Because we care
Conservation of wildlife, the environment and ecology, and art and culture is a passion with Tata companies and Tata Trusts. A photo feature showcasing various initiatives
Gardens of green
Trees and vegetation and the ecosystem that nurtures them are the foundation on which the world's food chain is based, the fuel that allows life on the planet to flourish. They are natural carbon sinks, creators of oxygen, producers of millions of natural resources and the very lifeblood of human and animal existence. Unfortunately, the environment that allows greens and browns to bloom on the good earth is in peril due to the ravages of climate change and humankind's insatiable need to consume.
The World Wildlife Fund estimates that at least 10,000 species are going extinct every year. That means 27 species will disappear from the planet every day, including today. As Homo Sapiens encroach on the habitats of all other living things, the animal kingdom is fighting a losing battle. The wildlife on the planet faces threats from shrinking habitats, disappearing sources of food, an increasingly fragile ecosystem and, worst of all, two-legged predators. With the delicate balance of the biosphere being altered irreversibly, it's up to humankind to atone for the damage it has caused by saving what's left of the animal world.
Shades of wonder
"Without culture and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation of art is a gift to the future." The meaning of these words said by Albert Camus, the Algerian-French writer and philosopher, are clear, as is the vitality that the freedoms fuelled by art and culture bring, the bonding between people that they encourage, and the awe they can evoke in human beings of disparate ethnicities and upbringing.