User: nnhs Topic: nilgiri_biodiversity
Category: Nilgiris Biodiversity
Last updated: May 25 2017 09:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Grassland restoration project takes off in the Nilgiris 25.5.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
One of the first efforts to restore grasslands in the Nilgiris is under way at the Lawrence School in Lovedale.Spearheaded by conservationist Vasanth Bosco, the effort, which is being undertaken with ...
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The Niligiris Grass lands 24.5.2017 Hindu: News
It is the first International Biosphere Reserve and is a UNESCO's World Heritage site since July 1, 2012.
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Three-day flower show concludes 22.5.2017 Hindu: Home
‘India has taken tremendous steps in protecting biodiversity’
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Learn about TN’s native breeds over sips of coffee 22.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Elephant census: focus not just on numbers, but age also 21.5.2017 Hindu: News
Over 80 volunteers in 24 beats took part in the census
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Birds of a feather 18.5.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Nanjan Dharuman spends the better part of his day photographing birds and their lifestyle
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Research site threatens wetland in the Nilgiris 18.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
The area is home to many species of wild animals
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Tourists continue to trespass into Kalhatti falls 16.5.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Forest department likely shut out the area to tourists
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St Joseph's College Gents Hostel will go back in time for alumni this weekend 15.5.2017 Deccan Herald - State
St Joseph's Boys Hostel will turn a time capsule for over 120 alumni, including 93-year-old C M Madappa, who will descend on the campus this weekend to relive their memories. "The stone building of the hostel, which once dominated the surroundings, is now tucked between huge structures as things have changed for the better. But one step inside, we go back in time," said entrepreneur Ephraim John Joseph, a 1979-82 batch student who is coordinating the three-day MayFest-2017 set to begin from May 19. The senior-most of all is Madappa, who was in the hostel during 1943-45. Madappa has settled down in Madikeri after a career with Nilgiris plantation. "What is now Catholic Club was part of the hostel then. On rotation, each student would be assigned chores like bringing provisions from Russell Market and keeping accounts of the kitchen store. These were things we used to do with pride," he said. Madappa said the hostel also opened a window to the world. "We had hostel mates who were too spirited to sit in a ...
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Four day all-India elephant census begins in Tamil Nadu 15.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Rise in elephant deaths concerns Forest officials 14.5.2017 deccanherald.com
An estimated 36 elephants died in the last 18 months in Coimbatore and Nilgiris Forest divisions, due to acute water shortage, starvation and man-animal conflict. The major casualties were reported from Nilgiris district, particularly in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) range and the number of deaths was an estimate, as it could be more, because some could have gone unnoticed, Forest Department sources said. The acute shortage of water and monsoon failure not only affected the lives of farmers, but wildlife, particularly elephants in Nilgiris ranges, which used to migrate for food and water to Bandipur and Muthanga forests in Karnataka and Kerala respectively, they said. At least 26 elephants have died from March 2016 to March 2017 in areas coming under MTR, Gudalur, Pandalur, Cherampadi and another eight in the last two months due to starvation and dehydration, they said. Six deaths have been reported in the last 15 months, the latest being yesterday, where decomposed bodies of a 12-year-old female ...
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Up-close with nature and wildlife 12.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Twelve photographers share their unique encounters with wildlife
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Programme on problems of tribal people concludes 10.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
A collaborative effort by the Keystone Foundation, and Cornell University to study various issues plaguing tribal communities, wildlife and urban spaces, has concluded here. The Nilgiri Field Learnin...
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Thousands of tourists throng two-day vegetable show 7.5.2017 Hindu: News
Organic farming methods being promoted by a few NGOs
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Hills may soon be featherless 3.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
World over, the Red List published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seen as the Magna Carta in the wildlife conservation and all conservation programmes are designed based on the recommendations of threat. However, for the first time ecologists have disputed the IUCNs Red List and with their independent studies along the Western Ghats have proved that IUCN had underestimated the threat status of about 17 species of birds.
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Call to preserve habitat of Great Indian Hornbills in the Nilgiris 2.5.2017 Hindu: News
With the breeding season of the Great Indian Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) almost at an end this year, the need to preserve what’s left of its habitat in the Nilgiris has never been greater. Researchers...
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Animals struggling to cope with ‘driest’ year 29.4.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
As intensifying heat grips the hilly forests of Tamil Nadu in the summer months, thirst-driven animals in these areas are facing higher mortality rates, and sometimes wander into human habitations
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A shrinking home for endemic birds 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
17 Western Ghats species have smaller ranges than what experts at IUCN estimated
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Tourist footfall on the rise at Pykara Lake 26.4.2017 Hindu: News
More than 8,000 people visited the boat house last weekend
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After 10 years, underground neutrino lab remains on paper 25.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
In the early 1990s when the government closed down the Kolar gold mine due to financial non-viability, a group of young physicists was disappointed. They were studying the cosmic rays in the underground laboratory and the results created ripples internationally. Notwithstanding the unhappiness, they accepted the reality and continued their work. Three decades down the line, several of those scientists — now at the fag end of their career — are once again feeling dejected with the March 20 decision of the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that asked the scientists to keep the India-based Neutrino Observatory's "environmental clearance" in abeyance because of the proposed site's (at Theni district of Tamil Nadu) proximity to Mathikettan Shola National Park in Idukki district of Kerala. The tribunal's decision came as a death blow for the Rs 1,500 crore INO project that experienced several hurdles in the last 10 years. Even assuming that the government found out a way to ...
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