The ENVIS Centre was established at SACON in the year 2004 with the theme “Wetland Ecosystems including Inland Wetlands”. The centre collects, collates, and disseminates information on various facets of Wetland Ecosystems including Inland Wetlands of India. The SACON ENVIS publication “Lakes of Coimbatore City” has crossed 6500 reads in Research Gate. While the book “A Bibliography of Tamil Nadu Wetlands” published in 2017 has also crossed 1907 reads. The centre was awarded ‘A’ grade for the years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. Apart from secondary data collection, the centre also comes out with knowledge products such as newsletters, posters, pamphlets and calendars. The centre also conducts awareness activities about the importance of wetlands in schools and colleges on various environmental days. Based on the performance the ENVIS Secretariat involved SACON ENVIS in its pilot programme of Green Skill Development which was successfully completed during Sept 2017. On successful completion of the pilot programme, the ENVIS Secretariat has allotted “Bird Identification & Basic Ornithology” course to SACON ENVIS RP. As on now, SACON ENVIS RP had conducted two batches (2018-2019 & 2019-2020) of GSDP course.
SACON ENVIS Resource partner