Preliminary Discussion Draft


A Methodology Manual


Madhav Gadgil

Centre for Ecological Sciences

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560012, India

A Request

This zeroth draft of the People’s Biodiversity Register Methodology Manual is being circulated for comments, advice, suggestions. Click here to download the file. Many of the sections in the Manual are as yet incomplete, contain some errors and need much further work, so any offers of help in improving and fleshing these out would be gratefully received. Please feel free to pass on this material to anybody who might be interested in looking at it, thinking about it, trying it out, offering suggestions and help. Please send your inputs to

This effort is dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Salim Ali, a great naturalist and conservationist, whose 106th birth anniversary falls on November 12, 2002.

October 5, 2003