Forest Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation � Wildlife Biology

Wildlife Biology

The forests of Kerala contain a rich fauna which include a wide variety of birds and mammals. The department is engaged in:
  • Monitoring the population of wildlife in Protected areas in Kerala
  • Documentation of their distribution
  • Studies on the ecology and behaviour of selected species
  • Habitat utilization, requirements and resource availability of wildlife in PAs
  • Human-Wildlife interaction and management

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Conservation of critically endangered Cyad, Cycas annaikalensis in India
  2. Developing long term monitoring tools and strategies for mitigating human-wildlife conflicts in Kerala (Phase I)

Contact: Dr. P. Balakrishnan
Kerala Forest Research Institute
Peechi 680653, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA
Tel: +91-487-2690272