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Establishing Community Conservation Reserves in the Anamalai Corridor

Proposes to set up Community and Conservation Reserves in the Anamalai Corridor (Theni and Palni Hills) to integrate local communities into biodiversity conservation. The management at existing reserves will be assessed, reserve management plans will be prepared for nominated reserves through the participation of multiple key stakeholders and a suitable reserve management committee will be identified

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Assessing the status and distribution of large mammals in Highwavy and its environs, southern Western Ghats

Identify eco-sensitive and potential corridors and contiguity within and with adjacent landscapes. This study aims to develop plausible science-based management mechanisms with the support of data on large mammal movement patterns, species-habitat interactions and threats in Highwavy environs. Results and findings will be disseminated to various local stakeholders and the forest department by conducting a series of workshops

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Status of freshwater fishes in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor: diversity, distribution and conservation assessments in Raigad.

Proposes to develop a database on the diversity and distribution of freshwater fish in the Konkan region, as well as building the local capacity through the involvement of experts from various academic institutes, NGOs civil society, and local/ tribal fishing communities. Will also document and identify the traditional ecological knowledge that would help understand the ecology and threats to the region’s fishes.

Grantee : Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
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Evaluation of aquatic insect diversity in natural water-filled tree holes and their artificial analogues, in a tropical forest of Western Ghats

Perform a much needed scientific evaluation on the dynamics of the canopy-aquatic insects and other fauna of natural tree holes (phytotelmata) and their artificial analogues. Project explores how insects in tree holes are active colonizers trapped in a risky mostly ephemeral habitat and along with other fauna play a significant role in the ecosystem functioning in the forest canopy

Grantee : Anoop Das K.S.
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Identifying historic and present connectedness in the unique montane “sky-island” ecosystem in the Western Ghats.

Examine connectedness and the effects of anthropogenic isolation as well as historical geographic isolation on populations of an endemic, threatened bird, the White-bellied Shortwing, using microsatellite and mtDNA markers from different ‘sky-islands’ including 22 CEPF priority sites. Sky-island refer to Shola forests fragments on mountain-tops isolated by anthropogenic forces http://www.skyisland.in/Genetics.html

Grantee : Robin Vijayan
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Promoting coordinated civil society action for biodiversity conservation in the Malnad-Kodagu Corridor of the Western Ghats.

Aims to connect motivated individuals, civil society and NGOs in the Western Ghats districts of Udupi and Shimoga to create a network for positive action in conservation of key biodiversity areas. Also provide capacity building measures to people in villages outside protected areas through a series of training programs, meetings and suitable technological solutions such as mobile applications.

Grantee : Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society
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Threatened and endemic freshwater fishes of the Southern Western Ghats:Improving local capacity to link conservation and livelihoods

Proposes to develop and implement community-based monitoring program to assess the status and trends endemic and threatened freshwater fish with the participation of local fisher folk, Gram Sabhas (local self-government) and the State Forest Department with the assistance of Participatory Rural Appraisal tools and monitoring methods

Grantee : Navadarshan Public Charitable Trust
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Facilitating partnerships for community forest resource areas (CFRs) in the southern Western Ghats

Aims to strengthen Gram Sabhas (Local self-governments) and Community Forest Resource areas (CFRs) for the effective implementation of Forest Rights Act of 2006 (FRA). Through this initiation, potential CFRs will be declared with the partnership of indigenous and local communities along with leveraging support from governmental departments in the form of capacity building and awareness activities as well as the long term sustainability of them

Grantee : Centre for Environment and Development(CED)
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Establishing of Vulture Safe Zone in Mysore- Nilgiri-Waynad- Sathyamangalam landscape in Southern India.

Establish, through targeted awareness-raising and community engagement activities, a 'Vulture Safe Zone' in the Mysore-Nilgiri-Sathyamangalam landscape, where no cattle carcasses have veterinary drugs harmful to vultures. Undertake participatory research to evolve a long-term strategy for vulture conservation. Engage vulture conservation brigades, frontline forest department staff, and local civil society groups in public outreach, monitoring and conservation activities.

 

Grantee : ARULAGAM
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Overcoming Barriers: Restoring Ecological Connectivity Across Linear Intrusions in the Shencottah Gap

Enhance ecological connectivity between the Periyar and Agastyamalai landscapes by mitigating the impacts of linear infrastructure. Assess barrier effects on large mammal movement, identify priority areas for mitigation measures for optimum restoration of connectivity, and formulate practical mitigation measures that can be integrated into road and railway engineering design. Promote uptake of recommendations by relevant stakeholders through consultative workshops.

Grantee : Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL)
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Linking Scales: Mainstreaming the Conservation Agenda in the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu

Mainstream conservation goals across different sectors and levels of public administration in Tamil Nadu so they evolve as part of the state's overall planning and agenda. Curate CEPF grant outputs and other data on the Western Ghats Portal into local-language formats appropriate to government audiences. Support development of a policy document that defines the state's vision for conservation in the Western Ghats

Grantee : Care Earth Trust
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Enhancing Knowledge about the Conservation Status of Globally Threatened Species in the Western Ghats, with a Particular Emphasis on Reptiles

Assess the global conservation status of all 265 reptile species found in the Western Ghats, compile detailed information on each species and make the results freely available through the IUCN Red List site and other online portals. Solicit and publish articles on Western Ghats biodiversity in an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, provide tutoring to authors and disseminate widely among key stakeholders.

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