Ecological Action in Nilgiris, Enviro Trips, The last rain forests

Student Ecological Awareness Treks: Upper Nilgiris Ecology & Communities

One Earth Foundation: The team on a trek

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 Nilgiris field excursion. The very unique native vegetation and eco-system and the threats to it emanating from the spread of plantations and human activity were the core focus of these treks.

Our visiting students were exposed to the complex rainforest-grassland eco-system, the raging battle between spreading plantations & native species, intensive agriculture in sensitive zones, the last remaining tribal hamlets, the threats to their livelihoods and culture and above all the need to conserve and preserve this very special natural and cultural wealth of The Nilgiris.

One Earth Foundation: The Toda Temple

One Earth Foundation: Interaction with local communities

One Earth Foundation: The Wattle Plantations destroy native ecology

One Earth Foundation: last remaining sholas as a source of water

One Earth Foundation: The Nilgiris grasslands

One Earth Foundation: Grasslands overlooking Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

One Earth Foundation: The Upper Nilgiris


One Earth Foundation works towards the conservation and preservation of the immense natural and cultural wealth of the Nilgiris region in South India.  For additional information, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary


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