The Goa Foundation is the most well known of Goa’s environmental action groups. Founded in 1986 by a group of Goan environmentalists each flighting his or her own individual environmental battles, the organisation today commands the respect of judiciary, government and the general public for persisting with its environment agenda for more than three decades.

The work of the Foundation spans different areas and fields, all related in some way or another with the conservation of Goa’s natural environment


The Highlights Reel

The Goa Foundation was founded in the year 1986, celebrating its 25 years in 2011. The “Highlights” provides a summary of the main events of those 25 years and beyond.

Protecting Goa's Amazing Forest Cover

The Goa Foundation’s efforts to protect Goa's amazing forests go back two decades. This is the first systematic introduction to this work of the organisation.

The Goa Foundation and Goa's Wildlife Sanctuaries

The State of Goa has several Protected Areas, declared as wildlife sanctuaries under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The following list makes up the wildlife sanctuaries notified so far.

Mining in Goa

The Goa’s Foundation’s legal work on mining, stretching 25 years – from 1992 – culminated in two detailed and conclusive judgments by the Supreme Court of India that put an end to mining in Goa.

Goenchi Mati official website

A new window into the Goan Iron Ore Permanent Fund set up under the direction of the Supreme Court of India in the Goa Foundation mining case.

GF Legal Aid for Environmental Issues

Public Interest Litigation repository


A blog to record activities.


Completed Projects