Tarnadmund

Rural Tarnadmund can be accessed through the Ooty Gudalur road through a diversion to the Glenmorgan region. Just before the Glenmorgan estate, a diversion takes us straight to Taranadmund village and the wetland which lies about fifty metres from the village. The Taranadmund wetland would lie under the definition of…

Ammugal

Wildnerness Ammugal belongs to the category of wilderness wetland. Though, it could be considered as a sample, yet there have been numerous more instances of wetlands that we have not been able to monitor or survey. Most of the forest areas have a dominance of wetlands in various stages of…

Thiashola

Wilderness Thiashola is located near the Hindustan Lever Tea factory in the southwestern corner of the district. It is located at a high point, almost 2200 metres above sea level. This wetland has also been converted and modified immensely for human needs. Threats Various disturbances were noted such as conversion,…

Kinnakorai

The general location of the wetland is towards the extreme western corner of the district. It is amongst the last inhabited Badaga village in the Nilgiris district. Kinnakorai ranks as the most polluted wetland surveyed by our group and upon discussions with other wetland teams, we found that it come…

Manjoor bazaar

Manjoor bazaar is located near the market place of Manjoor and forms another story of neglect and subsequent extinction. Though, some parts of the wetland is still maintained yet there has been a lot of disturbance due the following reasons – – Burial Ground – Encroachment – Heavy biotic pressure…

Sandynallah

This wetland is also a protected one with fencing as it is part of the government Sheep Breeding & Research Institute. We were unable to get the permission to survey the wetland through GPS due to the absence of the Head of the institute. The elevation of the wetland is…

Sandynallah

This wetland is also a protected one with fencing as it is part of the government Sheep Breeding & Research Institute. We were unable to get the permission to survey the wetland through GPS due to the absence of the Head of the institute. The elevation of the wetland is…

Korakundha

In this private estate area we have surveyed 6 wetlands in total & it varies from elevation ranging from 2220 to 2327m above sea level. The area of the wetlands varying from 8.751 acres to 0.4227 acres & the perimeters ranging from 1.458 km to 0.3919 km. The status of…

Threats The source of the wetland is not protected. It is highly polluted & still being used for various uses like, washing clothes & utensils at the domestic level. Grazing is high & some parts the water is stagnant. The water quality of the wetland has presence of Coliform, Low…

Numeric criteria Thalaikundha (DW) Permissible limits Observed value pH 6.5-8.5 5.9 Temperature (0C) 10 20 Coliform Nil yes Fluoride 1.0 (max) 0.6 Residual Chloride (mg/l) 0.2