CEPF
Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Western Ghats & Sri Lanka

Project Final Reports

Addressing the "Wallacean Shortfall" for Small Vertebrates in the Western Ghats across Space and Time
Indian Institute of Science
Final report, English (PDF - 251 KB)

An Investigation into the Taxonomy of Malabar Civet
R Nandini
Final report, English (PDF - 240 KB)

Assessing Biodiversity Value of Production Landscapes and Non-Protected Forests on Sky Islands by Establishing Occurrence of Cryptic, Threatened Birds
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Final report, English (PDF - 7 MB)

Assessing the Ecosystem Services of Newly Declared Conservation Reserves
SNEHAKUNJA TRUST
Final report, English (PDF - 78 KB)

Assessing the Status and Distribution of Large Mammals in Highwavy and its Environs, Southern Western Ghats
Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society
Final report, English (PDF - 84 KB)

Averting the Extinction of Critically Endangered Vultures in the Western Ghats
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Final report, English (PDF - 41 KB)

Barefoot Ecologist for Ecological Monitoring in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
Keystone Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 85 KB)
Appendix 1 (JPG - 1.2 MB)
Appendix 2 (JPG - 1.2 MB)

Bat Communities in the Western Ghats: Status, Ecology and Conservation
Mahesh Sankaran
Final report, English (PDF - 262 KB)
Appendix 1 (XLSX - 21 KB)
Appendix 2 (JPG - 58 KB)
Appendix 3 (PDF - 36 KB)
Appendix 4 (PDF - 548 KB)
Appendix 5 (PDF - 92 KB)
Appendix 6 (PDF - 19 KB)

Bridging the Gap: Community Outreach for Wildlife Conservation
NATURE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Final report, English (PDF - 445 KB)

Bridging the Shencottah Gap: How Payments for Ecosystem Services Can Restore Biodiversity outside Protected Areas in India
Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning
Final Report (PDF - 407 KB)

Building a Grassroots Constituency to Conserve the River Moyar in the Mysore-Nilgiri Corridor
Arulagam
Final report, English (PDF - 56 KB)

Building a Pro-Conservation Understanding among Communities in Uttara Kannada, Through Designing the Need-Based Environmental Literature and Educational Materials in Kannada
Green India Trust
Final report, English (PDF - 276 KB)

Building Capacities for Conservation Planning Using Open Source Tools and Data
FOUNDATION FOR ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, ADVOCACY AND LEARNING (FERAL)
Final report, English (PDF - 362 KB)

Building Stake to Conserve River-Related Biodiversity Using Otters as a Flagship Species in the Cauvery River Basin in Karnataka
Paadhai Trust
Final report, English
Appendix 1 (PDF - 1.3 MB)
Appendix 2 (PDF -  4.2 MB)

Capacity Building of Forest Dependent Communities through Organic Farming in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary of North Kannada District, Karnataka, India
Ganapati Bhat
Final report, English (PDF - 760 KB)

Celebrating 25 Years of Save the Western Ghats March: Rejuvenating the Spirit of Civil Society Movement
Applied Environmental Research Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 56 KB)

CEPF-ATREE RIT Site Visit to WCS Grant Site (Bhadra Tiger Reserve)
CENTRE FOR WILDLIFE STUDIES
Final report, English (PDF - 253 KB)

Cinnamon Plant Resources of the Central Western Ghats: Impact Assessment, Livelihood Issues and Conservation through a Participatory Approach
Narsimha Hegde
Final report, English (PDF - 7 MB)

Coexistence Bottom Up: Strengthening Asian Elephant Conservation in Human-Dominated Landscapes
NATURE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Final report, English (PDF - 100 KB)

Communities and Critical Corridors: Maintaining Landscape Connectivity in the Southern Western Ghats through Collaborative Approaches
World Wide Fund for Nature - India
Final Report (PDF - 1365 KB)

Community-Based Conservation and Monitoring of Great Hornbills and Malabar Pied Hornbills and their Habitats of the Anamalai Part of Southern Western Ghats, India through Empowering the Endemic "Kadar" Tribe
Amitha Bachan
Final report, English (PDF - 1.3 MB)

Community-Based Partnerships for Impact Assessment and Regulation of Tourism in Western Ghats
Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS)
Final report, English (PDF - 57 KB)

Conservation of Critical Freshwater Fish Habitats in the Southern Western Ghats
Navadarsan Public Charitable Trust
Final report, English (PDF - 51 KB)

