Who we are

Hello! We started ‘Little Planet Foundation’ (LPF) as young students, with a deep interest in wildlife and nature since early childhood. LPF is our non-profit initiative to make a difference to the wildlife and environment. It was this passion which encouraged us to travel to different sanctuaries around the world to pursue wildlife and nature photography as one of the activities to generate awareness. In October 2017 we held our maiden photography exhibition in Mumbai, India.

In addition to the above, our interests involve coding, football, basketball, chess, skiing and diving. As students of the engineering school at University of California at Berkeley and American School of Bombay respectively, it gives us an opportunity to widen our horizon and connect with other students and thought leaders who are equally passionate about conserving the natural ecosystem. As Vice President of Scuba Diving Club at Berkeley (Aryaman), we have been able to closely observe and build awareness about the fragile marine biology.

We are deeply thankful to the leading Indian environmentalist Mr Bittu Sahgal and his team for guiding and allowing us to work with Sanctuary Nature Foundation during breaks from school. We are also thankful to Lokmat Media Groups’ senior journalist Ms Aparna Velankar, Ms Gauri Patwardhan and hundreds of volunteers who have registered on our website for supporting us in our efforts. Lastly, a big thank you to our grandparents and parents, whose constant encouragement led us to embark on this journey.

We sincerely hope that our small efforts will make a positive difference to this world.

Aryaman Darda & Shivaan Darda

Why we exist

We dream of a beautiful world where flora and fauna are nurtured and cared for and development and environment co-exist in harmonious balance. However, reality is far from this ideal situation.

It is our endeavour through ‘Little Planet Foundation’ (LPF) to create awareness and provide support for wildlife, marine life and nature conservation in every possible way. We believe no effort is too small in this direction. LPF will aim to undertake a range of activities for its main cause. We appeal to every person to support us with ideas, experiences, funds and above all moral support in order to achieve our purpose. Become a citizen of the ‘Little Planet’.

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Mission Trail

This section captures interesting information about the places we have visited. Please mouseover the red circles below or click on view more to read

There is an amazing diversity of sealife in the Maldives archipelago, with corals and over 2,000 species of fish, ranging from colorful reef fish to reef sharks, moray eels, and a wide variety of rays: manta ray, stingray, and eagle ray. The Maldivian waters are also home view more...
Cabo Pulmo National Park is a national marine park on the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, spanning the distance between Pulmo Point and Los Frailes Cape, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Cabo San Lucas in the Gulf of California. Bahía Pulmo is home to the oldest of only three coral reefs on the view more...
Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park and view more...
Skaftafell is a preservation area in Öræfi, southeast Iceland. It used to be a manor farm and a national park, but has been a part of Vatnajökull National Park since view more...
United States America
The United States has 60 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. Twenty-eight states have national parks, as do the territories of American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. California has the most (nine), followed by Alaska (eight), Utah (five), and Colorado (four). view more...
South Africa
Kruger National Park- Established in 31st May 1926 Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. view more...
1) Serengeti National Park- 2)Gombe Stream National Park- 3) Ngorongoro Conservation Area- 4) Kilimanjaro National Park- view more...
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state in central India. It is notable as Maharashtra's oldest and largest national park. It is one of India's 50 "Project Tiger" - tiger reserves view more...
Once again I was in love with the surroundings and just being by myself and spending some quality family time. Going for 6 days without wi-fi is something view more...
It was one of the best trips of my life. I generally love Kenya and living in pure wilderness but this trip view more...

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