Given below is a brief account of all the projects that has been undertaken by our organisation since its inception. Though the company was formed in 2012, it started functioning in 2013.
- Assessment of Wild Elephants Problem in Sindhudurg District (for Kolhapur Circle)
This project was assigned to us by the CCF Kolhapur to assess the problem of wildlife elephants in Sawantwadi Division and its adjoining areas of the Kolhapur Circle. The Project initiated in April and was completed in September.
- Study of Distribution and Assessment of Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Narkya) in Kolhapur Circle.
Nothapodytes nimmoniana earlier known as Mappia foetida found in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra is an endangered species as per the IUCN. The forest department tried repeated plantation of this species but survival rate was minimal. We were allotted a project to study the distribution of this plant in Kolhapur Circle and provide our input regarding its conservation. The project started in September and was completed in December
- Third Party Evaluation , Assessment and Compilation of Forest Development Agency Program undertaken in Sangli Forest Division
Various activities had been carried out by the Forest Development Agency in Sangli Forest Division of Kolhapur Circle. We were assigned the task of evaluating these activities as a third party. The project started in October and was completed in January 2014.
- Evaluation of the waterholes fitted with solar pump for conservation of wildlife in Bor Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
This was a short project that was allotted to us by the CCF Evaluation, Nagpur to evaluated the efficiency and effectiveness of waterholes fitted with solar pumps on conservation wildlife in Bor Tiger Reserve. The duration of the project was 20days
2. A study for Evaluation of Waterholes for protection of wildlife outside protected areas (Project allocated by Forest Head Office, Nagpur)
This evaluation work was undertaken as a third party –External Evaluation. The works were related to waterhole development for wildlife management in the managed forest areas outside the Protected Areas, in eastern Maharashtra Region. The study area consisted of 12 Forest Divisions namely Nagpur, Wardha, Chandrapur Non-buffer, Central Chanda, Brahmapuri, Wadsa, Buldana, Yavatmal, Pandharkawada, Pusad, Allapalli and TATR-Buffer Divisions in 7 Forest Circles namely, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Garchiroli, Amravati, Yavatmal, Chandrapur Wildlife Circle. In all 220 waterholes in these divisions were evaluated. Our organisation competed for the tender of this project and was awarded the work in December 2013. The project was completed in early March 2014.
3. Mangatta Ecotourism and Interpretative Facility
We were invited by CCF Durg to design Eco-tourism and Interpretative Facility at Mangatta, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. A detailed project report was submitted in March 2014
4. Conservation Plan for Gopani Iron and Power (India)Pvt Ltd
We were assigned the task of developing a Conservation Plan for M/s Gopani Iron & Power (India) Ltd (GIPL) located at MIDC Tadali in the Chandrapur District Maharashtra. For the Environmental captive utilization of iron ore it had applied for a mining lease in Bhamragarh Forest Division in Etapalli Tehsil of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra. Since the area is located in the Reserved Forests of South Etapalli Range of Bhamragarh Forest division, it came under the purview of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. Therefore, the requisite proposal was submitted by GIPL for diversion of the forestland for the purpose of a mining lease. The conservation plan developed by us contained Wildlife Mitigation Plan, Corridor Plan, Fire Management Plan, Working Plan Prescriptions visà-vis Wildlife in Managed Forest Prescriptions, and the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan. The project started in June and was completed in August
5. Development of Eco-Tourism Facilities at Sarguja,
We were assigned the task of developing an integrated plan for development of Eco-Tourism facilities at Sarguja by the CCF. The plan was developed and submitted to the CCF
- Technical Assistance for Tiger Conservation Plan
Technical assistance was provided to staff of Achanakmar Tiger Reserve to complete the Tiger Conservation Plan
- Leopard Safari at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
We were assigned the task of developing a concept for Leopard Safari at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai by the Field Director. We developed the concept of a State of the Art safari and submitted the note to the Field Director.
- Tiger Safari at Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
We were assigned the task of developing a concept for Tiger Safari at Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh by CCF Wildlife. We developed the concept of a State of the Art safari and submitted the note to the CCF.
- Ecosystem Services and Human Well- Being- A Chhattisgarh Forest Department Initiative
The central idea of this Project Proposal was conservation of avifauna in a conglomerate of waterbodies and villages where village communities seem to live in harmony with the birds visiting the area and that resident to the area.
- Tiger Safari at Mangatta, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
We were assigned the task of developing a concept for Tiger Safari at Mangatta, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh by CCF Durg. We developed the concept of a State of the Art safari and submitted the note to the CCF.
- Kotmisonar Crocodile Sanctuary, Chhattisgarh
We were assigned the task of developing a development plan for a Crocodile Sanctuary at Kotmisonar, Chhattisgarh in November and the plan was submitted in December.
- Monitoring and Capacity Building Programme
Our organisation is currently conducting a monitoring and capacity building programme at Achanakmar Tiger Reserve.
- A Digital Spatial Planning and Management Support System Perspective for Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai Maharashtra
The proposal recommends bringing about a transition in planning and management processes from Data Oriented Compilation to Analysis- Oriented Integration. It has also laid out ground for bringing about this transition by suggesting Geoinformation Technology-Oriented measures. It also proposes recommendations for the forestry sector, which mainly include re-alignment of the forest departments in terms of attitude, aptitude and Organisational capacity to orient itself towards the conducive use of technology oriented environment in the country. Adoption of Geoinformation Management Tools and management related to continuous process improvement and Business Process Reengineering have been recommended
- Taking Geolocation of Individual Huts and features related to evacuated encroachments
The project involves Survey Line and Actual Geo-location of each hut including areas of evacuated encroachments and Planted areas.