Newsletter 1st Issue

The Society brings out two newsletter in a year. The newsletter expects to be a vibrant means of communication among the enthusiastic members of the NNHS, across their many walks of life. The newsletter has exclusive features from wallpapers that are produced by village conservation centres spread across the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR). Through these pages, we hope to share meanings and modes of conservation that are as much indicative of age old traditions as of future voices of change and dialogue in these communities. Bidaru Satha (sound of the bamboo)is the wall paper of the Velleri Combei conservation center in the Eastern Slopes of the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu produced in Tamil. Nisarga suddhi (nature news) from Punanjanur, Chamrajnagar, Karnataka in Kannada and Kattu poovu (flower of the forest) from Appankappu, Nilambur, Kerala in Malayalam capture the pulse of the NBR.

There is a special focus on species, which intends to profile species which are endemic to the Western Ghats and present in the region of the NBR. Diary of NNHS is a report of the activities of the society for the past quarter and brings members and others on board with key events. The Buzz takes one through the events and happenings at the Bee Museum. Bringing special focus to the conservation and linked work that happens in the NBR is the Under the Lens section.

The newsletter over the years we envision will read as a monograph on the NBR and we invite all our readers to be a part of it. We also invite members and people working on issues related to conservation and its linkages to contribute to this section. We wish to invite students who are working in the region of the NBR on various research questions to contribute to the section on Research Initiatives. The newsletter also features a column by Rev. P.K. Mulley, a cultural anthropologist of the region. A new section was added which profiles lesser known or amateur naturalists of the region. Check out the electronic copy of the newsletter in the download section.

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