Wetland Ecology

SACON has been contributing significantly to the research, documentation and conservation of wetlands across the country. It has played a leaders’ role in aspects of policy making and added to the knowledge of Indian wetlands. The WE division pursues to carry on with the good work and further it by laying importance on research and training.

The emphasis in research will be to study the ecological aspects of the wetlands and its utility to the flora and fauna including the bird species. Although the species and habitat specific research will have a prominence, integrating sustainability of individual wetlands is of equal concern. This would be addressed by understanding the significance of a wetland in terms of the ecosystem benefit it provides to man. The result would be utilised to design models for the benefit of the policy makers.

The WE division also aims at creating training and awareness modules for capacity building of various stake holders that include the students, teachers, researchers, common man to policy makers.


Dr. Goldin Quadros, Senior Scientist

Dr. Mahendiran Mylswamy, Scientist

Research Personnel (Present)

Dr. Hemambika Balakrishnan (Programme Officer – SACON ENVIS)

Ms. A. Julfia Begum (Information Officer – SACON ENVIS)

Mr. N. Mohamed Ibrahim (IT- Assistant – SACON ENVIS)

Ms. Akshaya M. Mane (Senior Project Fellow)

Mr. Siddhesh D Bhave (Project Fellow)

Mr. Kuldeep JK Mahatre (Project Fellow)

Mr. Akshay B Naik (Project Fellow)

Ongoing Projects

  1. MoEF&CC ENVIS Center on Wetland Ecosystems and Inland Wetlands – Coordinator Dr. Goldin Quadros
  2. Mangrove Cell, GoI, UNDP, GEF Project “Assessing the status and distribution of avifauna within the coastal talukas of Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra” Co-Investigator – Dr. Goldin Quadros
  3. Mangrove Cell GoI, GIZ project – ” Conducting Baseline studies for Thane creek” Project Investigator – Dr. Goldin Quadros, Co- Investigators – Dr. P.A.Azeez; Dr. Mahendiran Mylswamy; Dr. Shirish Manchi and Dr. R.P.Athalye.
  4. Mangrove Cell GoI, GIZ project – “Ecotoxicology study from mollusc, crabs and fish from Thane creek” Project Investigator – Dr. Goldin Quadros, Co- Investigators – Dr. P.A.Azeez; Dr. Mahendiran Mylswamy; Dr. Shirish Manchi and Dr. R.P.Athalye.
  5. GIZ project – “Ecological status assessment for Palk Bay” Project Investigator – Dr. P.A.Azeez  Co- Investigators -Dr. Goldin Quadros ; Dr. Shirish Manchi; Dr. Mahendiran Mylswamy.
  6. Preparation of brief document for wetlands in the forest areas of Maharashtra

Completed Projects

  1. DST Project “Assessment of the morphological diversity and the ecological patterns in the near threatened colonial water birds across Indian sub-continent using novel approach” Project Investigator – Dr. Mahendiran Mylsamy


  1. “A rapid survey of the Asian Openbill Storks (Anastomus oscitans) nesting at Danapur Cantonment, Bihar, North India” by Mahendiran Mylswamy. 2012.

ENVIS Publications

Posters Link:

  1. 2013 – “Threatened Birds of Coimbatore Wetlands”
  2. 2014 – “World Wetlands Day”
  3. – “Wetlands designated as Ramsar sites in India”
  4. – “SACON in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands”
  5. – Wild Life Week “Wet & Wild”


  1. Report of the World Wetlands Day – 2012. Link :


  1. Sarovar Saurabh Volume 1 to 10. Link :
  2. ENews Link:


  1. “Lakes of Coimbatore City” Link:


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