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Nilgiris

Kurumba Painting Workshop

A Kurumba painting workshop was held at the Bee Museum on the 26th of September under the guidance of Krishna, a Kurumba artist from Vellaricombai. Around 20 participants watched on as Krishna demonstrated the intricate strokes used to create these unique paintings.This conventionally
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Educational School Tours

The Nilgiri Natural History Society organized an educational tour of the Nilgiris on the 19th, 20th and 21st of September for the children of Rishi Valley School (A.P). Day one of the tour started with a picturesque ride on the Nilgiri mountain railway followed by a visit to a tea fac
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Workshop on Herbs

A workshop on herbs was held at the Woodhouse farm, Ooty on the 1st of September. Fifteen students from the Blue Mountain School attended this workshop along with some members of the NNHS. The workshop started off with a talk by Dr. Selvaraj (TNAU) on improving our quality of life by
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Apis dorsata nesting sites in NBR

Map made in 2008. Source of data: Survey of India Toposheet & field data of Keystone Foundation.
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NBR at a glance – Maps

Keystone Foundation has prepared some maps for its own use on various themes in the NBR over the years. Some of these which could be of general use are being posted here as images. The data used in these maps are collected from various sources – secondary and  primary. These hav
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The Threatened Wetlands of the Nilgiris

Wetlands are a widely neglected ecosystem. Often regarded as wastelands, wetlands continue to be among the world’s most threatened regions. Most of them have been converted for agriculture, ongoing drainage, conversion, pollution, over-exploitation, fishing, real estate developm
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Threats to NBR

The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is ecologically sensitive and vulnerable to changes that constantly threaten to engulf this fragile region. These include grazing pressure, demand for fuelwood, demand for small timber, fire, especially when recurrent, demand for green manure, encroachmen
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Biodiversity Richness of NBR

The region consists of moist, dry, evergreen and montane (shola) tropical forests. The Western Ghats, and the Nilgiri region in particular, harbour a bewildering wealth of flora and fauna: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fresh water fishes; much of which are endemic to the r
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