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National Mission on Himalayan Studies

Implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Nodal and Serving hub with G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development

University / Organisation Name:

Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, Uttarakhand


1. Fellowship Details
Sanction Date: 31-03-2016
Year 2015-2016
Fellowship Duration 3 Years
BTAs:

To be Filled

Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

1.Buffer zone of Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary, North-Western Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh) 2.Western Himalaya (Pithoragarh district Uttarakhand) 3.Eastern Himalaya (Sikkim) 4.Western Himalaya (HP) 5.Western Himalayan (UK), Pithoragarh district 6.Western Himalaya Lesser Himalaya 7.Trans-Himalaya 8.Uttarakhand & Sikkim (Bhagirathi & Teesta valleys) 9.Uttarakhand & Sikkim (Bhagirathi & Teesta valleys) 10.Uttarakhand & Sikkim (Bhagirathi & Teesta valleys) 11.Uttarakhand (Bhagirathi valley) 12.Chenab Valley of Jammu & Kashmir 13.Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand

No of HRAs: 3 Nos
No of HJRFs: 10 Nos


2. Financial Details
Total Institutional Fellowships: Rs. 2,39,22,360/-
1st Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.78,15,720/-
2nd Year Fellowship Grant: To be released
Expenditure (in Rs.) (upto 31.11.2016) : Rs.25,74,585/-


3. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(RAs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.11.2016)
HRA001 North-Western Himalaya(Himachal Pradesh) Conservation and sustainable management of land and natural resources

• Patterns and Processes of land degradation across varying anthropogenic pressure gradients in the study area

• Traditional and innovative land restoration practices/ measures such as rotational grazing, bio-amelioration and removal of alien invasive species.

• Indicators of soil health in the region and ways for bio-amelioration of degraded soil and land

• List of Threatened and Endemic Species with specific uses that require immediate attention.

• Literature collection done.

• Reconnaissance survey carried out and intensive study sites identified.

• Detailed work plan is made and intensive field work is planned

HRA002 Western Himalaya (Pithoragarh Uttarakhand) Conservation of genetic resources of RET species including agro-biodiversity (on- and off-farm best practices)

• Conservation frameworks developed/ strengthened/ implemented

• Models/ approaches for on-farm/ in situ conservation of agri-biodiversity developed and promoted

• Literature collection done.

• Reconnaissance survey carried out at four sites in Munsiyari block.

• Questionnaire module prepared. Work plan is designed and Intensive study planned from December onwards.

HRA003 Eastern Himalaya (Sikkim) Long-term Ecological/ Environmental Monitoring (LTEM) sites established/ investigated/ robust datasets generated along with Indigenous Knowledge Practices (IKP) recorded for the area

• Mainstreaming of long-term monitoring and building scientific evidence base across key sectors achieved

• Indigenous knowledge and practices (IKP) systematically documented and linked to scientific evidence base

• Literature collection was done.

• Work plan is in preparation

 

 

4. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HJRFs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.11.2016)
H-JRF001 Western Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh) Extent of area conserved/ brought under sustainable use

• Sustainable conservation protocols for diverse natural resources developed

• Literature collection was done.

• Reconnaissance survey was carried out across the study sites.

• Work plan is made and intensive study is planned from December 2016.

H-JRF002 Western Higher Himalaya No. of community institutions engaged in sustainable natural resource utilization

• Participatory conservation frameworks and local institutions engaged

 

• Collaborations made with local community (BMC).

• Invasive species were removed with community participation at selected sites.

H-JRF003 Western Himalaya Lesser Himalaya Good practices tested on scientific evidence base

• A manual on good practices of natural resource management in the region

 

• Literature collection was done.

• Reconnaissance survey and camera trapping was carried out across 20 sites in four forest divisions.

• Work plan is made and intensive study is planned from January 2016.

H-JRF004 Trans Himalaya (Ladakh) Climate change indicators in the region using Red Fox as indicator species in Ladakh

• Species responses to changing LULC and climate in the region documented

 

• Literature review was done.

• Reconnaissance survey carried out at 6 sites across the trans-Himalayan region of J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

• 54 dens of Red Fox identified, 700 scat samples are collected for analysis.

H-JRF005 Uttarakhand (Bhagirathi valley) Effectiveness of approaches developed for conservation of endemic species in the area

• Conservation of endemic species augmented through ex situ/ in situ mechanisms in Uttarakhand Himalaya

 

• Literature review carried out and a bibliography on soil fungi in IHR is published.

• Soil samples collected from 23 sites in Gangotri National Park for analysis.

