Conservation assessment of rare and endemic tree species from North Western Ghats

Geographical coverage

Geographical scale of the assessment Sub-regional,Set of sites
Country or countries covered India
Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name

Coastal districts of Maharashtra, Western Ghats, India

Conceptual framework, methodology and scope

Assessment objectives

Mandate for the assessment

Conceptual framework and/or methodology used for the assessment

URL or copy of conceptual framework developed or adapted

System(s) assessed

  • Coastal
  • Forest and woodland

Species groups assessed


Ecosystem services/functions assessed


  • Genetic resources
  • Medicinal resources


  • Erosion prevention
  • Pollination

Supporting Services/Functions

  • Habitat maintenance
  • Soil formation and fertility

Cultural Services

Scope of assessment includes

Drivers of change in systems and services


Impacts of change in services on human well-being


Options for responding/interventions to the trends observed


Explicit consideration of the role of biodiversity in the systems and services covered by the assessment


Timing of the assessment

Year assessment started


Year assessment finished


If ongoing, year assessment is anticipated to finish

Periodicity of assessment

One off

Assessment outputs


Prioritising areas for forest conservation in the Konkan region of the Western Ghats hotspot (India) - pilot study . See

Resource assessment of high biodiversity value species with a biofuel potential in Northern Western Ghats of India.

Communication materials (e.g. brochure, presentations, posters, audio-visual media)

Journal publications

Training materials

Other documents/outputs

Tools and processes

Tools and approaches used in the assessment

  • Indicators
  • Social (non-monetary) valuation

Process used for stakeholder engagement in the assessment process and which component

Key stakeholder groups engaged

The number of people directly involved in the assessment process

Incorporation of scientific and other types of knowledge

Supporting documentation for specific approaches, methodology or criteria developed and/or used to integrate knowledge systems into the assessment

Assessment reports peer reviewed



Accessibility of data used in assessment

Policy impact

Impacts the assessment has had on policy and/or decision making, as evidenced through policy references and actions

Independent or other review on policy impact of the assessment


Lessons learnt for future assessments from these reviews

Capacity building

Capacity building needs identified during the assessment

Actions taken by the assessment to build capacity

Network and sharing experiences, Access to funding, Workshops, Developing/promoting and providing access to support tools, Communication and awareness raising

How have gaps in capacity been communicated to the different stakeholders

Knowledge generation

Gaps in knowledge identified from the assessment

How gaps in knowledge have been communicated to the different stakeholders

Additional relevant information