The march of the triffids

“In temperate countries, where man had succeeded in putting most forms of nature save his own under a reasonable degree of restraint, the status of the triffid was thus made quite clear. But in the tropics, particularly in the dense forest areas, they quickly became a scourge.” —John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids In […]

Where are elephants in Valparai? Find out on a bus!

Our Elephant Information Network has a new addition: voice announcement systems installed on government buses to alert passengers about elephant presence in the Valparai plateau. If you happen to hop onto a Government bus in Valparai in the evening, instead of that uptempo Tamil music that you were expecting though the speakers, you might be surprised […]

NCF’s Ananda Kumar Wins Whitley Award

For his extraordinary work on mitigating human-elephant conflict in the Valparai plateau, Ananda has been awarded the prestigious Green Oscar at a ceremony in London last month. Since 2002, Ananda has been studying elephants in the plateau where large expanses of rainforest have been flattened by tea and coffee plantations. Home to 75,000 workers, Valparai is […]

நமக்காகவும், சிறுத்தைகளுக்காகவும்..

வால்பாறை பகுதிகளில் சிறுத்தை-மனிதன் எதிர்கொள்ளலை சமாளிக்க/குறைக்க இயற்கை பாதுகாப்பு நிறுவனத்தின் (Nature Conservation Foundation) மழைக்காட்டு ஆராய்ச்சி நிலையம் (Rainforest Research Station) பல்வேறு முயற்சிகளை எடுத்து வருகிறது. சிறுத்தை ஆராய்ச்சி மேற்கொள்ளுதல், அவை நடமாடுமிடத்தில் பொதுமக்களாகிய நாம் செய்ய வேண்டிய, கடைபிடிக்க வேண்டிய வழிமுறைகள் முதலிய கருத்துக்களை பொதுமக்களுக்கு பல்வேறு வழிகளில் எடுத்துச் சொல்லுதல் போன்றவை இந்த ஆராய்ச்சி நிலையத்தின் செயல்பாடுகளில் ஒன்று. வால்பாறையின் பொதுமக்கள், பத்திரிக்கையாளர்கள், தேயிலைத் தோட்ட அதிகாரிகள், பணியாளார்கள், ஆனைமலை புலிகள் […]

Tell us about hornbills you’ve seen!

Hornbills are unique birds. They get their name from the horn-like projection called a casque on top of their beak. They are larger than other forest birds. Hornbills are flashy with their over-sized beaks, bright skin around their eyes and long eyelashes. Most have a brilliantly coloured pouch of loose skin at their throat in […]

A meeting and words to remember

It is not often that one finds a person who is equally comfortable with his place at the head of a corporate boardroom of a leading company or being in a line of people trekking up a leech-infested rainforest or even diving into the ocean to admire the beauty of coral reefs. Someone who can […]

New program for snow leopard conservation

The BBC Wildlife Fund (BBCWF) and the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) are teaming up with the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) to launch a new program aimed at securing a healthy population of snow leopards across Asia. Snow leopards are one of the most endangered big cats in the world. They are found across 12 […]