Care Earth was entrusted with the preparation of Ecological Management Plan for the proposed new campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Thaiyur in Kanchipuram district. As part of the project, selected classes of plants and animals in around the proposed new campus were enumerated; habitat use by these species were assessed and habitats of greater conservation value were identified.

GIS based map of the current land use of the 150 acres was prepared in addition to one depicting the distribution of critical habitats. All out search for selected classes of plants and animal species was done and local abundance of selected flagship species was duly estimated.

Duration

2015

Funding Agency

Indian Institute of Technology