Here is a unique opportunity to hear stories from the dirt tracks of the jungles: to smell the earth through people who have made forests a part of their lives. ‘From the Field’ showcases people like ecological historians, wildlife researchers, or forest department staff, and the challenges they face in their daily lives and professions. Learn from their insights on a broad spectrum of topics, gained through extensive studies and hands-on experiences.

Biodiversity and the City – Challenges for Bangalore

May 15, 2014

Although only 30% of India’s population lives in cities now, this proportion is expected to increase to 50% in the next two decades. It is becoming increasingly important, therefore, to […]

Vanishing Voices – Frogs in our Urban Landscapes

April 15, 2014

Each year 26th April is designated as ‘ Save the Frog Day’. This article is in celebration of frogs in our vicinity. Those who grew up in cities like Bangalore […]

Gliding Marvels of Midnight

February 15, 2014

Come nightfall, the forest is a whole other world. The atmosphere is rent with peculiar sounds, the forest floor is lit by strange neon lights and the crack of twigs […]

Safeguarding the Mahseer

January 15, 2014

The South-west monsoon gives the cue to these enigmatic creatures; the first rains transmit an exhilarating rush of life into seasonal streams, alluring fish to travel great lengths. What they […]

The Otter River – Kaveri

November 15, 2013

“In our mad rush to reach the few remaining “wild-enough” destinations, we often speed past small towns, hillocks, agricultural fields, village tanks and rivers, without as much as a sideward […]

3 Unusual Bird Sightings in Karnataka

August 23, 2013

1. Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor by Arun S.K in January 2013 at Ganeshgudi Tickell’s thrush is a rare bird in Karnataka, known by less than half-a-dozen sightings with Bangalore and Lakkavalli figuring […]

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