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Preparation of Ecological Profile of Coastal Talukas


Objectives

  • To collect data/ information at taluka level on the environmental parameters from available secondary sources.
  • To collect primary data on floral & faunal parameters at taluka level.
  • To conduct consolidated analysis of collected data.
  • To organize both primary and secondary data in GIS domain.
  • To prepare ecological profile of each taluka.

Funded by

  • Forest & Environment Department, Government of Gujarat

Size of funding

  • 20 lakh (Every Year)

Description of project

The state of Gujarat is predominately an arid and semi-arid region. But, due to its geographical position and topographical variations, it is quite rich in its ecological wealth ranging from grasslands, forests (thorny scrub to canopy forests), wetlands, saline deserts and the coastal systems. However, most of these ecological systems are facing threats of different kinds originated from almost all the above-defined pressures of anthropogenic nature. Considering the length and width of the state, and spatio-temporal variability of different resources, development of a computerized information system is the most appropriate answer for cost- effective planning and management of various natural resources of the State. Keeping this in view, Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC) is aiming to prepare spatial and non-spatial database of key ecological parameters that can be used in better land use planning, wasteland development, impact assessment of any developmental activity, conservation of rare and endangered flora and fauna, identification of ecologically sensitive areas etc. As a matter of fact, explicit goal of this exercise is to facilitate a decision support system through up-to-date inventorying of various ecologically important parameters, their integrated analysis and feedback. Thus, various outputs of this exercise will be useful to policy makers, planners and researchers.

Date of commencement

  • April- 2008

Due date

  • Five Year Plan

Publications/Outcomes/Reports/News clippings/Photos

  • Digital output in form of GIS/RS based thematic maps.

Project Manager Name

  • Nischal Joshi

Designation & e-mail

Status (Active/Closed)

  • Active

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