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Environmental Impact Assessment

The EIA Division of SACON Provides expert consultancy services on issues related to environment, biodiversity, its management and conservation to various stakeholders. Along with relevant academic research we also conduct applied and objective research on various issues related to the seemingly conflicting interface of development and environment targeted at developing optimal and sustainable management solutions.

The division takes up general Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies and development of Environment Management Plans (EMPs), as well as related to various developmental projects and activities as mandated in Environmental legislations currently in force. These studies would basically involve a holistic, multi-pronged and interdisciplinary investigation towards staving off, minimize, mitigate and/ or remediate environmental Impacts and improve habitat quality. Habitat Improvement programs and suo moto investigations on relevant environment issues in the larger interest of nation and/or Environment are also part of the functioning of the Division.

Backed by the vast expertise and experience of the division, it would also play an active role in the improvement of Environmental Policies and regulations through providing scientific inputs to policy/decision makers.

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Dr. Arun P R

Principal Scientist & Head

Research Interests:Assessment and management of of developmental Impacts on ecological systems, EIA, Entomology (Butterfly ecology & Chronobiological aspects), Ecology, Conservation Sciences & Environmental Jurisprudence

Contact: eiasacon@gmail.com


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Mohamed Samsoor Ali .A

Ph.D Scholar

Research Interest: Ornithology, Ecology, EIA

Currently Working on: Waterbird Assemblage of Human-Made Wetlands In Bhachau Taluk Kutch District, Gujarat, India

Contact: amsamsoor@yahoo.co.in


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Ramesh kumar.S

Sr. Project Fellow & Ph.D Scholar

Research Interest:Ornithology, Butterflies, EIA

Currently Working on: Plant- Animal Community Studies in Various Landscape Elements (Birds and Butterflies) in the Munnar High range Mountain Landscape Area

Contact: ramesh.wild@gmail.com


eia-Shanthakumar

Shanthakumar.S.B

Ph.D Scholar

Research Interest:Ornithology, Mammalogy, Ecology, EIA

Currently Working on:Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment of Yamuna River basin, Uttarakhand.

Contact: srshanth@gmail.com


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Anoop V

Research Fellow

Research Interest:Ornithology, Human-wildlife conflict, EIA

Currently Working on:Impact of Hara Wind power project of CLP Wind Farms (India) Ltd. on Wildlife including Migratory birds and Raptors at Harapanahalli, Davangere, Karnataka.

Contact: pvanoop1@gmail.com

Phone: 09442618066


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Chandran.R

Ph.D Scholar (since 01.07.2011)

Specialization:Environmental Education

Currently Study:Impacts of environmental education

Contact: chakkudu123@gmail.com


Nishad

Nishad, K A

Ph.D Scholar (Since 01/04/2010)

Specialization:Environmental monitoring

Currently Study:Usage and application of real-time environmental data

Contact: nishadhka@gmail.com


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Mohd. Zeeshan Malik

Ph D Scholar (since 01-01-2012)

Specialization:Environmental Assessments and climate change

Currently Study:Climate Change and local perception In Rajouri District, Jammu Region, Western Himalayas, India

Contact: malik908@gmail.com

Completed Projects (Since 2011)

