Ecological Restoration of burnt mine dumps at Panandhro Lignite Mine

The project initiated by Gujarat Mining Development Corporation for restoration of spoilt mine dump sites at Panandhro, Kachchh. Gujarat Ecology Society was given the task of bringing out suitable protocol for best restoration practice that could be adopted in Panandhro through well designed experiments in 4 Ha area.

Assessing the water quality of four ponds (Limda, Alva, Gulabpura and Amodar) around the factory premises of Apollo Tyres Limited, Gujarat.

Apollo Tyres Foundation sponsored the second phase of project to study the ecology of four wetlands around their premises viz., Alwa, Limda, Amodar and Gulabpura. The project findings as compared with the past data in case of two wetlands Alwa and Limda and management strategies suggested accordingly.

Conservation of Alwa and Limda Ponds

Apollo Tyres Foundation sponsored the study for conservation of two wetlands. The project activities included ecology of the ponds; create awareness among the locals on importance of wetland and preparation of identification manual of flora and fauna.

Study of Coastal Ecology and Environment Management of Alang Ship Recycling Yard

Study of Coastal Ecology and Environment Management of Alang Ship Recycling Yard. Sponsored by GMB to study Pollution at Alang and adjoining area of the Gulf, future development of projects and its impact on Mangrove fish diversity, and Avian habitat, livelihood (fishery, agriculture), and study climatic sea level and geomorphic changes which finally will help to prepare a comprehensive management plan of Alang. Earlier in 1996, GES had done a restoration study on Alang.

Conservation of Harni Wetlands, Vadodara

Realizing the ecological concerns related with the degradation of wetlands, a project to help restoration of Harni wetlands was undertaken. The study aimed at assessing the water quality suggesting strategies to improve water availability and the environment around the area.

Conservation of wetlands in and around Vadodara city

Considering the degraded state of wetlands in Vadodara city society has undertaken a MoEn & F sponsored project on "Conservation of wetlands in and around Vadodara city". The study intended to bring out the status of the wetlands and suggest conservation strategies of few wetlands involving local populace within the limits of Vadodara Urban Development Agency (VUDA). The conservation measures were developed after thorough ecological study of the wetlands including threats factors of each wetland.

Salinisation and ecological degradation around the Ranns, Gujarat

Salinisation and ecological degradation around the Ranns, Gujarat was studied to draw attention on ecological changes and environmental degradation due to salinity over a span of three decades in 17 talukas in north Gujarat and Saurashtra around the Little Rann. It also emphasized the linkage between salinity spread, geoenvironment and natural resources. This project studied climate, geology, physiography, vegetation, agriculture and saltpans around the Little Rann.

Ecological Restoration of mining sites of Gujarat

This study was undertaken at the instance of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation to step up the protection and conservation of natural environment in mining areas.The study provided an action plan for long-term ecological rehabilitation of the three mining sites:
1) Panandhro Lignite mine
2) Ambamata Multimetal Mine
3) Ambadungar Fluorspar mine
Suitable guidelines and strategies have also been proposed for efficient development of mineral resources in the State without disturbing the balance of nature.