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Schedule

Each session will have a steering panel of 3 to 5 experts and each session will have 2 hours duration. Papers presented will be circulated. First 30 minutes for the steering panel to present important suggestions / proposals based on papers and their view points followed by One hour for discussion which will be controlled by the steering panel and finally 15 minutes for the conclusion of the session by the steering panel. There will be 12 sessions of which the first Session on 15.12.2012 will be inaugural session and the last session on 17.12.2012 will be the concluding session. Remaining 10 sessions will be discussion sessions on the theme. Sessions from 15.12.2012 to 17.12.2012 will be divided as follows:

The tentative schedule

15.12.2012 ( Saturday)
  • 9.00 – 11.00 am

    Inaugural Session

    Prof. Dr. Lekshmi Nair
    Principal & Prof. of Law, Kerala Law Academy, Trivandrum
  • 11.00 am – 11.15 am

    Tea

  • 11.15 am – 1.15 pm

    Legal and other implications of World Natural Heritage Status to Western Ghats and the benefits to Conservation.

  • 1.15 pm – 2.15 pm

    Lunch

  • 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

    Challenges of electric projects (Hydro, Wind etc) to the ecology of Western Ghats and legal implications and measures; Controversial locations – Problems, challenges: International position.

  • 4.15 pm – 4.30 pm

    Tea

  • 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm

    Challenges of mining, quarrying and other exploitation of natural resources to the ecology of Western Ghats: perspective, issues, legal measures; Controversial locations– Problems and challenges: Practice and approach at International level.

16.12.2012 ( Sunday)
  • 8.45 am – 10.45 am

    Challenges of Plantation estates, agricultural operations, religious activities, social forestry, tourism, tourist resorts to the ecology of Western Ghats and legal measures; Controversial locations – Problems, challenges: Practice and approach at International level.

  • 10.45 am – 11.00am

    Tea

  • 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

    Significance of Wild Life corridors and connectivity in Western Ghats and legal measures for protection and restoration of wild life corridors and connectivity: International perspective.

  • 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

    Lunch

  • 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

    Challenges to the watershed role of the Western Ghats and legal measures for protecting the watershed role: International position.

  • 4.00 pm – 4.15 pm

    Tea

  • 4.15 pm – 6.15 pm

    Gadgil Committee report and Kasturirangan review Committee, its implications, legal issues: International perception, future courses and measures.

17.12.2012 ( Monday)
  • 8.45 am – 10.45 am

    Role of landscape and land use pattern in the Western Ghats to the conservation of ecology in Western Ghats: Issues, Problems and legal measures – International perspective.

  • 10.45 am – 11.00am

    Tea

  • 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

    Endemic flora and fauna and endangered ones in the Western Ghats – Problems and legal measures – International significance, perspective and challenges.

  • 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

    Lunch

  • 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

    Adequacy of existing legislations and need for change/ new legislations for conservation of ecology and biodiversity of Western Ghats.

  • 4.00 pm – 4.15 pm

    Tea

  • 4.15 pm – 6.15 pm

    Declaration and Concluding session

Program coordinators


  • Nagaraj Narayanan
    Programme Coordinator

  • Dr. Glen Barry
    Academic Convener and Coordinator

Organizing Committee


  • Dr Lekshmi Nair
    Principal, Kerala Law Academy

  • Dr S Sanker
    Former Scientist, Kerala Forest Research Institute

  • Dr K C Sunny
    Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Kerala

  • Prof. M. K. Prasad
    Environmentalist

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Resources

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    Established in 1966, KERALA LAW ACADEMY (KLA) is a seat of excellence in legal education,…

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  • Trivandrum

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