Regulating bio-invasion in Banni grasslands in Kachchh
Funded by the Small Grants Programme of Global Environment Facility, this study aimed at quantifying the impact of invasion by Prosopis juliflora (Gando Bawal), a thorny shrub, on the habitat as well as the species and suggested mechanisms to control it. Working with the local people and NGOs, was an integral part of the study.
Distribution and status of certain rare species of small mammals in the central Gujarat
Society has taken up a project to find out occurrence, distribution and status of certain rare species of small mammals in the central Gujarat region. The main objectives is to find occurrence, distribution and status of certain, rare mammalian species including Flying squirrel, rusty spotted cat, pangolin, Desert fox, Ratel, Civet Cat and Desert Cat. Find habitat preferences and suggest management strategies for them.
Evaluation and Analysis of Experiments taken up on Eucalyptus and Teak in Godhra and Dangs ranges as well as to study gregarious flowering of Bamboo in Dangs
Evaluation and Analysis of Experiments taken up on Eucalyptus and Teak in Godhra and Dangs ranges as well as to study gregarious flowering of Bamboo in Dangs. Seed plots in Dangs and Godhra ranges were visited to analyse morphological characters of the plants, seed production and Candidate Plus teak (CPT). Suggestions were given for the better seed production. Vansda National Park, Waghai Botanical Garden and Mahal area of the Dangs were surveyed for best Candidate Plus Clumps (CPC) of Bamboos. 100% bamboo flowering was observed in the Dangs forest range.
To create Biodiversity Management Committee
The project is aimed to create Biodiversity Management Committee (BMCs) in 25 Gram Panchayats
, and provide technical support to prepare People's Biodiversity Register (PBR) for these BMCs. This project is sponsored by Gujarat Biodiversity Board, Gandhinagar.
Project sponsored by Gujarat State Biodiversity Board
In addition a separate project sponsored by Gujarat State Biodiversity Board for wetland ecosystem under UNEP GEF project
for formation of BMCs in 15 villages and PBRs for 7 villages. The projects aimed to find out possibility ABS mechanism for these villages for wetland ecosystem.
A Project sponsored by BALCO
A Project sponsored by BALCO on Biodiversity Assessment and Development of Biodiversity Management Plan for mining sites in Chattisgarh area
. The major aspects of the project include documentation of floral and faunal diversity, assessing status of natural habitats like forests and wetlands and prepare biodiversity conservation plan for the area.