Welcome to Thanal

We started in 1986 as a small group of nature enthusiasts to bring environmental awareness to the people. Our aim was to raise an environmentally conscious generation by conducting studies on natural history and bringing environmental education to schools and colleges.

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The persistent interventions of Thanal in the sectors related to environment and development have created long lasting positive impact in the society, I should say. May it in the sector of agriculture, pesticides and health, chemical toxicity and waste management, it is very evident.

Mr. Harish Vasudevan

Environmental Activist, Lawyer

Despite of changes in governments Plantation Corporation continued spraying of endosulfan for decades, Thanal came with the right kind of support – technical and legal - that helped us to get this chemical banned in India.

Mrs. M K Leela Kumari Amma

Agriculture Assistant(Rtd.) & Petitioner against Endosulfan

With the people and for the people, without looking at personal benefit, that is Thanal

Mr. V. S. Vijayan

Former Chariman, Kerala State Biodiversity Board

It was historical that an organization like Thanal who could position a local environmental movement against endosulfan – a chemical pesticide at the global level and persistently fought for getting the deserved support for the state of Kerala which was otherwise impossible under Indian federal sytm

Prof. M A Rahman

Writer & Activist