Flood Impact on Biodiversity and Ecosystems In The Athirapilly- Malakkappara Region (Athirapilly Grama Panchayath) An Executive Summary Along With Policy Inputs Of The Case Study

The abnormal rainfall and subsequent flood happened in Kerala in August 2018 had severe impact on river systems, riparian forests as well forest areas with landslide. The Kerala State Biodiversity Board had entrusted the team with a case study on impact of flood and landslide on forest and biodiversity and selected Athirapilly Grama Panchayath as suitable unit. The study using rapid assessment methods, mapping in comparison with the previous biodiversity data available with the research team has brought out a wide range of inputs on impact on forests, unique ecosystems such as riparian forests, endangered species, hornbill nesting trees, and other biodiversity and also on forest dependent ethnic and other community. The results are summarized here as an executive summary and policy document. 

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