Projects in India
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Projects in India
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Identifying Key Issues for the Conservation of Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus) in Rajnilgiri” Odisha, Eastern IndiaThe project’s main intentions are to identify the key issues of conflict arising due to the Rajnilgiri Sloth bear population and seek solutions by community participations for the co-existence of human and Sloth bear in a human dominated landscape.
Status and Safe Exploitation of Marine Ornamental Fishes and Invertebrates of Gulf of Mannar, Tamilnadu: An Expensive Reserve for ConservationThe project aims to study the perception and attitude of fishermen towards the trade and conservation of marine ornamental fishes and invertebrates, identifying key fishing zones and market discrepancies from collectors to hobbyists in the Gulf of Mannar region.
Living with Snow Leopards: Wildlife Conservation through Education and Capacity Building Amongst Indigenous Communities of the Spiti Trans-HimalayaInitiate a conservation education programme by establishing Nature Clubs in rural schools, developing locally relevant resource material/modules for conservation education, training local youth and teachers, and establishing Youth Awareness Clubs in villages.
Children for Snow Leopards – Strengthening Conservation Education and Awareness in Rural Himalayan Schools to Aid Community-Based Wildlife ConservationThrough a focused and systematic conservation education programme consisting of nature education camps and other outdoor activities targeting 30 schools (nearly 1,500 children and 50 teachers) in two important snow leopard habitats in the Indian Himalaya, we aim to improve their awareness and attitudes towards local wildlife, especially the endangered snow leopard and aid in its conservation.
Conservation of Indian One Horned Rhinoceros in AssamCapacity building of local community to strengthen one horned rhino conservation awareness campaign and extension in fringes of Orang and Manas national parks as well as developing model for rehabilitation of ex poachers cum conservationists of Manas national park.
Strengthening One Horned Rhinoceros Conservation in Gap AreasThe aim of this project is to aid Rhino conservation in gap areas through habitat suitability study, mapping of invasive species, strengthen patrolling of volunteers in untouched zone of Manas biosphere reserve and survey on alternative livelihood in fringes of Orang national park including continuing conservation education .
How to Manage Exotic Timber Plantations in the Natural Shola Forest-Grassland Matrix on Sky Islands in the Western GhatsIn this project I plan to produce a documentary to explain the facts behind the exotic timber plantations in Shola habitat and native forest growth, in addition to documenting the perceptions of different stakeholders.
Integrated Conservation Planning in the Human-Dominated Landscape of a Global Biodiversity Hotspot―Kodagu District of the Western Ghats, IndiaIntegrated conservation planning involves data analysis of physical, human and political geography of the region and incorporates traditional knowledge of local stakeholders. This research will study the central region of Kodagu district as a case study which is a mosaic of forest patches interspersed with large coffee estates, small farms and is frequented by elephants from surrounding forests that results in human-elephant conflict. A landscape approach will be used for conservation planning using Geospatial technologies and Geodesign to integrate all information.
Setting Up Snake Helpline Clubs in Four Towns of OrissaThis project aims to reduce the level of mortality from snake bites by establishing Snake Helpline Clubs. Trained volunteers will participate in snake rescue and relocation, and campaigns of leaflets and videos will improve public awareness.
Assessing the Ecological Impact of Tourism and Developing Ecotourism through Stakeholder Participation for Conservation of Kas Plateau, Maharashtra, IndiaThe present project focuses on addressing threats posed by drastically rising tourism (around 350,000 tourists were estimated by the local forest department in the year 2011) on Kas plateau, part of the Western Ghats sub cluster, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Examining the Implementation and Influence of Conservation Induced Relocation and Forest Rights Act on Livelihood of TribalsiIn Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, IndiaThe study aims to examine the implementation and influence of conservation induced relocation and Forest Rights Act on the livelihood of forest dwelling tribal communities in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve in India.
Effect of Livestock Grazing on the Health and Social Systems of Blue Sheep and IbexThis project seeks to document the extent to which the health of blue sheep and ibex populations is affected by competition and coexistence with livestock. We also attempt to understand their mating systems and age structured reproductive success.
Conservation and Monitoring of Tiger Population in Manas National Park through Field Techniques and Capacity Building of Local StakeholdersThis project attempts the the first ever estimation of tiger population in Manas by specifically designed camera.
Developing Compass of Environmental Education Tourism in Community Forests (Van Panchayats): Learning to SustainabilityThe project aims on to develop a road map for mainstreaming Environmental Education Tourism for school children in participation with the community forestry for strengthening the livelihood based management of natural resources.
Strengthening Traditional Community Forest Management Institutions for Biodiversity Conservation in the HimalayasStrengthening traditional community forest management institutions for biodiversity conservation in the Himalayas
Capacity Building for Biodiversity Conservation in Community Forest Management in HimalayasThis project aims to examine capacity building for management of Community Forests and Biodiversity conservation
Degraded Forest, South Western Ghats, IndiaAssessing the catalytic role of plantations in restoring the native forest plant diversity in the degraded forests of South Western Ghats, India
Snake CharmersThe aim of the project is to set up by the Wildlife Trust of India to study the Jogi-Nath snake charming communities in North India
Community Education and Conservation of Neglected Fauna in a Neglected Hotspot – Caecilians (Order Gymnophiona) of North East IndiaCaecilians are feared as fatally venomous ‘snakes’. Knowledge dispels fears - this project aims to create awareness through community education for a positive human-caecilians co-occurrence, primarily through grassroots conservation.
Developing Strategies for Conservation of Threatened Endemic Biodiversity of the Sacred Groves of Central Western GhatsThe project aims to study endemic biodiversity in the sacred groves of Uttara Kannada region of the Central Western Ghats in context to their current distribution and threat status. The study result could be utilized to identify the drivers of change and formulate action plan to conserve the groves with the help of local community.
Consumer Control and Vegetation Response: The Fire-Vegetation-Grazing Dynamics in the Western Himalayan LandscapeThis study aims at a better understanding of the fire-vegetation-grazing dynamics in the Western Himalayan landscape which could help in rationalizing the existing management practices.
Mammals on the Margin – Documenting Recent Changes to Large Mammal Distributions in a Densely Populated Biodiversity HotspotWe aim to combine interview-based surveys of key informants with the conceptual framework of occupancy estimation to assess recent historical changes in the distributions of large mammals in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, India.
Mahseer’s as Flagships for Freshwater Fish Conservation in Western Ghats – Participatory Assessment of Stock Status and Harvest Levels in Chalakudy and Periyar Rivers of KeralaConservation of freshwater fish resources depends on stewardship and knowledge. This project aims to conserve the threatened endemic Mahseer species of Chalakudy and Periyar rivers in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in Kerala, India, by collecting population dynamics and harvest data to inform management decisions.
Faunal Inventory and Conservation of Threatened Community Forest in MeghalayaThe project aims to carry out an inventory of birds and mammals diversity using community knowledge and scientific methods in the community forests and use geographic and biodiversity data to identify and prioritize important areas for conservation.
Understanding the Dynamics and Market of Illegal Hunting for Conservation of Wetlands and Waterfowl in Human Dominated Agricultural Landscapes of Southern IndiaUnderstanding of the dynamics and market of illegal hunting, its spatio-temporal distribution, impacts and scale to devise effective management regimes that suit local needs and perceptions; thereby securing the future of wetlands and waterfowl communities across the landscape.