1. Distribution, status and effects of trade on large-bodied (mygalomorph) spiders of the genus Poecilotheria and other theraphosid spiders in India. Since September 2000 field surveys are carried out throughout India to gather information on distribution and threats of Poecilotheria spp. and other theraphosid spiders, which are in illegal pet trade.
2. Support small mammal studies in the Western Ghats to understand conservation status of rodents, insectivores and bats due to changing land use practices and vegetation cover.
Since March 2003 several studies have been supported with one of them leading to a PhD on the topic.
3. Preliminary survey of distribution, population status and anthropogenic threats to Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Arunachal Pradesh, India.
4. Status, distribution and feeding ecology of two least known primate species: Slow Loris and Capped langur in the protected areas of Assam, India.
5. Assessing the status and distribution of large mammals in Highwavy and its environs, southern Western Ghats.
6. Enhancing Knowledge about the Conservation Status of Globally Threatened Species in the Western Ghats, with a Particular Emphasis on Reptiles, Since Oct 09
7. W.Ghats Biodiversity Collaborative Information System, Since April 2011
8. Establishing Community Conservation in the Reserves Anamalais, Since Jan 2012.
9. Himalayan Grey Langur conservation with participatory stakeholder initiative, Since April 2012
10. Evaluation and impact of Chytridiomycosis on the endemic, highly threatened amphibians of the Western Ghats, Since April 2012
11. Creating a nationwide awareness to safeguard our freshwater ecosystems for our country’s future, Since 2012
1. Support taxonomic studies of spiders in South Asia with special reference to mygalomorphs and other families.
2. Promote taxonomic studies of small mammals in South Asia with special reference to rodents, insectivores and bats.
3. Provide a scientifically and systematically maintained museum for housing spiders, small mammals, fish and other groups of fauna.
1. Status assessments of endemic orchids of the Western Ghats
2. Status assessments of South Asian Chiroptera
3. Status assessments of South Asian Amphibia
4. Status assessments of South Asian Non-volant Small Mammals
5. Status assessments of Indian Tarantulas
6. Status assessments of Western Ghats Reptiles
7. Status assessments of Sri Lankan Chelonians
7. Population and Habitat Viability Assessment and of Star Tortoise
8. Population and Habitat Viability Assessment of Hoolock Gibbons
1. Practical Workshop on keeping and care of amphibians in captivity
2. Taxonomy, field techniques and conservation of South Asian Chiroptera
3. Taxonomy, field techniques and conservation of South Asian Non-volant Small Mammals
4. Field techniques, identification and taxonomy of Eastern Hemisphere Tarantula Spiders
5. Field techniques, identification and taxonomy of amphibians
The Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT) is an international, monthly (aiming to be more frequent), online, open access, free access, peer-reviewed journal on wildlife, conservation, taxonomy, ecology and all aspects contributing to the science and action thereof. The objective of JoTT is to publish timely, articles of importance for promoting conservation and encouraging wildlife studies in the biodiversity-rich countries of the world.