Capacity building program on Alien plant Invasives

Malai Mahadeshwara Hills
December 8-9, 2010

Program Schedule

Timing Program
Day I
10:30 - 11:00am - Inaugural session by Mr.Narayanaswamy, Deputy Conservator of Forest, Kollegal
11:00- 11:30am Tea break
11:30 - 12:00am - Introduction to workshop by Ramesh Kannan, ATREE
12:00 - 1:00pm Impact of Invasive species on local biodiversity
by Dr.Siddappa Setty, ATREE, Bangalore
1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch break
2:00- 3:00pm Utilizing invasive to enhance the livelihood: Is this a management tool? by Mr. Ramesh Kannan
3:00- 3:30pm Tea Break
3:30- 5:30pm Field work: Mapping or listing invasive species found in and around MM hills RF
6:30 - 7:30pm Discussion
7:30 - 8:30pm Dinner
Day II
8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30am Impact of Lantana camara, on Biodiversity
by Dr. Aravind N.A, ATREE, Bangalore
10:30 - 11:00am Tea break
11:00 - 12:30pm Developing Action plan for identifying new invasives and monitoring the spread of invasive (early detection) by Aravind and Kannan
12:30 - 1:00pm Certificate distribution by Mr.Narayana Swamy, DCF, Kollegal Forest Division, Karnataka Forest Department
Vote of thanks by Mr. Harisha
1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch