EcoNiche is a conservation consultancy based in Goa. We work with partners across India to develop  evidence-informed, equitable, and inclusive approaches & actions to address challenges facing our marine & coastal environment. We provide guidance and support to identify, synthesise and assess what works, how, for whom and at what cost.




With experience of real-world projects, understanding of the coastal conservation sector, and insight into stakeholder needs and perspectives, we support with project proposal and strategy design and development, project impact evaluations and resilience and capacity assessments.



In partnership with conservation leaders across India, we provide hands-on biodiversity expertise, developed across a broad range of backgrounds, through the development of monitoring and evaluation practices, design of knowledge materials and communication of results to a wide range of stakeholders.



We facilitate connections between practitioners, organisations, businesses, local communities, and research institutions, for shared-value conservation impacts. Our integrated and collaborative approaches allow us to interpret complex information and deliver clear, easily digestible advice. 

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Climate change is a long-term reality; its story is about our communities and lives. Children will need to contend with a present, and future, of food, water and biodiversity crises. They need to be prepared to live in a rapidly-changing climate, particularly in vulnerable regions, like our coastlines. Many educators have little or no formal training or resources to teach the subject. With the ever-changing research on climate change, formal education systems do not address climate change in integrated and locally relevant ways. Working with partners across India, we are developing tools to easily convey complex climate science in relatable ways, and engage children in meaningful climate action. Download our activity booklet which explores climate change (with a focus on Tamil Nadu). Stay tuned for more!


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SDMRI has been working with Nisha and EcoNiche, for over a decade, in marine conservation research, evaluation and strategy. It has been a pleasure working with them; they are dedicated, hard working and technically sound. Our work together has advanced conservation research and is advising managers, practitioners and decision-makers in effective management and governance of vulnerable coastal biodiversity in India.