rainforest
UN spotlight on Kerala’s energy-positive campus

Tropical rainforest trees help create cool surroundings. Certified green construction materials, recycled wood boards, etc. have been used.

An ancient rainforest in Kerala teaches us what we’re losing out on in our lonely cities of concrete

Life here feels like a carnival, with ... zillions of creatures feeding.

Silent Valley: A controversy that focused global attention on a rainforest 40 years ago

The confrontation between development and environment; a people’s movement that got support from across the country

K. Selvaganesh, December eBirder of the Month

Submitting lists regularly from my school campus helps me know the number of resident and migrant species in this region.

WHAT IS LIVING AND WHAT IS DYING IN THE LIVING ROOT BRIDGES?

Can the Living Architecture (bio-engineering achievements) of the Khasis and Jaintias be transplanted to other areas...?

School in the Forest : Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, Kerala

The Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary is dedicated to the plants of the Western Ghats, a mountain range running down the western coastline of peninsular India. Founded in 1981 by Wolfgang Theuerkauf, the Sanctuary is a garden of wild plant species grown at the edge of a rainforest reserve. The intention is to rehabilitate endangered species and restore habitats in a highly fragmented landscape, in which only a fraction of original forest remains and a high percentage of species are rare, vulnerable or threatened by imminent extinction. The Sanctuary is run by a small group of resident gardeners, naturalists and educators, and supported by a wide circle of well-wishers. Together it offers an approach that is connected to the climate, land, habitats, plants, animals and people of the Western Ghats.