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.

Lacewing Life-cycle

August 15, 2016

One of the very few insects an entomophobic person wouldn’t scream and run away from would probably be a Green Lacewing. The fragile beauty of this insect can only be […]

Out of the Blue

July 15, 2016

The onset of the monsoon brings about a fantastic transformation in the diversity of life on beaches. If you are a regular beach-stroller, you have probably noticed the myriad of creatures that […]

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 […]

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