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The Environmental Information plays a vital role not only in formulating environmental management policies but also in the decision making process aiming at environmental protection and improvement of environment for sustaining good quality of life for the living beings. Realizing such need, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India set up an Environmental Information System (ENVIS) in 1983 as a plan programme for a comprehensive network in environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to varying users, which include decision-makers, researchers, academicians, policy planners and research scientists. ENVIS was conceived as a distributed information network with the subject-specific centers to carry out the mandates and to provide the relevant and timely information to all concerned.

The ENVIS Centre was established at SACON in the year 2004 with the theme “Wetland Ecosystems including Inland Wetlands”. The centre collects, collates, and disseminates information on various facets of Wetland Ecosystems including Inland Wetlands of India. The SACON ENVIS publication “Lakes of Coimbatore City” had crossed 1234 reads in Research Gate. The centre was awarded ‘A’ grade for the years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. Apart from secondary data collection, the centre also comes out with knowledge products such as newsletters, posters, pamphlets and calendars. The centre also conducts awareness activities about the importance of wetlands in schools and colleges on various environmental days. The SACON ENVIS team is coming up with the compilation of “A Bibliography of Tamil Nadu Wetlands” comprising around 2000 references collected from various Educational Institutions.

MoEF&CC funded ENVIS Center on Wetland Ecosystems and Inland Wetlands – Coordinator Dr. K. Sankar

Research Personnel (Present)

   Dr. Hemambika Balakrishnan (Programme Officer – SACON ENVIS)

   Ms. A. Julffia Begam (Information Officer – SACON ENVIS)

I completed my Post Graduation in Computer Applications from Alagappa University. I joined SACON ENVIS Centre on February 5th 2013 as Web Assistant. My work is basically updating the ENVIS Website, designing brochures, posters and other ENVIS publications.  Am not aware of nature and my love for nature developed once I joined SACON. This has made me to go for regular bird watching every weekend. Am happy to tell that I can identify few bird species and their calls. Thanks to SACON.

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

Mohamed Ibrahim did his B.Sc in Information Technolgy from Vidyasagar College of Atrs & Science, Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu on 2011 and M.Sc in Geoinformatics from Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu on 2013. He was awarded for the completion of the “Certificate course on Software Testing under UGC” and also awarded for the completion of the “Diploma course on Software Testing”. He has completed his four months training in “LiDAR Division” in Geofiny Technologies Pvt Ltd, Chennai. He did his case study on OpenGTS fore warning System in Java Platform and he did his Project in LiDAR Technology Adopted in Cliff Area.

Mohamed Ibrahim joined ENVIS Centre, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Anaikatty, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on December 12th 2016 as an IT Assistant. His responsibilities are Designing, Website maintaining and GIS Mapping.


  1. “Lakes of Coimbatore City” Link: