Ongoing Research

Preparation of an ‘Ecological guidelines for riverfront development project of Mula-Mutha rivers

This is a project commissioned and funded by Centre for Environmental Education. The team of Ecological Society is working on a 15 km stretch of the Mula-Mutha rivers, to assess the state of the rivers and identify important biotic, abiotic and cultural characteristics of the river. Based on this data and an assessment of the changes that have taken place in the last 50 years, a report will be made to provide ecological inputs to the planning and design team of riverfront development.

Preparation of ‘Ecological Management plan for Pashan Lake’.

This is a project commissioned and funded by Centre for Environmental Education. The team of Ecological Society is working at the Pashan lake collecting data, comparing it with previous records, talking to various experts and stakeholders. By the end of the study period, Ecological Society will prepare a document far management of Pashan lake, specifically to restore the flora and fauna and manage human disturbances in the ecosystem.

Project Chakrata

This is a self-funded project of the Ecological Society. This is a longitudinal in-depth study of the Chakrata tehsil. The objectives of the study are:

  1. To document the biodiversity over all the seasons and over time.
  2. To study traditional practices and the use of natural resources in daily life. Eg: practices like ‘Kimhon’ where the village goes out to collect 56 medicinal herbs for preparing ‘Sur’.
  1. Continuous documentation of changes in vegetation and other parameters on 2 or 3 sample areas. (Protected areas like triangular patch front of HP, bittoo’s land, 1 forest patch, and areas under stress)
  2. Identifying threats to biodiversity, cultural practices and natural resource stocks in the region.
  3. Making suggestions for improvements at local governance, villages, individual levels.
  4. Making a miniature Himalayan Interpretation Center in the memory of Gole Sir.
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