Founded by the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, ANET was set up as a field station to promote research and conservation of the unique biological and cultural diversity of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


  • ANET promotes interdisciplinary approaches of study and research in both natural and social sciences towards positive change in the islands.
  • As a centre for island ecology, ANET facilitates research with individuals and organizations with similar visions and goals.
  • ANET contributes to biodiversity conservation in the islands through education, and linkages with government, local agencies, institutions and communities.