Book Release – Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the past, present and future

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In a rapidly urbanising India, cities have emerged as places of conflict between people and nature. What is the future for conservation in Indian cities?

Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future of nature in Bengaluru, one of India’s largest and fastest growing cities. Once known as the Garden City of India, Bengaluru’s tree-lined avenues, historic parks, and expansive water bodies have witnessed degradation and destruction in recent years. Yet, nature still exhibits a … Read More

Mandookavani — An Acoustic Guide to the Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats.

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Mandookavani — An Acoustic Guide to the Frogs and Toads of the Western Ghats

by Ramya B, Seshadri K S, Ramit S and Gururaja K V.

Western Ghats are home to over 200 species of frogs and toads. It amounts to about 50% of the amphibian diversity in India. Collectively called anurans, each species of frogs and toads have their own unique ‘voice’. These vocalizations, as ‘calls’ or ‘songs’, are a means of communication which male anurans use to woo … Read More