Indian Long Term Ecological Observatories (I-LTEO) programme
To study the effects of climate change, India has launched long term ecological observatories (LTEO) programme. Under the programme, eight long-term ecological observatories are opened to study the health of eight different biomes. They will cover the Western Himalayas to Western Ghats, Eastern Himalayas to Andaman & Nicobar Islands, central India to the Sunderbans, and from Jammu & Kashmir to Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The initiative will help India to build capacity in study of impact of climate change on various eco-systems including human systems of agriculture and pastoralism. The development of scientific database in this key area will reduce the country’s dependence on studies done abroad.