Save shola forests to combat climate change

If the natural forests of the Western Ghats are conserved, then despite increasing rains there would be less less danger of flooding downstream

Near border standoff, a village opens its homes to a new future

Homestay is not a standalone concept, but is tied in with community-based tourism. Villagers have become more self-reliant.

This Himachal teenager is bringing the forests back, his dream is 1 billion trees

“Because of him, the number of students doing voluntary tree plantation has almost doubled,”

Why do conservationists hide when the bees dwindle?

It’s time the country’s policymakers and researchers turned their attention to insect-benefitting agriculture

How Bidar beat back the drought

As Karnataka reels under drought, an academic is helping restore indigenous systems that were Bidar’s water lifeline 600 years ago.

Saving the sholas: To overcome drought, Nilgiris’ forest communities return to traditional wisdom

The drought has provided the trigger for people to think and act to conserve the shola-grassland ecosystem, and some of the water sources.

Holy hill gets its groves back

An afforestation initiative led by naturalists and locals has resulted in the Arunachala hill in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, shedding its barren, b...

How I became a bankrupt monk

‘The biggest realisation was that there was no isolated solution for any of the problems we face, because everything is connected’

Regenerating sholas and grasslands

These students know that in the valleys of the high Nilgiris, the sholas hold on to rainwater like a sponge and release it through the year.

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