Areas of Expertise

 

  • Types of floral species conserved
    • Biologically important – those attracting pollinators (bees, butterflies)
    • Wild edible fruits
    • Riverine species
    • Rare, endangered and threatened tree species (RET )
    • Medicinal / utility species
  • Working models of floral species conservation :
    • Degraded land restoration thus eradication of invasive species
    • Enrichment of coffee estates thus reducing mono cropping of exotic species
    • Riparian buffer enhancement 
    • Medicinal garden/ Butterfly garden

  • Conserving Canopies with Communities :
    • Identifying committed individuals, communities , schools , temples for space for ex-situ conservation
    • Creating nature interpretation / learning centre with community involvement
    • Procuring seeds from authentic government outlets
    • Supporting network of nurseries
    • Planting and maintaining tree saplings for minimum 3 years until the biodiversity conservation plot establishes itself
    • Tagging of species for its scientific and local names and documenting the uses
    • Monitoring of success rate of on a regular basis till 3 years
    • Providing local employment and creating local knowledge base on floral species
    • Land restoration by enriching soil, water conservation
    • Youth education on nature sciences
    • Community awareness
    Organic Farming

    • Create model farms that reduces operating expense and increase productivity.
    • Create local expertise on no chemical farming methods like natural farming, zero budget farming , permaculture
    • Provide practical sessions to farmers on preparation of indigenous micro organisms
    • Encourage and propagate  local and traditional seeds in farms
    • Involve local women’s self help groups for leasing possibility in paddy fields leveraging traditional knowledge
    • Conduct awareness programs on impact of chemicals and pesticides for locals
    • Knowledge dissemination on methodology of in-farm produces and indigenous micro organisms
    • Introduce farming in local schools encouraging school children

     

    Sustainable Habitats

    • Planting various species of  bamboo for propagation , extraction and use for local needs
    • Creating smaller spaces for habitat using local material like mud, straw, arecanut, bamboo, recycled materials.
    • Reduce dependency on grid and encourage use of solar
    • Harvest rain water and divert to local recharge ponds / springs
    • Maintain and revive indigenous tribal techniques on sustainable habitat
    • Implement composting or dry toilets to reduce dependency on water
    • Promote mud cobbing, adobe , rammed earth as per the conditions of local soil

    Waste Management

    • Improve awareness of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
    • Engage with local self governance and implement waste management
    • Design and plan collection points for dry waste
    • Encourage bio gas /composting for local homes needs