thinking approach. This involves, amongst other things, project planning, stakeholder mapping, community needs-based assessments, feasibility studies, risk & resilience assessments, proposal writing and design of monitoring & evaluation frameworks.
Monitor, Verify & Report
We support our partners with measuring, evaluating and communicating the ecological and social impacts of their actions, in alignment with their own, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We design customised monitoring & evaluation frameworks to collect reliable quantitative & qualitative data, drawing patterns through statistics, stories and experiences.
Support & Build
We support our partners by facilitating and coordinating collaborations between communities, grassroots organisations, NGOs, technical and scientific experts, funders, and decision-makers, with shared visions to deliver positive ecological and social impacts that address societal challenges including the biodiversity and climate crises.
TYPES OF PROJECTS WE WORK WITH
Restoring & Protecting Ecosystems
Our projects support evidence-backed, community-led plantation & restoration of natural ecosystems like forests, wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, & seagrass, to reinstate critical ecological functionality & enhance climate action.