Conservation of the Periyar-Agasthiyamalai Corridor in the Southern Western Ghats: Knowledge Generation, Dissemination of Information and Capacity Building for Key Stakeholders
Asian Nature Conservation Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 39 KB)

Conservation Plan for Securing Selected Elephant Corridors in Southern Western Ghats
Wildlife Trust of India
Final report, English (PDF - 179 KB)

Conserving Native Trees in the Coffee Agroforestry Landscape of Kodagu
Cheryl Dwarka Nath
Final report, English (PDF - 635 KB)

Conserving the Sacred: An Eco-cultural Approach to Community Conservation in the Nilgiris District
KEYSTONE FOUNDATION
Final report, English (PDF - 166 KB)


Critical Links – Forging Community-Civil Society Partnerships to Enhance Connectivity in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor
Applied Environmental Research Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 50 KB)

Development of Conservation Strategy for a Newly Discovered Lion-tailed Macaque Population in Sirsi-Honnavara, Western Ghats: Understanding of the Impact of Non-Timber Forest Product Collection on Lion-tailed Macaques
H.N. Kumara
Final report, English (PDF - 512 KB)

Distribution and Assessment of the Population Status of Critically Endangered Kondana Soft-Furred Rat
BOMBAY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Final report, English (PDF - 308 KB)

Ecological and Anthropogenic Correlates of Large Carnivore Occupancy in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor
Advait Edgaonkar
Final report, English (PDF - 914 KB)

Ecological Assessment of Freshwater Fish and Amphibian Communities in a Landscape Mosaic of the Western Ghats
Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment
Final report, English (PDF - 91 KB)

Ecology and Conservation of Small Carnivores in the Western Ghats
Devcharan Jathanna
Final report, English (PDF - 257 KB)

Empowering Local Communities and Civil Society Organizations in the Nilgiris to Use the Environmental Impact Assessment as a Conservation Tool
Environics Trust
Final report, English (PDF - 51 KB)

Empowering Local Communities and Civil Society Organizations in the Western Ghats to Use Environmental Impact Assessments as a Conservation Tool
Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment
nal Report, English (PDF - 618 KB)

Empowering Local Communities and Civil Society Organizations in Using Environmental Impact Assessment Process as a Conservation Tool in the Western Ghats
Environics Trust
Final report, English (PDF - 53 KB)

Empowering Local Communities for Conservation in Newly Declared Conservation Reserves in the Western Ghats
SNEHAKUNJA TRUST
Final report, English (PDF - 177 KB)

Enhancing Knowledge about the Conservation Status of Globally Threatened Species in the Western Ghats, with a Particular Emphasis on Reptiles
Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society
Final Report (PDF - 301 KB)

Establishing Community Conservation Reserves in the Anamalai Corridor
WILDLIFE INFORMATION LIAISON DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
Final report, English (PDF - 89 KB)

Evaluation of Aquatic Insect Diversity in Natural Water-Filled Tree Holes and their Artificial Analogues in a Tropical Forest of Western Ghats
K.S. Anoop Das
Final report, English (PDF - 676 KB)

Examining Large Carnivore Connectivity and Creating Conservation Networks in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor
Wildlife Research and Conservation Society
Final report, English (PDF - 95 KB)

Exploring Sustainable Land-Use Practices in Rubber Plantations in a Critical Wildlife Corridor
Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL)
Final Report (PDF - 107 KB)

Facilitating Partnerships for Community Forest Resource Use Areas in the Southern Western Ghats
Centre for Environment and Development (CED)
Final report, English (PDF - 791 KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF - 915 KB)
Appendix 2a (PDF - 1.9 MB)
Appendix 2b (PDF - 1.6 MB)
Appendix 2c (PDF - 360 KB)
Appendix 3 (PDF - 636 KB)
Appendix 4 (PDF - 765 KB)
Appendix 5 (PDF - 810 KB)
Appendix 6 (PDF - 519 KB)
Appendix 7 (PDF - 587 KB)
Appendix 8 (PDF - 1.8 MB)

Fostering Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes of Western Ghats
Nature Conservation Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 1.0 MB)

Fostering Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity in Plantation Landscapes of Western Ghats
Rainforest Alliance
Final report, English (PDF - 78 KB)

Freshwater Biodiversity Assessments in the Western Ghats: Fishes, Molluscs, Odonates and Plants
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Final report, English (PDF - 70 KB)

Gap Analysis of the Periyar-Agasthyamalai Landscape for Arboreal Mammal Conservation
Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning(FERAL)
Final report, English (PDF - 257 KB)