• 22 data loggers have been installed in Open Top Chambers at different sites along elevation gradient in Bhagirathi basin for monitoring.

H-JRF006 Sikkim (Teesta valley) Effectiveness of approaches developed for conservation of endemic species in the area

• Conservation of endemic species augmented through ex situ/ in situ mechanisms in Sikkim Himalaya

• Total of 209 entries of publications on IHR were compiled.

• 17 soil samples collected from Gangotri valley (3000-4000). • Six orders of soil nematodes were reported.

H-JRF007 Uttarakhand & Sikkim Status and abundance of Odonata in Bhagirathi and Teesta basins of greater Himalaya

• Specific findings related to selected species in both the regions

 

• Literature review carried out and a bibliography on Odonata in IHR is published.

• Preliminary field study recorded 70 species of odonates belonging to 40 genera and 11 families.

• First time report of 7 species to Uttarakhand, one species to Western Himalaya and one species having a second site record for India.

H-JRF008 Uttarakhand (Bhagirathi valley) Conservation and status of riverine avifauna along Bhagirathi valley in Uttarakhand

• Critical habitats/ corridors/ ecosystems mapped and investigated

 

• Literature review done.

• Reconnaissance survey was carried out at three sites in Bhagirathi basin. 16 bird species identified.

• Intensive study is planned from December onwards.

H-JRF009 Chenab valley of Jammu and Kashmir Population status of high value medicinal and aromatic plants for their conservation and management

• Documentation of availability and use pattern of wild MAPs in various parts of J&K Himalaya

 

• Literature review done.

• Reconnaissance survey made at four sites in J&K. 40 plant species used by local communities were identified.

H-JRF0010 Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand Awareness and capacity building for monitoring the health of environment

• Scientific evidences and databases developed, photo documentation, dissemination via electronic and other means supported

 

• Literature review done.

• Reconnaissance survey made at three sites in Kedarnath Wildlife sanctuary.

 

 

 

S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Dr. Anjali Uniyal 04 July 2016 Dr. G.S. Rawat Ph. D. Conservation and management of land and natural resources
2. Dr. Nehru Prabakaran 27 June 2016 Dr. G.S. Rawat Ph. D. Conservation of indigenous crop varieties and vulnerability assessment of agro-ecosystem in Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand
3. Dr. Rishi Kumar 01 July 2016 Dr. G.S. Rawat Ph. D. Long-Term Environmental and Socio-ecological Research Initiative in Sikkim Himalaya
S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Ms. Shagun Thakur 15.09.2016 Dr. K. Ramesh M .Sc. Environmental Science Developing sustainable use protocol for divesre natural resources, Studying mammal- habitat interactions vis-à-vis anthropogenic pressures and climate change; A case study in Beas Basin, GHNP (H.P.)
2.

Ms. Alka Chaudhary

15.09.2016 Dr. G. S. Rawat M .Sc. Environmental Science Eco- restoration of pastures and grassland
3.

Ms. Meghna Bandyopadhyay

08.06.2016 Dr. K. Ramesh M .Sc. Environmental Science Study of small carnivore communities in riverine habitats
4.

Mr. Hussain Saifee Reshmwala

10.06.2016 Dr. Bilal Habib M .Sc. Environmental Science Climate Change indicators in the region using Red Fox as indicator species in Ladakh
5.

Ms. Sonam Priyadarshani

08.06.2016 Dr. G. S. Rawat M.Tech Environmental Engineering  
6.

Ms. Priyanka Kashyap

08.06.2016 Dr. V. P. Uniyal M .Sc. Environmental Science Diversity of nematode and its role as bio indicator of climate change in the Indian Himalaya Region
7.

Mr. Shuvendu Das

10.06.2016 Dr. V.P. Uniyal M .Sc. Environmental Science Diversity and distribution of Odonata assemblages along altitudinal gradient in the selected basins of Bhagirathi and Teesta in relation to environmental parameters
8.

Ms. Ankita Sinha

08.06.2016 Dr. K. Ramesh M .Sc. Environmental Science Modelling eco-geographic drivers of distribution and abundance of riverine birds along the upper Ganges in Western Himalaya: implications for long-term monitoring and conservation management
9.

Mr. Suresh Kumar

15.09.2016 Dr. G. S. Rawat M. Phil (Botany) Population status of high value medicinal and aromatic plants for their conservation and management in Chenab valley J&K.
10.

Ms. Anjani Rawat

20.06.2016 Dr. V.P. Uniyal M .Sc. Environmental Science Awareness and capacity building for monitoring the health of environment Uttarakhand
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