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Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India)

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Institute of Forest Biodiversity,  Hyderabad

FRC Hyderabad

The Institute of Forest Biodiversity was established during December 2012 vide ICFRE order no.58-21/XLVII/2012-ICFRE, dated 7th December 2012, by way of upgradation of the erstwhile Forest Research Centre, Hyderabad.

Director's Message

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Sh. M.R.G. Reddy

Director, IFB, Hyderabad

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad. The Institute has been established to take up research and development projects on the biodiversity of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, with emphasis on biodiversity of Eastern Ghats.

I hope, the information given in the webpage will be of great help to the viewers. Suggestions for improving the website are welcome.


The Institute is located at Dulapally, which is 23 Km away from Secunderabad Railway station and 65 Km away from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamsabad. Spread over an area of one hundred acres, the Institute has the necessary infrastructure viz., administrative block, three laboratories (molecular genetics, tissue culture and soil science), library, field trial areas (comprising germplasm banks, seedling seed orchards, and agroforestry models), nursery area (complete with shade houses and mist chamber) to take up research and development projects on the biodiversity. The Institute has a field station spread over sixty acres at Mulugu, Hyderabad.

MANDATE

 

The Institute is mandated to carry out research on forest biodiversity of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, with an emphasis on the forest biodiversity of Eastern Ghats. The scope inter alia includes the following. 

  1. Quantitative ecological assessment and documentation of biodiversity of Eastern Ghats.

  2. Genetic resource assessment of endemic and rare plants of Eastern Ghats for conservation planning.

  3. Threat assessment for classification of Eastern Ghat biodiversity into rare, endangered and threatened species.

  4. In situ conservation of the RET and endemic species of Eastern Ghats by identifying conservation populations/stands within the protected area networks.

  5. Ex situ conservation of the RET and endemic species of Eastern Ghats through   germplasm banks, seed storage, tissue culture and also through the involvement of farmers in their fields.

  6. Utilization of Eastern Ghats biodiversity by applying the principles of genetic improvement, clonal propagation and agroforestry.

  7. Protection of Eastern Ghats biodiversity from the endemic and introduced insects and pathogens.

  8. Biodiversity and climate change especially effects of climate change on the biodiversity of Eastern Ghats and their mitigation.

  9. Environmental impact assessment especially of mining and other mega projects on Biodiversity and their eco-rehabilitation.

 

Projects Undertaken

Completed Projects

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009

Continued Projects

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New Project Initiated

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Externally Aided

Completed Projects

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009

Continued Projects

-- -- 2008-2009

Project Initiated

-- -- 2008-2009

 

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E-Mail

Sh. M.R.G. Reddy, CF 

Director, IFB, Hyderabad

+91-040-66309501  09640218326

+91-040-23756821

  director_ifb@icfre.org  mrgreddy85@yahoo.com  

For more information visit : http://frc.icfre.gov.in

 

Disclaimer : All efforts have been made to make the information shown as accurate as possible. The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) will not be responsible for any loss to any person caused by inaccuracy in the information available on this website. Any discrepancy found may be brought to the notice of ICFRE head_it@icfre.org