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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Have a rocking Year 2014 !!

Have a rocking Year 2014 !!

The people of Nilgiris & One Earth Foundation Wish everyone a Healthy and happy Year 2014

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The Naduvattam Grasslands: A Photo tour

The Naduvattam Grasslands:  A Photo tour

Raminder Chowdhary from One Earth Foundation recently undertook a photo tour of the Naduvattam Grasslands in the picturesque upper Nilgiris.  The grasslands also known as Montaigne grasslands were the native land cover of a large part of upper Nilgiris.  About 70% have […]

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Masterchefs: A Culinary Fest & Competition of global cuisines

Masterchefs: A Culinary Fest & Competition of global cuisines

One Earth Foundation recently organized an educational field excursion for 20+ students from a leading IB school from Mumbai.  One of the days was reserved for our Culinary Fest – Masterchef as planned by the school and its students in advance. Our […]

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The Sigur Ghats overlooking Moyyar river: a photo tour

The Sigur Ghats overlooking Moyyar river: a photo tour

Some photos from a recent trip to the Sigur ghats overlooking the Moyyar river.  The journey started in Coonoor and we had to abandon our 4×4 jeep somewhere in the Ebbannad forest when the terrain became very steep and rocky.  A 2 hours […]

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An introduction to Radio Astronomy

An introduction to Radio Astronomy

A quiz on astronomy followed by a presentation by Raminder Chowdhary (Managing Trustee) of One Earth Foundation set our visiting students up for the next days visit to the Radio Astronomy Center (RAC) run by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) […]

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Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and local communities of Nilgiris

Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and local communities of Nilgiris

One Earth Foundation recently conducted a 4 day educational field excursion for 36 enthusiastic students from a leading International school from Bangalore.  Among other study modules and activities, the students got exposed to the livelihood challenges of indigenous communities and the role […]

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Ebbanad Forest & Sigur Ghats: An ecological trek

Ebbanad Forest & Sigur Ghats:  An ecological trek

One Earth Foundation organized a challenging and exciting trek in the Ebbanad forest and Sigur ghats region of Nilgiris for visiting students from Bangalore.  The native land cover of Upper Nilgiris was Shola forests and grasslands.   Over the past 150 years, […]

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