  1. Plant- Animal Community Studies in Various Landscape Elements (Birds and Butterflies) in the Munnar High range Mountain Landscape Area
  2. Management Plan preparation of Fudam Bird Sanctuary, Daman & Diu
  3. Impact of Hara Wind Power Project of CLP Wind Farms (India) Ltd. on Wildlife including Migratory birds and Raptors at Harapanahalli, Davangere, Karnataka
  4. Cumulative Impact Assessment Study of Hydro Power Projects on River Yamuna, Tons and Tributaries -Faunal Aspects
  5. Cumulative Impact Assessment of Hydropower development on Sutlej basin in Himachal pradesh- Faunal Aspects
  6. Ecological and ethno-cultural examination of the rise and fall in rice diversity in southern India with special reference to the Western Ghats
  7. Monitoring the impacts of Jangi Wind power farm (91.8 MW)with special reference to birds and bats
  8. Study on the the potential environmental impacts from developing wind farms in Agali, Attapadi, Kottathara and Nallasingam areas of Palakkad district in Kerala
  9. Impact assessment of prospecting exploration activities through 3D seismic data acquisition by Oil India Ltd. on mangrove fauna at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
  10. Study on Impact of Construction of High Rise Towers on Migration of Fauna Including Avifauna – Bengal NRI Township Project, Anandapur, Kolkata
  11. Baseline Environmental Data (BED) collection for flora and fauna for Mithivirdi Nuclear Power Project at Bhavnagar, Gujarat of M/s. Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd
  12. An Ecological status survey of the Wetlands of Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh
  13. Preparation of Eco-Development Plan for Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  14. Impact Assessment of LNG terminal augmentation project by m/s PLL on the terrestrial flora and fauna at Puthuvypeen, Kerala
  15. Impact of survey and drilling operations by m/s oil india ltd. on wildlife and avifauna at kakinada
  16. Comprehensive Management Action Plan for Conservation of Ousteri Lake, Puducherry
  17. Review of state of environment in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan and its catchment area: A Historical analysis

Doctoral Research Work

  • Environmental Impacts of windpower generation with specieal reference to birds in Kutch District, Gujarat.
  • Impact of developmental activies on bird communities along sutlaj river basin, Himachal Pradesh
  • Waterbird Assemblage Of Human-Made Wetlands In Bhachau Taluk Kutch District, Gujarat, India
  • Study on the Urban Butterfly Assemblages of Select Cities of Southern India

Student Projects

  • Socio–ecological assessment and sustainable management of an urban wetland ecosystem: A case study of Ukkadam big tank; Coimbatore
  • The EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) process: a comparative evaluation between Brazil and India
  • Radiation levels from Cell-phone Towers and Bird assemblages at select urban lakes of Coimbatore

