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Clean Water for Tribal Communities

Clean Water for Tribal Communities

Vellaricombai, a small hamlet with about 30 residents, rests on the steep slopes of the Nilgiris mountains.  The Primitive Tribal Group – Kurumbas, have called it home for millenia.  The Kurumbas have traditionally practiced art, medicine and music.  These traditional knowledge systems […]

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Congratulations!!!: Finally – World Heritage tag for Western Ghats

Congratulations!!!: Finally – World Heritage tag for Western Ghats

While NGO’s environmentalists, Govt. Agencies and the general population of many regions around the world celebrated receiving the coveted World Heritage tag for cultural and ecological sites in their countries, it was received with very mixed response in India. The Western Ghats was declared a World […]

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Student Ecological Awareness Treks: Upper Nilgiris Ecology & Communities

Student Ecological Awareness Treks: Upper Nilgiris Ecology & Communities

Upper Nilgiris Ecology, Communities and threats In early January, One Earth Foundation organized 2 field treks to the upper region of Nilgiris with a group of highly enthusiastic students from a leading Bangalore school.  This was part of a 4 day explore […]

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Our last remaining rain forests (Sholas)

Our last remaining rain forests (Sholas)

  Our last remaining sholas (tropical rain forests) and surrounding grasslands are under attack and rapidly disappearing.  Scientists M. P. Nayar and A. R. K. Sastry (Red Data Book of Indian Plants) and K. M. Mathew and K. T. Mathew of the […]

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