Status assessment studies are undertaken by TIES in order to determine the population density and distribution pattern of a specific species. These help to develop a strategic plan for future conservation activities. The decline in the species number, reasons for decline and remedial measures for species conservation can be assessed through this. Status assessment surveys support the development of appropriate habitat management plans. TIES has already conducted such assessment studies on the variable bush frog (Konni Reserve Forest), spiny dormouse population (Vagamon hill ranges) and dragonfly species (Meenachil River water shed).