Grassland and Shola Research and Restoration of the Palni Hills
Palni Hills Conservation Council
Final report, English (PDF - 8 MB)

Hill Biodiversity and Indigenous People: The God of Small Ecosystems
Keystone Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 46 KB)

Hill Wetlands in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – A People’s Conservation Initiative
Keystone Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 5.4 MB)

Identification of Critical Crossing Points of Animals along the Road in and around Anamalai Tiger Reserve and to Suggest Relevant Mitigation Measures to Minimize Road Mortality
Nature Conservation Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 2.7 MB)

Identifying Critical Areas for a Landscape-Level Wildlife Corridor in Uttara Kannada District (Northern Part of Malnad-Kodagu Corridor to Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor) of Central Western Ghats
B.L. Hegde
Final report, English (PDF - 5.6 MB)

Identifying Historic and Present Connectedness in the Unique Montane “Sky-Island” Ecosystem in the Western Ghats
Robin Vijayan
Final report, English (PDF - 296 KB)

Identifying Potential Areas as "Conservation Reserves" in Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve
Centre for Environment and Development
Final report, English (PDF - 6.8 MB)

Improving Protected Area Effectiveness through Enhanced Civil Society Support and Rigorous Monitoring of Wildlife Populations and Conservation Threats
Wildlife Conservation Society
Final report, English (PDF - 51 KB)

In Harmony with Nature: Advancing Sustainability of the Satoyama Landscapes in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor
APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Final Report (PDF - 491 KB)

In Situ Conservation of Threatened Vultures in the Moyar Valley of the Westen Ghats
Arulagam
Final report, English (PDF - 64 KB)

Integrated Management of Lantana in Lokkere Reserve Forest, Mysore-Nilgiri Corridor
Paadhai Trust
Final report, (PDF - 126 KB)

Investigating Congruence between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services across Production Landscapes in the Mysore-Nilgiri Landscape Corridor in the Western Ghats
M.O. Anand
Final report,
English (PDF - 942 KB)

Involving Community, Stakeholders and Journalists in the Conservation of Freshwater Biodiversity and Reptiles of Western Ghats Through Education, Training and Follow-Up of the Assessment Projects
Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society
Final report, English (PDF - 2.6 MB)

Involving Local Ethnic Communities in Monitoring Key Biodiversity Information and the Important Forest Resources They Depend on in the Dandeli and Anamalai Parts of Western Ghats, India
MES Asmabi College
Final report, English (PDF - 5.1 MB)

Linking Fragmented Freshwater Swamps through the Restoration of Micro-Corridors in Central Western Ghats
Snehakunja Trust
Final Report (PDF - 352 KB)

Linking Scales: Mainstreaming the Conservation Agenda in Tamil Nadu
Care Earth Trust
Final Report (PDF - 541 KB)

Mainstreaming Conservation Action in District Public Policy
Keystone Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 45 KB)

Motivating the Local Communities through Documentary Movie Campaign to Evolve Long-Term Conservation Strategies in the Community and Private Reserves and Achieve Conservation Outcomes at Unprotected Sites in Malnad-Kodagu Corridor
Samvada
Final report, English (PDF - 9.6 MB)

Networking and Information Support for Conservation of Rocky Plateaus in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor
Aparna watve
Final report, English (PDF - 143 KB)

Opportunities for Establishing Informal Conservation Arrangements in the Periyar-Agasthyamalai Corridor of the Southern Western Ghats
Meera Anna Oommen
Final report, English (PDF - 204 KB)

Overcoming Barriers: Restoring Ecological Connectivity Across Linear Intrusions in the Shencottah Gap
FOUNDATION FOR ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, ADVOCACY AND LEARNING (FERAL)
Final Report (PDF - 469 KB)

Pilot Study for Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict in Affected Areas of Northern Karnataka and Southern Maharashtra, India
Prachi Mehta
Final report, English (PDF - 182 KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF - 361 KB)
Appendix 3 (PDF - 1.2 MB)
Appendix 4 (PDF - 983 KB)
Appendix 5 (PDF - 1.4 MB)
Appendix 6 (PDF - 7.6 MB)

Produce Local-language Materials on Biodiversity Conservation Using Results of Ongoing and Completed CEPF Projects and Other Research Outputs to Disseminate among Local Ethnic Communities, Forest Departments and Other Key Stakeholders in Anamalai
Centre for Environment and Development
Final report, English (PDF - 302 KB)