  1. Arun, P.R., Rajah Jayapal, and Anoop, V. 2015. “Impact of Hara Wind Power Project of CLP Wind Farms (India) Ltd. on Wildlife Including Migratory Birds and Raptors at Harapanahalli, Davangere, Karnataka.” Technical report. Coimbatore: SACON.
  2. Arun, P.R., Srinivas, G, and Shantha Kumar, S.B. 2015. “Cumulative Impact Assessment Study of Hydro Power Projects on River Yamuna, Tons and Tributaries -Faunal Aspects.” Technical report. Coimbatore: SACON.
  3. Arun, P.R. 2014. “Nature Lessons and Conservation.” In . National seminar at Govt. Brennen College, Tellicherry.
  4. Arun, P.R., Murugesan M, Shantha Kumar, S.B., Sony, R.K, and Ramesh, C. 2014. “Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment of Hydro Electric Projects of Sutlej River Basin in Himachal Pradesh-Faunal Aspects.” Technical report. Coimbatore: SACON.
  5. Arun, P.R., and Rajan, P. 2014a. “Impact Assessment of Prospecting Exploration through 3D Seismic Data Acquisition by Oil India Ltd. on Mangrove Fauna at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.” EIA report. Coimbatore: SACON.
  6. ———. 2014b. “Study on the the Potential Environmental Impacts of Wind Farm Development in Agali, Attapadi, Kottathara and Nallasingam Areas of Palakkad District, Kerala.” EIA report. Coimbatore: SACON.
  7. Arun, P.R., Samsoor Ali, A M, and Ramesh Kumar, S. 2014. “Monitoring the Impacts of Jangi Wind Power Farm (91.8 MW) with Special Reference to Birds and Bats.” Technical report. Coimbatore: SACON.
  8. Arun, P.R., Srinivas, G, and Shantha Kumar, S.B. 2015. “Cumulative Impact Assessment Study of Hydro Power Projects on River Yamuna, Tons and Tributaries -Faunal Aspects.” Technical report. Coimbatore: SACON.
  9. Mathew KS, Azeez PA, Chaithra Shree, J, and Arun, P.R. 2014. “Ecological and Ethno-Cultural Examination of the Rise and Fall in Rice Biodiversity in Southern India With Special Reference to The Western Ghats.” SACON.
  10. Ramesh Kumar, S., and Arun, P.R. 2014. “Butterflies (of SACON ).” SACON News.
  11. Ramesh Kumar S, Samsoor Ali, A M, and Arun, P.R. 2014. “Peculiar Nest Site of Indian Robin Saxicoloides Fulicatus.” SACON News.
  12. Samsoor Ali, A.M., Shantha Kumar, S.B., Ramesh Kumar, S., Chandran, R., and Arun, P.R. 2014. “SACON Campus- A Bird Haven.” SACON News.
  13. Samsoor Ali, A.M. et al., 2014. SACON Campus- A Bird Haven. SACON News, 11(2-3), pp.1–5.
  14. Samsoor Ali, A.M. et al., 2013. Birds of the Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History Campus, Anaikatty Hills, southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 5(17), pp.5288–5298.
  15. Arun PR. 2013. “Environmental Impact Assessment; Challenges and Opportunities.” In Proceedings of the National Seminar on Environmental Management and its Future Perspectives, Mampad: MES College, 51–55. www.mesmampad.org.
  16. Arun PR, Rajah Jayapal, and Murugesan M. 2013. Impact of Construction of High Rise Towers on Migration of Fauna Including Avifauna – Bengal NRI Township Project (Urbana), Anandapur. Coimbatore: SACON. Technical report.
  17. Murugesan M, Arun PR, Mathew KS, and Arthi T. 2013. “Avifaunal Diversity and Conservation Implications of Wetlands of Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India.” In ICIO-2 Coimbatore: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History.
  18. Murugesan, M., P. R. Arun, and B. A. K. Prusty. 2013. “The Butterfly Community of an Urban Wetland System-a Case Study of Oussudu Bird Sanctuary, Puducherry, India.” Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4672–78.
  19. Murugesan, M., Rachna Chandra, Prusty B Anjan, and Arun PR. 2013. “Avifauna of the Oussudu Lake and Its Environs, Puducherry, India and Conservation Concerns.” Bird Populations 12: 19–29.
  20. Ramesh Kumar S, Samsoor Ali, A M, and Arun PR. 2013. “Wild Nilgai in Company with Domestic Cattle.” SACON News 10(1): 7.
  21. Ramesh Kumar, S., Samsoor Ali, A.M., and Arun PR. 2013. “Bat Mortality due to Collision with Wind Turbines in Kutch District, Gujarat, India.” Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(13): 4822–24.
  22. Samsoor Ali, A M, Ramesh Kumar S, and Arun PR.2013. “Black Ibis Pseudibis Papillosa Nesting on Power Transmission Line Pylons, Gujarat, India.” BirdingAsia 19: 104–6.
  23. Samsoor Ali, A M, Ramesh Kumar S, and Arun PR. 2013. “Waterbird Assemblage in Rural Village Ponds of Samakhiali and Jangi Regions, Kutch District, Gujarat, India.” Bird Populations 12: 12–18.
