Presentation from the CEPF Evaluation Meeting on 4th July 2013

The work done on the Mainstreaming… project was presented to CEPF partners ‘ group at Kotagiri on 4th July 2013. The presentation file can be accessed from here. We received valuable feedback including a suggestion to look at conversion of landuse to grasslands category as it would have greater impact…

Poster on the Simulation Model and Inferences

We have published a poster that summarises the details of the simulation model developed as part of the ‘Mainstreaming conservation in district public policy’ project. This poster can be used by anyone interested in advocating a change in the way water resource use and management is being approached at policy…

Shapefiles for Coonoor landuse layer

The Landuse of Coonoor region was derived from visual interpretation of Google Earth imagery and ground truthing. The imagery in Google Earth is from January 2012. We are not claiming accuracy of these layers as we are not experienced at remote sensing analysis. We have attempted this to get a general picture of…

Model files and presentation at UPASI, Coonoor on 11th June 2013

At 11 AM on 11th June, at UPASI in Coonoor a meeting is being held in which representatives from District Administration and various departments, prominent academic and research institutions etc. are expected to participate. The District Collector, The Nilgiris District would be the chief guest. The presentation to be made…

Mainstreaming Conservation in District Public Policy

The project proposes to influence existing policies pertaining to, – Use of pesticides – Municipal sewage and waste disposal – Land use change, including planting of exotic species Downstream impacts on livelihoods and ecology: The Coonoor river will be taken up a case study. This will measure and prove need…

The Context

The Nilgiris have seen a drastic change in land use pattern over the last century or so with shola forests and grasslands being replaced by monoculture plantations, habitations, farmlands etc. There is also an ever increasing population settled locally as well as a significant floating population that visits the Nilgiris…