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.

Kaikondrahalli Lake

May 01, 2017

Kaikondrahalli Lake, a small urban lake in Bengaluru, is more special to me than Bharatpur, Corbett, Thattekad, or any other exotic birding hot-spot. The reason? This is where I’ve learnt […]


March 15, 2017

There is something distinctly refreshing about being on a rocky hill: rocky slopes, boulders, grasses and climbers growing in between them, trees which seem to grow out of sheer rock, […]

Doresanipalya – An Urban Jungle

January 01, 2017

Bengaluru has several well known green spaces that serve as the city’s lungs: Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Turahalli, and Bannerghatta National Park, to name a few. In addition, several places are […]

Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

November 15, 2016

When the stress of traffic in the city and the constant noise levels start to play havoc with my inner peace, the first getaway I always think of is a […]

Turahalli: an urban forest

August 15, 2016

As a plant-lover, I’ve become accustomed to visiting forests and places which are far-removed from cities, towns and human habitation altogether. City flora, while stunning, fails to enthrall me because […]

Ankasamudra Lake: an upcoming bird sanctuary

July 01, 2016

Here is a classic example of how an obscure lake became a hotspot for nesting birds. Located on the banks of the backwaters of the Tungabhadra Dam, Ankasamudra village’s tank […]

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