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Roots: Living with the Irulas of Sathy

Nature Education at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve; A faint smell of wet clay and cattle feed greets ones senses as they venture deeper into the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu. Shouldered by the Eastern Ghats and native forests,protected areas of the reserve host the Galidhi
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Nature Education at Banglapadigai

NATURE EDUCATION AT BANGLAPADIGAI SUMMER CAMP May 18th & 19th 2016 Report Banglapadigai is an Irula settlement of approximately 27 households. About an hour’s drive from Kotagiri, it lies in the Aracode area which forms south-eastern slopes of the Nilgiris. The forest types on the
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Outreach Sessions- Brindavan Public School, Coonoor

  28th April 2016: The best way to teach kids about Nature and Ecology is not by lecturing them in the classroom, but by engaging with them through films and activities. At Brindavan school, almost 150 students of classes 4th and 5th participated in the viewing of two short docum
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Conservation Education at PILLUR (NELLITHURAI-SUNDAMPATTI R.F)

The Irula tribes have always been an integral part of the forests of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, but the recent ‘development’ and changes in lifestyle are affecting the way they interact with the forest. Several hamlets, each of approximately 9-10 families, dot the roads within the
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Omcar Foundation visits Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Omcar Foundation, a marine conservation non profit organisation (www.omcar.org), visited Keystone foundation. NNHS educator, Prudhvi Gali facilitated their tour of Keystone premises and the different groups that work there. A visit to the Keystone centre in Banglapadigai, Aracode gave
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Village Elder Program, Anaikatty

To facilitate the transfer of traditional knowledge between the older and younger generations, a session on ethnobotany was conducted along with AK Bhojan, a village elder from Anaikatty. The session involved a walk with the children from the village along with the village elder who w
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Sacred Elaeocarpus of the Nilgiris- Ecology, Culture and Conservation

PROJECTS: Sacred Elaeocarpus of the Nilgiris-Ecology, Culture and Conservation: This project funded by INTACH Delhi, is a survey on the status of the Elaeocarpus serratus (“Bikke” in Badaga dialect or commonly known as the Malabar/Nilgiri Mock Olive tree) and Elaeocarpus tuberculatus
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Not Just Another Day at School!

On Saturday, 15 students of VSVMS, Vishwashanti, and CSI schools of Kotagiri met up with Shiny Rahel at Happy Valley, the site of a habitat restoration project in Kotagiri town that Keystone has been working on since 2006. The activity was organized by the Nilgiri Natural History Soci
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Conservation in the mountains of Uttarakhand: A Balancing Act, Dr.A.J.T Johnsingh

Conservation in the mountains of Uttarakhand: A Balancing Act Please click on the link below, to read Mr. A.J.T. Johnsingh’s accounts from Gangotri National Park, Uttarakhand.   Conservation in the mountains of Uttarakhand: A Balancing Act  
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Bringing back the ‘Orange-finned mahseer’, Dr. A.J.T.Johnsigh

The orange-finned mahseer is an iconic sport fish that is reported to be endemic to the Cauvery basin and which has broken thousands of fishing lines, hundreds of rods and reels and dragged numerous anglers into the water. It is also known as the hump-back mahseer, as the adults devel
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