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The Nilgiris

Sacred Elaeocarpus of the Nilgiris- Ecology, Culture and Conservation

PROJECTS: Sacred Elaeocarpus of the Nilgiris-Ecology, Culture and Conservation: This project funded by INTACH Delhi, is a survey on the status of the Elaeocarpus serratus (“Bikke” in Badaga dialect or commonly known as the Malabar/Nilgiri Mock Olive tree) and Elaeocarpus tuberculatus
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Importance of Pollination through Puppetry Workshop by Dr. Bhanumathi

Nilgiri Natural History Society is organising two puppetry workshops on the theme, ‘Pollination and its importance‘. The workshop is conducted by Dr. Bhanumathi of Pavai Centre for Puppetry, Chennai. Dr. Bhanumathi is a naturalist, author of many books on the same subject
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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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Tamil Birders Meet, 2015

NNHS participated at the Tamil Birders meet which took place at the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore. The agenda behind the meeting was to highlight the need to collaborate for better monitoring and understanding of birds from across the state. Another aspect which was hi
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Outreach Sessions at ‘The Lawrence School’, Ooty

NNHS has been conducting a series of talks with the Nature Club, at The Lawrence School, ooty. These talks have covered a series of modules ( Where the Kurinji Blooms – a conservation education manual developed by Keystone Foundation) as well as a few specialist talks as well. The mot
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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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