A rapid investigation was undertaken with the scope to examine the present state of Pallikaranai wetland to develop an Ecological Management Plan (EMP) for the 5 portion declared as protected by the government of Tamil Nadu to conserve it. The primary aim of the present EMP is to restore the wetland to provide habitats for various species inhabiting or visiting the area and also to develop it as a demonstration / education site to inculcate the values and importance of ecological conservation in target groups such as students and public at large. The major objectives were as follows: Document the baseline characteristics of the Pallikaranai marshes. Examine various threats. Brief about various action taken for conservation and, Develop an Ecological Management Plan for this wetland. It is felt that it is proper to present a brief on the physical and biological characteristics of the wetland prior to presenting the EMP. Therefore, the presentation of this report is planned accordingly.
P. A. Azeez, Bhupathy, S., Ranjini, J., Dhanya, R., and Dr. P. P. Nikhil Raj, “Management Plan for the Eco-restoration of Pallikaranai Reserve Forest”, Report submitted to SACON, pp. 1–62, 2008.