Tropical forest restoration in Eastern Himalaya

We have been conducting extensive research on various aspects of hornbill ecology for over two decades in Arunachal Pradesh. The broader vision of this work is to see hornbill conservation and protection of their habitats, integrated into local community institutions, with our technical and...

Mine restoration in Pandalgudi

The afforestation of the exhausted limestone mines in Pandalgudi began in earnest in Dec 2018, after an initial site visit in August of the same year. Previous to this, over the previous 2 years, various pilot projects had been undertaken to assess the use of native species for this kind of...

Ecological restoration in the Tiruvannamalai region

The Forest Way grew out of work begun in 2003 to address this situation. Even earlier efforts by both the Forest Department and other local groups had shown that it was possible to grow trees once more on the Hill, but without dealing with the annual fires, the benefit of these efforts was...

Native Plant Garden at Dhodhakari

The landowner and custodian Dr CS Agarwal started this project with the intention of ‘creating a forest’ as a form of ‘service to nature’. In the first 6-7 years he planted many exotic species, including an amla plantation. Most of these exotics struggled to survive in this soil and perished....

Experiments in restoring Prosopis-invaded grasslands

In 8 villages across the Banni, we set up experimental plots to monitor grassland recovery under the two prevailing Prosopis-management methods practiced by local communities, removal and lopping (for charcoal). (Although Banni has traditionally been a landscape used by pastoralists, many...

Restoring hill wetlands of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Initially the project was funded and supported by the Small Wetlands Programme of IUCN – The Netherlands Committee which led us to exploring and initiating our work on Hill Wetlands in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Its 2565 square kilometers were once covered in a mixture of tropical montane...

Changlangshu Community Project

Youth for Forest - led by Green Hub team and Green Hub fellows, aims to increase the fragments across the region for restoration through community participation and collaborative action. Currently there are two sites under this project and we hope to increase them over the years. The effort...

Shola-Grassland Restoration in the Nilgiri Plateau

The Nilgiri plateau located at the juncture of the Western and Eastern Ghats covers an area of over 2200 square kilometres. It has an average elevation of close to 2000m and was once covered by the shola-grassland mosaic ecosystem. However, less than 10 percent of this ecology now remains in an...

Garo Green Spine Conservation Project

Spanning across 8000 sq.km, and as part of the Indo-Burmese biodiversity hotspot, the Garo Hills in the state of Meghalaya support an incredibly rich biodiversity. The Garo Hills Elephant Reserve has three protected areas, a reserve forest and five elephant corridors, which together link around...

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Shiekh Marifatul Haq

I am an ecologist with a broad interest in research topics that includes forest ecology, restoration, invasion biology, and climate change for unknown areas of the Indian Himalayan region, with the ultimate goal of contributing to...

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