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Land cover change in the catchment of Thalaikundah (2006 – 2016)

The Thalaikundah wetland is located next to a National Highway (Ooty-Mysore) and is subject to pressure from locals and tourists. The time slider lets us explore any changes in land cover in the last ten years.

Land Cover Change in the catchment of Ralliah Dam (2003-2016)

The Ralliah dam is one of the important sources of water for the Coonoor town. It was built in the 1930s. The catchment of the dam is mostly forest land dominated by exotics. There are wetland patches that serve to supply water to the dam throughout the year. Can you…

Land cover change around Yedappalli wetland (2012-2016)

The wetland above Yedappalli village in Coonoor taluk is an important source of water. The water flows from here are tapped downstream by the Municipality to supply water to the town. Locally there are two temples near the wetland that are using the water directly from the wetland. By comparing…

Land cover change in Elada Dam catchment (2008-2015)

The Elada dam is an important water source for Kotagiri town in the Nilgiris. It has become dry a couple of months back and this prompted us to revisit it and see what has changed, apart from the poor rainfall this year. One easy way to look at changes over…

Springs and wetlands in the Nilgiris

The Nilgiris is the source of important rivers like the Bhavani, Moyar, Chaliyar and Kabini. These rivers in turn are the lifeline of the communities that live on and near their banks. This year the monsoon has played truant and subsequently there is much less flow of water in the…

Wetland Management Plans

Management Plan The first stage of the project was concerned with collection of data on wetlands from prominent wetlands of the Nilgiris. An attempt was made to cover as many wetlands as possible and from as many representative areas in the Nilgiris. However, the more we studied about wetlands; we…

First Survey of Wetlands in the Nilgiris (2006)

Keystone conducted a baseline survey of 38 hill wetlands. We have mapped, inventorised flora, fauna and people dependence on wetlands. Wetlands have been classified in different categories as common property resources – in rural and urban areas and in private and protected areas. In each of these categories a threat…

About Wetlands

Wetlands Conservation and Sustainable Management of Wetlands in key areas in the Nilgiris is a prime interest area of Keystone. Wetlands of the Nilgiri region are unique, unlike wetlands in general – these are small sized hill wetlands, life giving in nature…habitat for a variety of wildlife, flora and meet…