Projects in India
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Projects in India
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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.
The Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, IndiaConservation resources for Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary: a biodiversity inventory with indigenous community participation
Assessment of Faunal Diversity along the Laterite Landscapes of Karnataka's Coastal Plains and Conservation of the Same through Wide Scale Community InvolvementThe project aims to collect definitive data on major faunal groups on lateritic habitats and disseminate the same through awareness campaigns, documentaries and community involvement.
Conservation of Microchiropteran Bats and their Habitat through Research and Community ParticipationThis year long project investigates breeding biology and habitat preferences shown by microchiropteran bats in and around Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat. Capacity building of individuals by providing opportunities to students will be the core focus of this project. Community-based bat conservation programme for local populace and tourists and educational activities are also proposed herein.
An Integrated Approach Towards Conservation of Bats and their HabitatsEducation and awareness on bats is the focal theme of this project that aims at quelling associated myths and highlight their importance in our ecosystem as pollinators or natural pest controlling agents. Identifying potential threats to their natural/anthropogenic habitats and detailed studies of trends associated with seasonal niche sharing is also proposed herein.
Hormonal and Behavioural Correlates of Musth in Male Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)The project aims to descripe the behavioural characteristics and endocrine correlates of musth in tusker and tuskless Asian elephants.
Fisheries By Catch and its Impact on Marine Biodiversity in the Ecologically Fragile Gulf of Mannar Biosphere ReserveThe project aims at systematic documentation of by catch in Gulf of Mannar, India, the study will also aim to identify fishing gear that are less destructive and provide a set of recommendations that can be incorporated into the management plan of this ecologically sensitive marine protected area.
Evaluating the Efficiency of Restoration Efforts in Reviving Ecosystem Health Using Ants as Indicators or Restoration SuccessThis project looks at whether restoration efforts in Attappady hills successfully provide habitat for a diverse assemblages of ants and do results from monitoring such communities provide a meaningful way to evaluate restoration success?
Book on Golden Langur as a Tool for its Conservation in the State of Assam, IndiaThe primary aim of this project is to introduce Golden langur to a larger section of people beyond scientific community and to carry the message of conservation of this endangered species by bringing about two popular books, one each in English and Assamese language respectively.
Strengthening Legal Support for Wildlife Conservation IndiaA project to support grassroot NGOs in protecting wildlife and its habitat through the innovative use of new legal forums and capacity building.
Setting Up a National Level “Environment Impact Assessment Resource & Response Centre” (ERRC), New Delhi, IndiaThe centre is in response to the need to keep a watch, as well as challenge Environment Impact Assessment reports which are based of inadequate and improper assessment of the impact of developmental activities on wild flora and fauna.
Assessing Resilience in Coral Reef Seascape: Bleaching Responses and Recovery in the Lakshadweep ArchipelagoIn the wake of repeated mass bleaching of corals in the Lakshadweep Archipelago, this project aims to assess the buffer capacity of these reefs within a predictive framework of resilience.
Understanding Drivers of Coral Reef Resilience in the Face of Climate Change in the Lakshadweep ArchipelagoIn the wake of repeated mass bleaching of the Lakshadweep atoll reefs, our work attempts to understand patterns of change and stability by establishing a predictive reef monitoring network across the archipelago.
Tigers and Tourism: Building Stakeholder Collaboration for ConservationThe project aims to promote ecotourism in the buffer zone of Bandhavgarh National Park to create long-term solutions for tiger conservation, improve livelihoods for local communities, and support the implementation of Government of India’s conservation policy.
Hornbill Hotspots: Identifying Distribution Patterns and Conservation Needs of Five Hornbill Species in Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern HimalayaThis project aims to understand the patterns of distribution of five hornbill species and relative influences of hunting and habitat degradation on hornbills in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Impact of Hunting on Seed Dispersal and Recruitment in Tropical Forests of North-East IndiaThe aim of this project is to look at impacts of hunting on 1) hornbill and pigeon abundances, 2) visitation and fruit removal rates of select large-seeded fruit plants by hornbills and pigeons, 3) the spatial patterns of seed dispersal and 4) seedling, sapling and juvenile abundance of large-seeded tree species.
Assessing the Scope for Pollinator-Friendly Agriculture in the Peri-Urban Landscape of Bangalore, IndiaThe aim of the study is to look at the role of urban pressure in affecting the land use as well as management of the farming practices and its consequences on the pollination service along the peri-urbanized areas of Bangalore, India. In short, the study will examine the effects of rapid urbanization on pollination services that peri-urban ecosystems provide, to support the city markets of Bangalore.
Assessment of Human-Wolf Conflict in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra to Devise Conflict Mitigation Methods for Forestry Managers and the Local CommunityThis project aims to understand the impact of wolf depredtion on livestock husbandry in the study region, by gathering data on human demographics and husbandry practices, and understanding wolf ecology. Our ultimate goal is to obtain a holistic picture of the conflict that will allow us to suggest measures to reduce losses incurred by local residents due to depredation by wolves.
Community-Based Mitigation of Human-Wildlife Conflict Around the Singalila National Park, IndiaThis project aims to understand the extent and intensity of HWC in SNP and hope to identify and initiate community-based initiatives to reduce impacts of human wildlife conflict.
Community-Based Mitigation of Human-Wildlife Conflict around the Singalila National Park, IndiaThere are two aims for this project i. Advocate for the recognition of Human Wildlife Conflict in Singalila National Park in the conservation discourse and ii. Initiate community-based initiatives to reduce impacts of human wildlife conflict.