Conservation

Conservation

The conservation programme addresses questions concerning ecology and management of endemic and economically valuable species, vulnerable habitats and species in the NBR. The focus is enriched by understandings of ecosystem services and linkages between ecosystems, traditional use and indigenous perspectives, and markets and trade. The approach involves applied research, restoration efforts, outreach and knowledge networks with communities, academia and voluntary agencies.

The year in the conservation group set tone to an increased level of interactions with the indigenous communities, decision makers and other stakeholders; through the barefoot ecology programme, exploring payment for ecosystem services, understanding pollinators in agro-ecosystems and human-wildlife interactions. The conservation group set out to explore the cross-linkages between the programme areas at Keystone in-order to achieve effective conservation action.

 

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  Living with Gaur (8.7 MiB)  [View online!]

  Assessing the Effects of Multiple Stressors on the Recruitment of Fruit Harvested Trees in a Tropical Dry Forest, Western Ghats, India (388.2 KiB)  [View online!]

  Wetland Painting Competition 2015 (171.1 KiB)  [View online!]

  NTFP Data for Sharing (40.5 KiB)  [View online!]

  The Little Things That Run the World (4.4 MiB)  [View online!]

  Indigenous brooms used by the aboriginal inhabitants of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India, July 2013 (131.9 KiB)  [View online!]

  Benefits of Biotic Pollination for Non-Timber Forest Products and Cultivated Plants (725.0 KiB)  [View online!]

  Students plant 300 saplings in Kotagiri (190.5 KiB)  [View online!]

  Save Western Ghats Meet (1.1 MiB)  [View online!]

  Chief Conservator of Forests Visit to Villages (207.9 KiB)  [View online!]

  Elephant Attack - Susheela, Radha and Baby Manoj (282.2 KiB)  [View online!]

  Forest Conservation Meeting (51.2 KiB)  [View online!]

  Nilgiri Forest Census (277.3 KiB)  [View online!]

  Local People to be Aware of Conservation (272.7 KiB)  [View online!]

  Photo Exhibition of Save Western Ghats Meeting (857.9 KiB)  [View online!]

  Nature Interpretation Centre at Theppakadu (353.7 KiB)  [View online!]

  Involve Marginalized Communities in Forest ConservationInterview with Chuck Peters (636.8 KiB)  [View online!]

  Theppakadu Interpretation Centre (366.0 KiB)  [View online!]

  An indigenous broom made from Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) (2.1 MiB)  [View online!]

  Call to Stop Mindless Destruction of Forests (807.5 KiB)  [View online!]

  Deforestation very high in Western Ghats (254.8 KiB)  [View online!]

  Major Wild Edible Plants of The Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve in India (2.7 MiB)  [View online!]

  Keystone Sets up Nature Interpretation Centre at Sathyamangalam (1.2 MiB)  [View online!]

  Mutualistic Relationships Involving the Endemic Cycas circinalis L. : Field Notes from the Appankappu Forests, Kerala, India (2.4 MiB)  [View online!]

  The Honey Trees of the Cholanaickens (2.6 MiB)  [View online!]

  Trees Bees Use: Sweet Tamarind (1.6 MiB)  [View online!]

  Nature Conservation is a Thread Woven Well Through Forest Beekeeping (1.7 MiB)  [View online!]

  Honey Hunting in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve (2.4 MiB)  [View online!]

  Characteristics of Trees Used as Nest Sites by Apis dorsata in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, India (2.5 MiB)  [View online!]

  Bread from the Wild: Cycas cirinalis L.: Endemic Endangered and Edible (2.1 MiB)  [View online!]

  Conference on Bees Biodiveristy and Livelihoods (1.6 MiB)  [View online!]

  New Amarambalam Valley: an IBA of Kerala (2.9 MiB)  [View online!]

  Field Guide & Nature Interpretation Centre (1.9 MiB)  [View online!]

  Ecological Monitoring for Sustainable Forest Management (3.7 MiB)  [View online!]

  Bee Diversity Across a Tropical Tract (2.3 MiB)  [View online!]

  Honey Hunters of the Nilgiris: The Road to Sustainability (2.0 MiB)  [View online!]

  Beekeeping & Bee Disease Scenario in the Nilgiris (2.9 MiB)  [View online!]

  Natural History Society launched at Kotagiri (571.2 KiB)  [View online!]

  Western Ghats Ecology Authority to be set up (298.1 KiB)  [View online!]

  Ecological Monitoring Workshop, Nov 2005, Auroville (2.2 MiB)  [View online!]

  Regional Variation in NTFP Harvest Strategies, Trade & Ecological Impacts.... (736.3 KiB)  [View online!]

  Proceedings of Biodiversity Conference - March 09 (16.4 MiB)  [View online!]

  Social Bees & Food Plant Associations - Tropical Ecology (1.3 MiB)  [View online!]

Technology to helps us monitor, understand and live with the Gaur

In recent years, most regions in the Nilgiris are witnessing Gaur moving around in urban spaces like households, tea estates & agricultural fields and in some incidents even busy roads. Questions have been raised as to what has led to this situation, but the answers are still being deciphered. Several interpretations have been made in the recent past, but solutions to help us co-exist with them or vice versa in order to avoid conflicts are yet to prove effective. Read More

An Atlas of the Invasive Plants of the Nilgiris Watershed

Keystone Foundation in collaboration with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and World Wildlife Fund for Nature –India proposed to undertake a participatory appraisal of the status of Invasive Alien Species of the Nilgiris watershed region.  Keystone with its 25-year presence in the landscape, ATREE with its technical expertise on Invasion Biology and WWF – India with its subject and landscape skills in conservation collaborated to create an ‘Atlas of the Invasives

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Training of Trainers – Survey and Mapping of Invasive Plants of the Nilgiris Watershed

A 2-day workshop using the training-of-trainers model was held at Keystone Foundation on the 20th and 21st of September 2017. The purpose of the training was to help the trainers to develop their knowledge on survey, mapping and use of Open Data Kit (ODK) forms through theoretical and practical learning that will help them deliver the course effectively. The instructors for the course were, Shiva Subramanya and Milind Bunyan from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the

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