The Salem Ornithological Foundation (SOF) is a youth-led, registered, not-for-profit organization established in 2017 in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. Our goal is to contribute to the knowledge and conservation of Salem’s birdlife, environment, biodiversity and climate change through education, research and innovative solutions. We work in different habitats ranging from wetlands, forests, scrub jungles, farmlands to the mountains of Eastern Ghats. Education programmes are closest to our hearts because we strongly believe that children are the seeds of hope towards creating a sustainable and peaceful world. We also take focused measures to encourage the participation and leadership of women in conservation initiatives. In addition to promoting bird and nature conservation, our work also aspires to enhance and protect the livelihood options for the local, rural and tribal communities.