Projects in India
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Projects in India
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Establishing an Asiatic Lion Interpretation Centre for Villages Located near the Kuno Sanctuary, Madhya PradeshThe project will seek to establish an Interpretation Centre for the local community in villages displaced from the Kuno sanctuary and now residing on its periphery. The interpretation centre will translate the latest scientific and popular knowledge on the flora and fauna of Kuno, especially Asiatic Lions, to make it accessible to the local community.
Environment Education Programme in the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary AreaThe two main aims of this project are i) To instill in the village school children the knowledge and appreciation of their rich natural biodiversity and to encourage them to understand the importance of harmonious co-existence between humans and wildlife and ii) Spread awareness on the issues of wildlife and the sanctuary, and discuss possible solutions and planning steps for concrete action towards conservation with community participation.
Kalpavriksh Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary Environment Education ProgrammeThe project has two aims i)To instill in the village school children the knowledge and appreciation of their rich natural biodiversity and to encourage them to understand the importance of harmonious co-existence between humans and wildlife. ii)Spread awareness on the issues of wildlife and the sanctuary, and discuss possible solutions and planning steps for concrete action towards conservation with community participation
Elephant Habitat Management through Community Participation in Selected Villages of the East Karbi Hills of Assam, IndiaThe aims of this project is to employ villagers otherwise engaged in forest destruction in the plantation of two cash crops in the abandoned croplands which will also wean them away from the traditional but less economically viable slash and burn method. Secondly, to establish the socio-economic and land use patterns of the forest villagers to enable the preparation of future conservation action plan and target specific areas for anti-poaching and elephant habitat management activities.
Climate Change, Reef Recovery and the Role of Early Life-History in Structuring Coral Communities in the Lakshadweep Atolls, IndiaThe early life-history processes of coral can have significant functional consequences for reef-scale ecology. In the Lakshadweep Archipelago, this study aims to examine relationships between the stability of settlement substrate, its influence on post-settlement survival of coral genera employing different life-history strategies and how this relates to adult community composition.
Ecological Restoration of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus Santalinus L.) Forests – An Adaptive Collaborative Modelling Supported ApproachThis project aims to develop a community supported ecological restoration strategy with inputs of restoration techniques, species distribution modelling and stakeholders perception identified through research.
Population Survey and Conservation of Two Little-Known Primates, Macaca Munzala and NycticebusArunachal Pradesh in northeastern India is listed among the 200 globally important ecoregions, yet much of its wildlife remains relatively unexplored. The objectives of our study are to conduct population surveys for two virtually unknown primate species that are found there – the nocturnal Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis and the newly discovered Arunachal macaque Macaca munzala - in order to estimate their abundances and evaluate conservation threats affecting their survival in Arunachal Pradesh.
Avian Frugivores – Understanding Determinants of Distribution and Diversity in the Western Ghats, Southern IndiaThe focus of this study is to understand the factors that determine the distribution and diversity of avian frugivores in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot, using a combination of field surveys, secondary data collection and ecological niche modeling. Understanding frugivore species distributions and their role in the ecosystem will facilitate conservation prioritization, and recommendations related to management of threatened species and disturbed habitats
Vulture Conservation ProjectConserving one of the most endangered Bird of India; Vultures in the Wild.
Effect of Forest Disturbance on PollinationThis project will determine the effect of pollination by creatures such as bats and primates on the reproductive efficacy of an important keystone tree species at Kakachi in the southern Western Ghats of India
Effects of Fragmentation on a Keystone Tree Species in the Wet Forest of Southern Western Ghats, IndiaThe project will investigate the effect of forest fragmentation on mutualistic interactions between a keystone species and its associated fauna and flora in a rainforest in southern India. It will see how pollination, seed dispersal and seed predation of a keystone species are affected in fragments and how the survival of this species is important for other biodiversity associated with the tree. This will be the first study in India that attempts to understand to what extent mutualistic interactions are important for the survival of species in fragments.
Assessing the Status and Distribution of Large Mammals in Highwavy and its Environs, Southern Western GhatsThe overall aim of the project is to assess the distribution and to identify conservation zones for the large mammals in the highly fragmented Highwavy environs of southern Western Ghats.
A Herpetological Bio Inventory Survey of TripuraThis project aims to document as many species as possible of herpetofauna that occur in Tripura in order to know the true biological importance of this otherwise data deficient state.
Social Mobilisation and Advocacy for Conservation of Elephants and their HabitatThe aim of the project is to capacitate the local tribes through their children to strengthen harmonious alliances at village and block level with a focus to regain ecological integrity & for sustainable management of forest, reserves by using indigenous knowledge base and technical know-how for conservation of elephants & their habitat.
Crocodilian and Freshwater Turtle Research and Conservation Project, Uttarakhand, IndiaThis study aims at developing baseline information on crocodilian and freshwater turtle populations in Corbett Tiger Reserve. This would be important so as to compare and document population growth and reproductive success of these species within Corbett Tiger Reserve so as to develop effective conservation plans for these species within the Reserve.
Adding Knowledge and Popularizing Bat Conservation in Similipal Biosphere Reserve and its Adjoining Areas, Odisha, IndiaExploring the bat fauna of Similipal Biosphere Reserve and fostering the conservation through outreach activities among local communities, students and forest officials.
Towards Participatory Conservation in the Trans-Himalaya – Conserving Rangelands for Wildlife and People’s LivelihoodsThis project will try to determine the properties that enable certain rangelands to harbour many wild species, whereas others are more extinction-prone and retain only a fraction of their original species pool.
Participation of Local Villagers in Conservation of Indian Gazelle or Chinkara (Gazella Bennettii) in Thar Desert of Rajasthan, IndiaThe study aims to estimate population status, habitat use and awareness in local communities of the Indian Gazelle or Chinkara.
Conservation of Indian Gazelle or Chinkara through Community Support in Thar Desert of Rajasthan, IndiaThe present study aims to conserve remaining populations of Indian Gazelle or Chinkara, through community participation, conservation action plan, advocacy to establish Community Reserve through engagement of villagers for a long-term conservation.
Investigating the Relationship between Humans and Large Mammals in Changthang, Eastern Ladakh, IndiaInvestigating the relationship between humans and large mammals in Changthang, eastern Ladakh, India
Conservation Education and Awareness in the Kuno Landscape, Madhya Pradesh, IndiaMy project is aimed at enhancing children’s sensitivity towards environment and biodiversity through specially designed environment education package developed for them. It will be implemented through the 200 children of the Adharshila Middle School at my project village.
Creating Community Support for Sanjay Gandhi National Park, A Global Biodiversity Hotspot in Mumbai, India: By Valuing and Communicating Ecosystem ServicesThis project aims to rapidly assess ecosystem services, build capacity of key stakeholders, communicate the value of ecosystem services and increase community support for the Park.
A Study of Leopard Diet and Habitat-Use in the Fragmented Rainforests of Anamalai Hills, the Southern Western GhatsThe project aims to understand leopard diet and habitat-use in a fragmented landscape dominated by plantations and surrounding protected area. This will assist in examining patterns of human-leopard conflict and develop strategies for conflict mitigation.
Ecological Status of Artisanal Fisheries Resources Along the Coromandel CoastThe aim of this project is to document the current species composition, abundance and ecological status of fish that are the primary catch of artisanal fishing communities of the Coromandel Coast. This baseline will be used to address the paucity of data in this sector which has the potential to reform the way fisheries management is approached in India, specifically along the Coromandel Coast.