Promoting Coordinated Civil Society Action for Biodiversity Conservation in the Malnad-Kodagu Corridor of the Western Ghats
WILDLIFE INFORMATION LIAISON DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
Final report, English (PDF - 82 KB)
Appendix (PDF - 266 KB)

Promotion of Community Forest Management for Livelihood Support of the Paliyar Tribe
Action for Community Transformation India Foundation Trust
Final report, English (PDF - 109 KB)

Promotion of Organic Farming through Introduction of Analog Forestry Concept in Kollegal Forest District
G. Krishna Prasad
Final report, English (PDF - 4.4 MB)

Protected Area Analysis with Respect to Freshwater Biodiversity and Reptile Assessments, and Development of National Policy for Inclusion in Legislation
Zoo Outreach Organisation
Final reports, English (PDF - 401 KB)

Refining and Validating Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas in Kerala and Tamil Nadu
INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES (IUCN)
Final report, English (PDF - 75 KB)

Regeneration of Traditionally Used Indigenous Species to Reduce Pressure on the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
Action for Community Organisation, Rehabilitation and Development
Final report, English (PDF - 818 KB)

Restoration of Lantana camara Invaded Deciduous Forests in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
MADRAS CROCODILE BANK
Final report, English (PDF - 1.8 MB)

Revitalizing the Indigenous Farming System to Enhance the Ecological and Livelihood Security in Anamalai Corridor of Western Ghats, Southern India
ACT India Foundation
Final report, English (PDF - 5.7 MB)

Right to Soar High Again: Establishing a Vulture Safe Zone in Southern India
ARULAGAM
Final report, English (PDF - 819 KB)
- Annex 1 (PDF - 1.4 MB)

RIT Site Visit to Sahyadri-Konkan Small Grantees
Wildlife Research and Conservation Society
Final report, English (PDF - 188 KB)

Roots of a Green Economy: Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation and Local Livelihoods in the Anamalai Corridor
WILDLIFE INFORMATION LIAISON DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
Final Report (PDF - 442 KB)

Sahyadri's Science Reaches the Communities: Disseminating the Results of CEPF Projects in the Western Ghats
Green India Trust
Final Report (PDF - 310 KB)

Showcasing the Western Ghats at the Society for Conservation Biology (Asia) Conference and beyond
NATURE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Final report, English

Sowing Seeds for a Green Economy: Exploring Payment for Ecosystem Services in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
KEYSTONE FOUNDATION
Final Report (PDF - 459 KB)

Spatial Decision Support for Conservation Planning in the Western Ghats
Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning
Final report, English (PDF - 214 KB)

Status of Freshwater Fishes in the Kerala Region of the Western Ghats Hotspot: Determining Distribution, Abundance and Threats to Data Deficient Species from Ten Major River Systems
Rajeev Raghavan
Final report, English (PDF - 490 KB)

Staying Connected: Addressing the Impacts of Linear Intrusion on Wildlife in the Western Ghats
WILDLIFE TRUST OF INDIA
Final Report (PDF - 531 KB)

Strengthening Conservation through Adivasis' Traditional Practices and the Forest Rights Act
Action for Community Organization, Rehabilitation and Development
Final Report (PDF - 570 KB)

Study of Distribution, Status and Dynamics of Private and Group Private Forests in Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor in Southern Maharashtra
Jayant Kulkarni
Final report, English (PDF - 84 KB)

Tarantula Spider Diversity, Distribution and Habitat-Use: A Study on Protected Area Adequacy and Conservation Planning at a Landscape Level in the Western Ghats of Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka
Manju Siliwal
Final report, English (PDF - 4.8 MB)

The Konkan Vulture Project: Participatory Vulture Conservation in the Northern Western Ghats
Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra
Final Report (PDF - 542 KB)

Thematic Training on GIS and Remote Sensing for Conservation Research and Planning
Ravinder Singh Bhalla
Final report, English (PDF - 71 KB)

Threatened and Endemic Freshwater Fish in the Southern Western Ghats: Improving Local Capacity to Link Conservation and Livelihoods
Navadarshan Public Charitable Trust
Final report, English (PDF - 82 KB)

Western Ghats Biodiversity Open Collaborative Information System
Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
Final report, English (PDF - 106 KB)

Western Ghats Biodiversity Open Collaborative Information System
French Institute of Pondicherry
Final report, English (PDF - 93 KB)

Western Ghats Portal: Toward Consolidation and Sustainability
FRENCH INSTITUTE OF PONDICHERRY
Final Report (PDF - 187 KB)

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