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Category: Nilgiris Biodiversity
Last updated: Dec 23 2018 14:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Armed with smartphones and an Android app, citizens are mapping invasive plants in Tamil Nadu 23.12.2018 Scroll.in
Invasives are a menace in the Moyar-Bhavani landscape, impacting the growth of local species and groundwater.
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Six poems by Meena Alexander (1951-2018) that explore memory, body and place 27.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Remembering the writer through poems that range from her life in New York City to her journey as a young child from India to Sudan.
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Is it time to retire the term ‘human-wildlife conflicts’ to describe encounters with animals? 2.11.2018 Scroll.in
A recent paper argues that the term is provocative, misleading and makes it harder to find the real solutions.
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SC asks Tamil Nadu to seal 11 resorts on Nilgiris elephant corridor within... 9.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
SC asks Tamil Nadu to seal 11 resorts on Nilgiris elephant corridor within...
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5 Tamil Nadu Men Detained After Taking Selfies With King Cobra 7.8.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
After pictures of five men posing with a king cobra they caught went viral on social media, the act landed them in prison.
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Kerala's Munnar Gets Ready For Rare Flower Show After 12 Years 13.7.2018 NDTV News - South
Kerala Tourism and the state's Munnar are all set for a rare spectacle - happening once every 12 years - when the hills at the hugely popular tourist resort will be carpeted with the blossoms of the...
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Kerala's Munnar Get Ready For A Rare Flower That Blooms Once In 12 Years 13.7.2018 NDTV News - South
Kerala Tourism and the state's Munnar are all set for a rare spectacle - happening once every 12 years - when the hills at the hugely popular tourist resort will be carpeted with the blossoms of the...
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Wildlife Board adds four species to recovery plan 2.7.2018 DNA: Money
The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has given its nod to include four diverse species — Northern River Terrapin (riverine turtle), Red Panda, Clouded Leopard and Arabian Sea Humpback Whale — in the recovery programme for critically endangered species. This decision will lead to targeted conservation of these species whose population is on the decline. They fall in the critically endangered to vulnerable categories as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The species recovery programme of the Union Environment Ministry is implemented under Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats — a centrally sponsored umbrella scheme for management and conservation of parks, wildlife habitats and conservation. Minutes of the NBWL meeting held on June 13, show that the Environment Ministry's wildlife division proposed for inclusion of these four species in the recovery programme. In April, the wildlife division had held a meeting of the Chief Wildlife Wardens (CWW)of East and Northeast ...
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Gene pool tropical garden opened to tourists 26.6.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Gudalur forest division in the Nilgiris has opened the Gene Pool area in Nadugani, Pandalur to tourism with a view to providing livelihood to the
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The jungle book 20.6.2018 Hindu: Religion
The author recalls his days in Mavanhalla, amidst thick foliage and a set of prying eyes
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Focus on regulating tourism in forest areas 19.6.2018 Hindu: News
Sumesh Soman, the new District Forest Officer (DFO) of the Nilgiris Forest Division, which was formed recently after the merger of Nilgiris North and
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A pale view of the Ooty hills 16.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Ooty: there’s silence, bison sightings, forest-scented air. And any amount of plastic
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Volleyball passes message of conservation among Irula youth 12.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
When WWF India wanted to take the message of tiger conservation to the youth of Irula community in the Western Ghats, it conducted an inter-village t
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Munnar to turn blue in a few weeks 7.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Tourists expected to flock to the hill station during the kurinji blooming period
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Welcome to the jungle! 5 safaris to beat the summer heat 4.6.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
A forest safari is the best way to observe animals in their natural habitat.
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Calling earth lovers 2.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
On World Environment Day, Siruthuli in Coimbatore, and and Burliyar in the neighbouring Nilgiris have pledged to confront the deadliest threats to the planet, plastic. What about you?
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Gorishola Reservoir has very little water despite rain 2.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Despite good rain in the Nilgiris this year, the Gorishola Reservoir that serves as an important source of water for Udhagamandalam town is almost dr
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Where goes the slum dweller evicted in Indian cities? 30.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Slums are increasingly being evacuated in Indian cities, often violently, to make way for city ‘beautification’, smart cities and even book fairs. But no one tracks where the evicted poor go. »
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Elephant drives lead to spikes in stress levels 26.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Calves had more than 100% stress-level increase
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Fruit show gets underway in Coonoor 26.5.2018 General News
A replica of a nine-foot tall elephant and six-foot tall calf, made of around one tonne of grapes, was the cynosure of all eyes at the two-day fruit show which began today in neighbouring Nilgiris district. The horticulture department organises the annual summer festival in Coonoor, which comprises a spice show, a vegetable show, a rose show and a flower show. The 60th edition of the fruit show marks the conclusion of the festival. This year, the department created replica of animals, birds and a big arch made of different fruits. Another attraction was the rangoli made of 500 kgs of different fruits, including peach which are grown in the district. Apart from Nilgiris, 11 other districts of the state and a few private organisations participated in the fruit show.
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