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.

Bats of Bengaluru

November 01, 2015

Bats are one of the most misunderstood species due to their nocturnal nature, and are marred with myths. The moment one sees a bat flying around, one exclaims Yikes! Ouch! […]

Chronicling the Chinkara Conservation

October 01, 2015

From a land well known for the hunting hound – the Mudhol hound – pulling off a Chinkara Sanctuary does not just speak of the efforts of humans, but also […]

Kingfishers of Karnataka

September 15, 2015

Kingfishers are small to medium-sized colourful birds belonging to the order Coraciiformes, with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs and stubby tails. They have a very wide distribution, and […]

The African Tulip Tree

June 01, 2015

My obsession with the African Tulip began one evening when I was sipping coffee on the terrace of my house, where I had just moved in. The flaming bright red-orange […]

Foot-flagging Frog

April 30, 2015

Imagine yourself as a young musician with an acoustic guitar, wanting to serenade that girl you have a crush on. All your friends have done this, and you have your […]

Kolar Leaf-nosed Bat- a species lost in oblivion?

April 15, 2015

When we set out for our weekend search, we had just a few things in hand- a description of two specimens, incomplete GPS coordinates, which would land us in an […]

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