Global Forest Watch – Small Grants Program

Ecological Survey undertaken in Panshet Catchment and Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

The Ecological Society recently completed (February 2015) a survey at two specific locations in Northern Western Ghats over the last six months. Titled ‘Ecological survey in Panshet Catchment & Bhimashankar wild life sanctuary’, the report describes in detail the objectives of the study, methodology used, the findings and a comparative analysis with data from 1986.

This study under the Small Grants programme was initiated to evaluate the current ecological status of the catchment, record changes in the land use and make recommendations to conserve and restore potential forest patches. The study was undertaken from August 2014 to January 2015.

Some findings of significance are noted below