The Ecology of Fear: Lessons for Conservation & Restoration

Spiders – apart from cunningly spin webs to trap other innocent insects and eating male spiders after fertilization, they can play an important role in maintaining the soil fertility. An interesting experiment was done by researchers at the University of Jerusalem who […]

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Corals, Starfish & Robots

Coral reefs occupy a mere 0.1% of earth’s surface but accommodate a biodiversity that is almost on par with the rainforests. Apart from the immense biodiversity, they also provide a multitude of services from coastal protection, providing habitat and food, medicinal values, […]

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Aliens, climate change & tourism: A deadly cocktail

“80 per cent of known species extinctions have occurred on islands and currently 45 per cent of IUCN Red List endangered species occur on islands.” – IUCN Islands are the abode of the world’s tallest sea cliffs, beautiful beaches, clear waters, most active […]

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Food loss & waste, Global hunger and Mobile Apps….

Food loss & waste, Global hunger and Mobile Apps…. Our Generations Key Issue An estimated 30% of the food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted somewhere along the food supply chain (FAO., 2015). . Meanwhile, the world’s population is predicted […]

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Human – wildlife conflict: Shifting focus & busting myths

Large herds of elephants arrogantly parading through fully ripe fields destroying everything in their way or bloody trails of leopard leading to a half-eaten carcass of an innocent lamb are the first pictures that come to mind when people are confronted with […]

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Alien invasions, extinctions and Citizen Scientists

A lush green forest, beautiful climbers adorning every inch of the landscape, a placid water body filled with purple flowers, golden stripes adorning the back of a shiny wise faced frog. Sounds quite like the setting of a fairy tale or more likely […]

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The Limboo Tribe of Sikkim – A study under Enviro Trips initiative

The Limboo Tribe of Sikkim – A study under Enviro Trips initiative

  The Limboo individuals otherwise called Subba, Yakthungba, Limboo and Tshong of Sikkim are the ethnic minority ancestral network who have their unmistakable way of life as one of the indigenous tenants of Sikkim having own content, culture, nourishment propensities, clothing, traditions, […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wishing all our partner schools, management, students and their families a very merry christmas and a happy new year. We would like to thank our partner schools and corporates for their continuous support and may the coming year be filled with lots […]

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School trip to study the changing lifestyle of the Toda Tribe

School trip to study the changing lifestyle of the Toda Tribe

  Nilgiris is home to numerous tribes among which are the primitive pastoral community of the Todas. Before British colonisation, the Todas coexisted with the other tribes like the Kotas, Badagas and Kurubas . Their nomadic, pastoral heritage has been replaced by […]

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Students study the farming crisis of India

Students study the farming crisis of India

  Indian farmers have been suffering in silence for decades with the results showing up as suicides on page 17 of our morning newspapers. With the many adversities of a developing country, this is one that is known but conveniently ignored. This […]

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