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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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Outreach and Awareness programmes- Series 1

A series of outreach programmes and education activities has been initiated by Keystone Foundation and NNHS in the Hasanur , Punajanur and Sigur regions. The most recent camp was conducted for school students at the Keystone Resource Centre in Punanjanur. A wide array of activities we
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Tamil Birders Meet, 2015

NNHS participated at the Tamil Birders meet which took place at the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore. The agenda behind the meeting was to highlight the need to collaborate for better monitoring and understanding of birds from across the state. Another aspect which was hi
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Wildlife Week Celebrations at Tiruppur, 2nd October, 2015.

NNHS and Keystone Foundation were part of the Wildlife Week Celebrations organised by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Forest department. We had information posters, books and stickers for sale. Our stall was one of the rare ones which showcased the lesser known diversity of insec
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Careers in Conservation

The Nilgiri Natural History Society in association with Keystone Foundation organised an event titled “Careers in Conservation” Interested Candidates from Emerald Heights College, Providence College, Stanes School, Lawrence School & Government Arts College interacted with eminent
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Report from Moth Night, 2015

Moths are the sibling group of the butterflies that outnumber their charismatic counterpart in species richness by about 10 times. There is a staggering diversity (ca. 160,000 species) within moths, be it in their sizes, colours, shapes and habits; and yet we know very little about th
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Tea with Bees!!

NNHS invites you to the Bee Museum on April 11th at 4 PM to visit our newly renovated BEE YARD at the museum. Come with friends and family to have tea with the bees. See how a balcony can become a buzzing space for bees and plants Get to know the pollinators around Local gardeners sha
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The Nature & Environment Quiz

Being one of the biodiversity hot-spots of Southern India, the Nilgiris is home to a vast number of intriguing and beautiful ecosystems. In order to celebrate the knowledge about this biodiversity, the Nilgiri Natural History Society will host ‘The Nature & Environment Quiz’. Deta
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CEPF/IUCN Freshwater Workshop

Keystone Foundation in Collaboration with Nilgiri Natural History Society is proud to host the CEPF/IUCN Freshwater  Workshop in Key Biodiversity Areas in Kerala & Tamil Nadu. Workshops are to ensure engagement by relevant stakeholders in the KBA delineation, validation and the de
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Nilgiri Traditional Food Festival’2013

A traditional food fair was organized by the NNHS at McIver Villa, Coonoor. The focus of the fair was millets, a grain that was once so popular in the Nilgiris that it occupied over 10,000 acres of cultivated land before the advent of the green revolution. This grain now covers less t
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