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.

Byndoor – A birding paradise by the sea

February 01, 2014

Many places along Karnataka’s coast, with the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western Ghats on the other, offer very interesting experiences for the birder. One such place is […]

Brahmagiri

January 01, 2014

As I looked around, all I could see was miles of green mountains. At a distance, I could see clouds travelling towards me, rain pouring down on small pockets of […]

Kathalekan – Forests from the Past

December 01, 2013

A roadside sign on the sparsely populated Bangalore – Honnavar highway heralds the bio-diversity wonderland Semecarpus kathalekanensis, I heard the name for the first time, nearly after two decades of […]

Hampi – An Intoxicating Blend

November 01, 2013

One of the many watch towers arises from a carpet of green. These watch towers were primarily used as military observatories or the posts of guards at special areas. Following […]

Uttara Kannada

October 15, 2013

The Western Ghats region is the abode of some of the most mesmerizing waterfalls of Karnataka. The lush greenery of the Ghats turns into a beautiful canvas dotted with waterfalls, […]

An Unusual Outing – Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve

August 23, 2013

Imagine a reserve not for elephants or tigers, but for endangered antelopes; not with lofty trees and thick forests, but with wide-open grasslands. Welcome to Jayamangali Blackbuck Conservation Reserve. Tucked […]

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