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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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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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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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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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A day with a legend!

NNHS was privileged to host a one day workshop on nature photography by the legendary TNA Perumal. We were indeed honored that Perumal Sir accepted our invitation and made the long journey to Kotagiri inspite of his health condition. He shared freely from his experiences and insights.
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Stakeholder workshop on Human-wildlife Interactions, Periyakulam

A stakeholder workshop on Human-wildlife Interactions, the second in the series, was jointly conducted by Keystone Foundation and Nilgiri Natural History Society. The Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam hosted the workshop on 12 March, 2015. Meeting with Stakehol
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Stakeholder Workshop on Human Wildlife Conflict, Wayanad

Given the trend of increase in interactions between Humans and Wildlife, it has become crucial to understand the point at which these interactions become conflict. Keystone Foundation, has been working on Human Wildlife 1Conflicts over the past year, and is planning on conducting a se
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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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Traditional Knowledge Fair, 2014

“When I listen to the stories that my elders tell me it is like magic,I enjoy it and I want to listen to it all the time”- Niroshasin from Bikkapathy mund. 92 children from indigenous groups across the NBR quietly occupied the lawns of the Nehru Park at Kotagiri to tell th
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