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Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre

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IGCMC Laboratory
The Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre (IGCMC) supports biodiversity and natural resources conservation in India through collecting, managing, disseminating and making accessible, relevant data and knowledge, and by providing appropriate technical, analytical and networking services.
As a long-term strategy, the IGCMC aims to consolidate its existing position by extending its support base and data network, to cover information related to all forms of natural resources and major issues related to the environment, like climate change.

The IGCMC extensively uses Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for providing data on habitats and ecosystems in the country so that the requisite spatial information becomes available to resource managers and planners.

As part of this exercise the IGCMC undertakes conservation based projects on important ecosystems including forests, wetlands, coastal zones, Himalayas etc. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software facilities to generate spatial databases as well as provide solutions for conservation planning.

The Centre maintains databases on India’s environment, especially its flora and fauna, habitats of conservational importance including forests, wetlands, national parks and other protected areas.
The IGCMC also disseminates information on NGOs through its Environmental Information Systems (ENVIS) centre on NGOs, Parliament and Media for the Ministry of Environment and Forests

  • To build databases on conservation status of species, ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • To collate and disseminate information on environmental NGOs, environment-related issues discussed in the Parliament and media coverage.

  • Application of Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS in mapping, ecological modelling, Land use, Land cover mapping, landscape analysis etc.

  • Contracting services to organisations and individuals for conservation based projects.

  • Develop and implement projects on climate change, with special reference to the Indian subcontinent, on impacts and adaptation, policy related issues and awareness generation raising.
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Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre of WWF-India uses cutting-edge tools like the latest version of ArcGIS for its GIS work. This version boasts of improved spatial analysis, powerful modeling tools, 3D visualization and more.

Key Contact

  • Areendran Gopala

    Director-Remote sensing & GIS

    WWF India,

    +91 41504791