  24. Ramesh Kumar S, Arun PR, Ashok KN, and Chandran R. 2012. “Mass Movement of Butterflies.” SACON News 9(4): 5–5.
  25. Samsoor Ali, A M, Ramesh Kumar S, Arun PR, and Joseph Reginald. 2012. “Sighting of a Large Congregation of Demoiselle Cranes (Grus Virgo) near Jangi, Kutch Dt., Gujarat.” Newsletter for Birdwatchers 52(1): 11–12.
  26. Arun, P R, and Mahajan Maya. (2012). Ecological Costs and Benefits of Teak Defoliator Moth (Hyblaea Puera) Outbreaks in the Mangrove Ecosystem of Mumbai. Marine Science 2 (5): 48–51. doi:10.5923/j.ms.20120205.02.
  27. Mathew KS, Arun PR, Murugesan M, and Arthi T. 2012. “Wetlands of Srikakulam.” SACON News 9(3): 1–2.
  28. Samsoor Ali, A M, Ramesh Kumar S, and Arun PR. 2012. “Sighting Large Congregation of Demoiselle Crane (Grus Virgo).” SACON News 9(2): 4–5.
  29. Samsoor Ali, A.M., Ramesh Kumar, S., Shanthakumar, S.B., Chandran, R., Arun PR, and Murugesan M. 2013. “Sighting of a Bald Common Myna Acridotheres Tristis at Jambu Kandi, Anaikatty, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.” BirdingAsia 19: 10–11.
  30. Ramesh Kumar S, Samsoor Ali A, and Arun PR. 2012. “Impact of Wind Turbines on Birds: a Case Study from Gujarat, India.” Scientific Journal of Environmental Sciences 1 (1) 9–20.
  31. Samsoor Ali, A M, Kumar SR, P R Arun, Murugesan M (2012) Preliminary survey of avifauna around wind farm of Jangi region, Kutch District, Gujarat, India. Scientific Journal of Zoology 1: 01–10.
  32. P Pramod, Arun PR, P Rajan (2012) Eco-Development Plan for Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Coimbatore: Project Report, SACON. 40 p.
  33. Mathew KS, Arun PR, Arthi T, Murugesan M, Azeez PA (2012) Wetlands of Srikakulam District; An Ecological Status Survey. Coimbatore: Project Report, SACON. 233p
  34. Arun Shankar AG (2012) Socio–Ecological Assessment and Sustainable Management of an Urban Wetland Ecosystem: A Case Study of Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore Trichy: MBA Thesis, Bharathidasan University.
  35. Arun PR, Murugesan, M., Nikhil Raj P (2012) Report on baseline status of the biological environment around the proposed nuclear power park at Mithivirdi, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, of m/s. Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd. Coimbatore: Project Report, SACON. 73 p.
  36. Arun PR (2012) Urban Verdures and the disregarded diversity within, A case study of Butterflies from Mumbai. Tropical Ecosystems Structure, Function and Services. Coimbatore: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Tropical Ecosystems; Structure Function and Services . pp. 161–174.
  37. Murugesan, M., Rachna Chandra, Prusty B Anjan, PR Arun, S. Bhupathy (2011) Bird diversity of Oussudu Lake, Pondicherry: An update. Status of Indian birds and their conservation, Proceedings of ICIO-I. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History Coimbatore
  38. Arun PR, Murugesan, M., Nikhil Raj P (2011) Impacts of proposed Seismic survey operations on the Avifauna and Wildlife of Reserve Forest areas of KG Basin Project of Oil India Ltd. Coimbatore: Project Report, SACON. 72 p.
  39. Arun PR, Azeez PA, Murugesan, M., Nikhil Raj P (2011) Impact Assessment of LNG Terminal Augmentation Project by M/s PLL on the Terrestrial Flora and Fauna at Puthuvypeen, Kerala. Coimbatore: Project Report, SACON. 72 p.
  40. Arun PR, Azeez PA (2011) Environmental Impacts of Electro-magnetic fields; A Review Report Submitted to the MoEF Expert committee on communication towers on birds & bees. Coimbatore: Technical Report SACON. 88 p.
  41. Arun PR (2011) Importance of Biodiversity and the Lessons that we Haven’t Learned. National Seminar on “Biodiversity: Present status and future concerns.” Pala, Kottayam.
  42. Anjan PB, Arun PR, Bhupathy S, Murugesan M, Rachna C (2011) Comprehensive Management Action Plan for conservation of Ossudu Sanctuary, Puducherry. Coimbatore: Project Report, SACON. 118 p.

A Glimpse of Technical Reports and Theses

Year 2015


2015-05 CLP Hara Rep Cover
 

2015-04 Fudam draft- cover page
 

2015 Yamuna


Year 2014

2014-11 Jangi Report
 

2014 Sutlej
 

2014-12 Rice Report-b
 

2014-05 cwet rep cover
 

2014-04 OIL-2 rep


Year 2013

2013-02 UrbanaRep


Year 2012

mithiv
 

2012 MGMNP rep
 

skk
 

2012-12 Larissa-EIA rep
 

2012-05 ArunShannkar thesis
 

Orapim-wetland rep


Year 2011

PV
 

kknda
 

ousteri