Claude Alvares is an environmentalist based in Goa, India. He is the editor of the Other India Press publication based in India. The Director of the Goa Foundation,an environmental monitoring action group, Claude Alvares got his PhD from the Technische Hogeschool, Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, in 1976. He lives at Parra, Goawith his wife Padma Shree and environmental lawyer Norma Alvares and three children, Rahul, Samir and Milind.
He is a member of the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). He is also a member of the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee (SCMC) on Hazardous Wastes constituted by the Supreme Court of India. He is the author of the article 'The Great Gene Robbery', published in the Illustrated Weekly of India in 1986.