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.
Making Ameenpur garbage free Panchayat
The Ameenpur Lake, a serene water body in Patancheru mandal has been declared Telangana’s first biodiversity heritage site
‘We have more hardy, nutritious grains than GM can offer’
Debal Deb has conserved 1,200 climate resilient rice varieties. He speaks on the need to conserve traditional seeds and why we don’t need genetical...
Riches of the soil - the wealth in local knowledge systems
Dependence on uncultivated foods adds a richness to diets, which has saved many lives during times of calamity.
Fauna returns to Ameenpur lake
“Every water body from the past should be treated as a heritage body.”
Go local, be water secure
With committed citizen groups working with the local government it is possible to preserve heritage and be water sufficient.