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Bees, biodiversity and forest livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
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- Main Project
- Project leader:
- Dr Janet Seeley
- Host institutions:
- Keystone Foundation
- Start date:
- UK institutions:
- University of East Anglia - International Development
- Finish date:
- South Asia
Note: the descriptions presented for projects approved before 2008 have been extracted from technical descriptions in project documents and were not originally intended for publication.
This Project seeks to elucidate the interdependencies between bees, biodiversity and forest livelihoods in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR), Western Ghats, India. The indigenous bees of the mountainous NBR are known to play an important role in local livelihoods (honey hunting is part of the culture), yet the bees have not been scientifically identified or classified, their populations and distributions are unknown, and their vital role in pollination and the maintenance of forest biodiversity has not been studied. This unique Project will endeavour to combine scientific data about the status of these indigenous bees and their ecology, with participatory livelihoods analysis. This will be achieved by strengthening the research capacity of the local organisation, Keystone, working in partnership with three UK institutions, and with local indigenous communities and Forest Department staff.
Research; capacity building; training; dissemination and advocacy
Increased scientific and livelihood knowledge through research; Strengthened capacities of key institutions; Enhanced technical and professional skills in host country through training; Increased awareness and policy engagement in India and UK through dissemination and advocacy
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|Title or file name||Type||Project||Size||Comments|
|1.||application form||application form||15001||140.81 KB|
|2.||1st annual report||1st annual report||15001||136.84 KB|
|3.||2nd annual report||2nd annual report||15001||110.66 KB|
|4.||final report||final report||15001||571.47 KB|
|5.||1st half year report||1st half year report||15001||18.71 KB|
|6.||2nd half year report||2nd half year report||15001||53.25 KB|
|7.||3rd half year report||3rd half year report||15001||18.93 KB|
|8.||15-001 HY3 App1 Apimondia leaflet.pdf||article||15001||2.57 MB|
|9.||15-001 FR Ann11 Conf proceedings sample pages.pdf||meeting report||15001||4.54 MB|
|10.||15-001 FR Ann14 and 15 - The Hindu - press.pdf||article||15001||1.1 MB|
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Page last modified: Wednesday, 20 November 2013