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Nilgiri Natural History Society

Introduction to Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR)

SRI PRAKASH VIDYA NIKETAN from Vishakapatnam, A.P hosted Nilgiri Natural History Society (NNHS) for a talk during their recent visit to The Nilgiris. The students from Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan were introduced to the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve by the Nature Educator of Nilgiri Natural
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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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Mullur- Mandarai Trail

Mullur- Mandarai Trail The trail was kicked off from the mamaram toll gate under an overcast sky with birding and walking on our minds. Mr. Shivalingam was kind enough join us inside the gorgeous deciduous forests and assist our party with birding. Bearing in mind the possibility of a
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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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“Are all cats gray in the dark?”

“Are all cats gray in the dark?” – Explored through coats, quotes, tails and tales A talk by Dr. Shomita Mukherjee, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History Dr. Shomita Mukherjee, a principal scientist at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History(SACON), C
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Birdsong Beat Box

Sound Art Project  to Promote Conservation Awareness The SkyIslandBeatbox project is a collaboration between musician Ben Mirin from New York, photographer PrasenjeetYadav from Bangalore, and V. V. Robin,a bird ecologist from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) to take
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Stakeholder workshop on Human-wildlife Interactions, Kodaikanal

The Human –wildlife conflict stakeholder workshop held at Kodaikanal, was very well attended, with over 90 registered participants.  There was an introduction to the workshop given by Madhu Ramnath (Palni Hills Conservation Council), which was followed by Samraj (Keystone Foundation)
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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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Stakeholder workshop on Human-wildlife Interactions, Coonoor

Human Wildlife Interactions Stakeholder Workshop, Coonoor: The stakeholder workshop was held at the UPASI meeting hall on 14 July 2015. The workshop was attended by a large number of field staff from the Forest Department, farmers, farmer groups, concerned citizens as well as the medi
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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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