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.

Pelagic Birds

August 01, 2014

I’ve always followed pelagic birding news and photos shared in bird-watching forums, never imagining that someday I’d go to sea to watch these birds, as my knowledge about them was […]

Meet the Munias

July 01, 2014

Damp grass, wet-red-mud and cloudy skies made way for a perfect stroll around tanks and reservoirs during the monsoons. It was during one such outing that I realised how several […]

Rhesus Macaque sighting in Karnataka

June 15, 2014

We were in Gulbarga in July 2013 to visit the Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary, notified recently as Karnataka’s 21st Wildlife Sanctuary. State highway 149 passes through the sanctuary and we travelled […]

Tale of Two Swallowtails

March 15, 2014

We were on a walk along the muddy path to the bridge at River Tern Lodge, Bhadra, with Vijay, who works as a naturalist there. Bhadra Tiger Reserve is a […]

Terrestrial Snails of Karnataka

November 01, 2013

‘Mollusc’ means soft bodied, in Latin. Molluscs belong to the second largest group of animals on the earth after arthropods, with more than 1.5 lakh described species, and many more […]

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