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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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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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