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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 been lost to plantations and agriculture over the past century.

 These grasslands are characterised by the diversity of species, often very herb rich, supporting many wildflowers and native grasses.  The fragrant wild flowers and the buzzing of insects is an indication of the richness of our grasslands. These rollings hills get covered in morning and evening mist and one cannot stop wondering how spectacular the views must have been a century ago.  These are among the last remaining grasslands of the Nilgiris.  Every step must be taken to protect them for future generations.  Enjoy the pictures taken during our photo tour.

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 about our inspiring and challenging field trips for students, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary

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