Goa Foundation

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 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.