Clean Forest Warriors

Clean Forest Warriors

High school students from a leading school of Chennai visited The Nilgiris on an ecological / adventure outbound trip.  On the very first day One Earth Foundation organized a acclimatization walk from the Bandomai road to Yeddapalli village.  The students noticed that […]

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What legends are made of

What legends are made of

One man’s unrelenting struggle to convert a community that was poaching migratory birds in the hundreds of thousands to one that became conservators and protectors.  A tale of extreme dedication, suffering and sacrifice. The community residing in small fishing villages on the […]

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Compassion & Dedication: A Day Care Centre in Nilgiris

Compassion & Dedication:  A Day Care Centre in Nilgiris

  In a village called Aravenu on the outskirts of Kotagiri in Nilgiris, is a small 2 room day care center run by a lorry driver Shanmugam and his son Jeeva Kumar.  Shanmugam’s 8 year old son, De Silva,  died of Down Syndrome in 2008 […]

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Weather Gods innocent. Apathy of civic authorities to blame for drought like conditions in Nilgiris

Weather Gods innocent.  Apathy of civic authorities to blame for drought like conditions in Nilgiris

The anguish and suffering of the residents of Coonoor municipal area grows by the day.  For over two years now, the supply of water has been erratic and much lower than the 90 Liters per person per day requirement.  The past few […]

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Community Star 2014

Community Star 2014

One Earth Foundation for  Community Star 2014 We are excited to share with you that One Earth Foundation has won a nomination to Community Stars 2014 Awards by Metro Group.  (Metro is one of the world’s largest and most  diversified retailing and wholesale  organizations with Cash and […]

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Students for Clean Forests

Students for Clean Forests

Students for Clean Forests An inspiring initiative by One Earth Foundation One Earth Foundation organized an ecological study tour for 35 students from a leading international school in Bangalore.  The students got a rare opportunity to visit several ecologically sensitive areas in […]

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Save Kamaraj Sagar Lake – Nilgiris

Save Kamaraj Sagar Lake – Nilgiris

My Nilgiris, My Pride (A Campaign by One Earth Foundation) Our campaign aims at highlighting specific, urgent and compelling local threats to the fragile ecology of Nilgiris and reaches out to members of civil society, academia and administration who can, if they […]

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World Heritage Tasmanian Forest under threat

World Heritage Tasmanian Forest under threat

Recently, I returned from a a three week trip to Australia.  During this period the Prime Minister, Tony Abbot made a rather provocative speech in Canberra that compels me to write this blog. Australia has little to boast when it comes to […]

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Ethnobotanical Study of Nilgiri tribes

Ethnobotanical Study of Nilgiri tribes

Challenging & Inspiring Educational Field Excursions by One Earth Foundation Ethnobotanical Studies of the tribes of Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu Ethnobotanical study is of immense importance with medical science.  India is one of the twelve mega-biodiversity countries of the World having rich vegetation […]

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Views from the Highest peak in Nilgiris – Doddabetta

Views from the Highest peak in Nilgiris – Doddabetta

 Students from a leading international school in Mumbai, recently visited the Nilgiris to explore the cultural and natural diversity and wealth of the region.  Among the many study modules and activities, our 42 students accompanied by 4 teachers also had the opportunity […]

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