India’s natural areas are gaining increasing appreciation for their beauty and also their inherent value of being ‘natural capital’. Most protection efforts are however focused only on designated wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves, while lesser-known natural areas face a high degree of pressure for development. We bring these ‘Unexplored Areas’ into focus, so that their intrinsic value and need for protection are highlighted.

Savandurga: Nandi’s Bastion

November 15, 2015

A lone Nandi sits on top, overlooking vast swathes of fields, small towns, and hillocks at a distance. He is witness to historical events that have occurred here over centuries. […]

Avian Wonders of Sandur Valley

October 01, 2015

For people in the rest of Karnataka, the name Bellary evokes images of illegal mining, hot summers and drought. In the past decade, the district has lost a lot of […]

Over the Hills – Pushpagiri

August 15, 2015

Though most of Coorg is known for its scenic beauty,one place kept cropping up in conversations with my trekking buddies. They spoke of a place where the lush green sholas […]

Seetanadi Nature Camp

June 15, 2015

Coming down the hills of Agumbe, the first thing you notice is the change in weather; the cool weather gives way to a steady increase in temperature and humidity. And, […]

Birding Around Udupi

April 01, 2015

As you descend down the high altitudes of the Western Ghats and reach the coastal belt, habitats change along with the climatic conditions – you can see a lot of […]

My Devarayanadurga

February 16, 2015

We all have a wilderness area which we hold close to our heart – an area that, for the first time, helped us fall in love with the open skies, […]

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