A team of 10 persons living in and around the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve have been selected and are undergoing training to become Barefoot Ecologists. This initiative is being jointly done with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department of the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. The team has started to collect information about their forests. This information is shared with the Forest department every month. The team is given training every month. This month Abhishek from Keystone explained recording observations on birds.