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Wildlife and changing lifestyles in the “biodiversity hotspots” of the Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats) – Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Tarsh Thekaekara,  New Delhi, Sun Jul 15 2012 I grew up in a small town on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, cradled in the Nilgiri hills. I now work as a conservationist in the same area. Gudalur sits … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Biodiversity, Commentary, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Elephant, Figures, census and other statistics, Nature and wildlife, Nilgiri Biosphere, Organizations, Press snippets, Tiger, Tourism, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology | Comments Off on Wildlife and changing lifestyles in the “biodiversity hotspots” of the Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats) – Tamil Nadu and Kerala

The changing character of sacred groves (kaavu): Tiny oases rich in floral and faunal biodiversity converted due to urbanization – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Many small towns across India also have sacred groves. The kaavus of Kerala are managed by the government, temple trusts, local community, or even privately. In Thrissur, there are as many as 970 such kaavus in the district, of which … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Coastal wetland ecosystems: Eco-exposure and recovery programmes for the Kanyakumari region – Tamil Nadu

PhotosFreshwater Wetland Ecosystem Flamingo photo exhibitionPainted stork nesting Spot billed pelicansFlamingoesFish – prey base for birdsEco-exposure programme Wetland Ecosystem of Kanyakumari district, India Kanyakumari is the strategic southern tip of India in the bio-hot spot of the Western Ghats, UNESCO Heritage … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Figures, census and other statistics, Government of India, Mangrove, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Photos and slideshows, Press snippets, Southern region – Southern Zonal Council, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology | Tagged | Comments Off on Slideshow | Coastal wetland ecosystems: Eco-exposure and recovery programmes for the Kanyakumari region – Tamil Nadu

Slideshow | Honey Bee Day celebrated to highlight the importance of pollinators: Practical support for sustainable development in villages near Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

World Honey Bee Day observed by agriculturists in Western Ghats NagercoilWorld Honey Bee Day was observed by Tribal Foundation at Irenipuram, an agricultural village in Kanyakumari district in the Western Ghats on August 17, 2019. Honey bee nests were distributed … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil): Many talents, one team – Tamil Nadu

Photos and profiles provided by S.S. Davidson The foundation’s projects supports its efforts to secure a healthy diet, health care, prevention of disease, combining biodiversity with a sustainable livelihood and access to school education in accordance with government provisions. The team of … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi / Adibasi, Biodiversity, Childhood, Community facilities, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Health and nutrition, Names and communities, Networking, Organizations, Press snippets, Quotes, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Rural poverty, Success story | Tagged | Comments Off on Slideshow | Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil): Many talents, one team – Tamil Nadu