Karnataka is the emerging hub of nature research and education. It also dons the mantle of ‘Elephant State’ and ‘Tiger State’ of India. In addition to these mega fauna, our forests have a lot to offer. ‘Focus’ does just that, with detailed articles focusing on a specific species. Flora or fauna, big or small, we’ve got it covered.

Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the past, present and future

June 15, 2016

This article is an amalgamation of excerpts from the book Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the past, present and future, written by Harini Nagendra, a Professor of Sustainability at […]

Hornbills: the feathered foresters

May 15, 2016

Most of us are familiar with charismatic mammals such as tigers, elephants and apes. And there are charismatic species amongst birds too: bustards, cranes, eagles. But in the Asian and […]

Eagles of Belgaum

April 01, 2016

Located in northern Karnataka, Belgaum lies at an altitude of 750 meters above sea-level and receives an average annual rainfall of 1500 mm. Rapid growth is quickly changing this once-sleepy […]

Bee-eaters of Karnataka

March 01, 2016

Walking through a grassland or a forest clearing, one often comes across a colourful bird gliding gracefully, snapping loudly in mid-air and returning to its perch. Welcome to the world […]

Moths.. The winged wonders of the night

January 15, 2016

Most commonly referred to as dull, drab and brown, these winged visitors of the night are far from boring. Moths are extraordinarily diverse in color, shape and size; intricate patterns […]

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters

December 01, 2015

Pollination is an important process in the scheme of things in Nature. Plants go to great lengths to achieve this – wind, animals, bats, birds, water and insects have all […]

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