Start Date

March, 2007


Completion Date

March, 1998



Powai, Mumbai





The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has been bestowed with large growth of mangrove vegetation that is noticed along inter tidal zones of estuaries and creeks in Manori, Thane, Dharamtar, Vasai – Virar regions.

The project was undertaken jointly through BNHS, IIT and MMRDA. The main objective of this project was to integrate ecological and remote sensing data for studying coastal habitats, particularly mangrove ecosystem of Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

The Project scope included;

  1. Study (field level) and mapping (based on satellite imageries) of the mangroves in 1997
  2. Study the change in mangrove status between 1991 and 1997
  3. Study species diversity and health status of mangroves located in MMR
  4. Organizing of the corresponding maps and database developed in a Geographic Information System (GIS)

The project purpose was to prepare an atlas on 'Mangroves in MMR', that would be circulated among local authorities, forests departments, NGOs, etc. in order to protect the mangroves in MMR.

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MMR - Environment Improvement Society (MMR-EIS) , 6th floor, Planning Division, MMRDA new building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)
Contact: 022-26595978 / 26595979