If not kissing the frog, at least appreciating their ‘croak’ may lead to some headway in to climate research.

Leading ecologists, wildlife biologists, conservation experts and research scholars of the country on Thursday came up with a number of workable strategies to meet conservation challenges in the no

Coinciding with the 41-day Mandalam season connected to Sabarimala, fishermen and clam collectors on the Vembanad Lake are engaged in a campaign to cleanse the lake of its plastic impurities.

This document contains the presentation by Hita Unnikrishnan, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bengaluru, on “Rural urban transition and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A case study of a village in Bengaluru” during Second National Research Conference on Climate Change, organized by the Centre for Science and Environ

Pune: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) recently shortlisted the Western Ghats for inclusion in the World Heritage list, taking this biodiversity rich area a step closer to protection from landuse change and other developmental activities.

The 39 serial sites in the Unesco shortlist include four sites in Maharashtra (Sahyadri)

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TIRUNELVELI: An anti-plastic campaign was carried out at the Manimuthar dam check-post when hundreds of revellers were allowed entry to bathe at the Manimuthar waterfalls on Thursday last in view of

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TIRUNELVELI: Researchers from the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, involved in an International Union for Conservation of Nature study of wetlands around the Kalakkad- Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the district have discovered a lake that is used by thousands of birds for nesting and roosting.

Wetlands have for long remained undefined and there has not been any special enactments for their conservation although they are providing crucial ecosystem services and are sensitive ecosystems with high biodiversity values. In this background the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) effort in drafting the notification on Regulatory Framework for Wetland Conservation in

The Biligiri Rangaswamy (BR) Hills are in the Yelanur Taluka of Chamrajanagar District of Karnataka. In the midst of these hills lies the 540 square kilometre Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRT WLS). This area is also the traditional home of the indigenous Soliga people who have lived here for generations. Once declared a sanctuary, the resources of the area legally belong to the State. In the past, however the Forest Department has allowed the Soligas to collect NTFP. This scenario changed in 2006.