Training Modules

Self-study material on Medicinal Plants and Vegetation monitoring activities for the front line staff of forest department
The training team at FRLHT designed and brought out 2 volumes of self–study material in Kannada covering select topics on Medicinal plants conservation for the use of the frontline staff of on the forest department. These volumes are expected to serve as reference cum post-training learning material amongst the frontline staff. Following are the volumes:

Kaadu emba kanaja (Significance of forest and medicinal plants): This volume brings together basic information on select focal topics, such as Diversity of medicinal plants, Forest types, NTFP species, threats to medicinal plants and RET species, Sustainable methods of medicinal plants collection, Need for conservation and conservation strategies including MPCAs.
Sasya parisara Adhyayana (Principles and techniques of plant identification and vegetation monitoring): This volume highlights the necessary field skills field forest personnel is expected to acquire while engaged in conservation initiative. It provides comprehensive information on: Morphological features of plants and plant identification techniques, Botanical exploration and inventorisation strategies, Herbarium and seed-raw drug collection techniques, methods of vegetation monitoring, documentation of tradition knowledge.


Biodiversity and its Benefits
This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Biodiversity-the variety of lifeBiodiversity-the Indian scenario
Goods and Services from Biodiversity
Ethical values attached to Biodiversity

This module can be ideally used by:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer,
NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities and other interested individuals.


Introduction to Medicinal plants
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
What is a Medicinal plant?
Medicinal plants in the neighborhood
What is used for Medicine?
Diversity of Medicinal plants

The module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer, NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities and other interested individuals


Significance of Medicinal plants
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Medicinal plants in our daily life
Local Health Traditions
Traditional health care systems
Medicinal plants in our culture

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities, Women groups and other interested individuals


Medicinal Plants Collection
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Diversity of Medicinal plants
Plants are being collected destructively
Impact of destructive collection practices
Factors that affect the availability of Medicinal plants
Sustainable methods of harvesting medicinal plants
Cultural and social basis of sustainable harvesting

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer
NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities
Medicinal plants collectors
Other interested individuals


Status of Medicinal plants and Approaches for Conservation
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Status of Medicinal plants in India
Why is this situation seen?
Conservation Approaches

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities Other interested individuals


Field Identification of Medicinal plants
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Morphological features of a plant
Importance of documenting the Field
Character Identification of Medicinal plants

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest Officer, NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities, Field Botanists and other interested individuals


Botanical Surveys
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Botanical surveys in the context of Medicinal Plants Conservation Area (MPCAs)
Techniques of surveying
Measurements and field observation

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities, other interested individuals.


Principles of Nursery Management
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
What is a Nursery
Principles of Nursery Management
Managing a nursery in the context of MPCA, MPDA & NTFP programs

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer, NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities, Nursery men, other interested individuals.

Propagation of Medicinal Plants
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Principles of plant propagation
Methods of plant propagation
Propagation Structures
Treatments to the Planting material

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities Nursery men and other interested individuals


Community Participation
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Local community & its involvement in MPCA management
Local Management committes
Local women in MPCA management

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer, NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities, Community groups, other interested individuals


Species Recovery Program
FRLHT ENVIS FRLHT ENVIS

This module has been structured around the following subject/topics:
Species recovery-A scientific approach to saving species on verge of extinction
How to initiate Species Recovery Program
Case studies from south India
Role of the forest field staff and local communities in Species Recovery

This module can be ideally used for:
The field forest staff- Forest Guard, Forester and Range Forest officer NGOs and Education Institutions engaged in Conservation activities Other interested individuals

 

 

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