Care Earth Trust was assigned the task of formulating a ‘Comprehensive Management Plan for the Conservation of Pallikaranai Marsh’ by the Conservation Authority for Pallikaranai Marsh, Tamil Nadu Forest Department.

Using the database that has been put in place by Care Earth for the last fifteen years, and with the support of naturalists, scientists and experts a basic framework was evolved for the plan.  At the same time, comments/ideas/inputs were sought from  a range of stakeholders including resident welfare associations, professionals, local communities, NGOs and the media through structured consultations.

The plan so developed was reviewed by the Governing Body of the Authority and formally approved in September 2015.

Drafted using the Adaptive Management Framework, the Plan is a repository of ecological, hydrological and environmental data for the landscape and makes rather innovative recommendations for the conservation of the marsh.