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BushChat Winter '18

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In these two episodes, Dr Geetha Ramaswami talks about plants that have travelled far, far away from their native lands and have invaded and colonised new areas. She tells us about why and how this happens and what the ecological effects of such invasions by plants are. Tune in!

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New 18-year Study from the Lakshadweep

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Crumbling atolls

Despite increasing resistance, coral reefs in the Lakshadweep are not recovering well from climate change disturbances.

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Q&A with our PhD Student Mayuresh Gangal

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The decline of fish stock the world over is gravely affecting the balance of things in our seas. In India too, with ever-rising, unregulated fishing, things aren’t looking too good. We had a chat with PhD researcher Mayuresh Gangal from our Oceans and Coasts programme.

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New Book on Trees!


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Our book on some of the many gorgeous trees of the Western Ghats is up for sale on our Instamojo store. Featuring illustrations and sketches by Nirupa Rao and Sartaj Ghuman. Get yourself a copy here!

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SeasonWatch App Update

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SeasonWatch on Google Play

You can now directly register with SeasonWatch through the app, and add new trees instantly. What's more, with the new 'causal observation' option, you can record your observations on the go. 

Monitoring your favourite trees has never been easier, download the app today!

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Ten Neighbourhood Trees

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Have you picked up a jamun or two, or seen an amaltas tree that’s in bloom recently? Here are ten of the many trees that silently brighten up our days—even when they aren’t parading their flowers.

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Recent Publications

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More News about our Work from Around the Web

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In three years, leopard population swells to 2,500 in Karnataka

Study shows that there are an estimated 2,500 leopards in Karnataka, and instances of conflict between humans and these cats have increased. Our study in the Hindustan Times.

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7 reefs

Lakshadweep's corals are dying, and they'll take the island's inhabitants with them

Janaki Lenin writes about our 18-year long study and the devastation that climate change is causing to the island's life-giving reefs in Firstpost.

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Saving the hornbill with crowdsourced data

HornbillWatch—our citizen science project that focusses on better-understanding the distribution of hornbills in India—featured in Mongabay India.

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Australia's sarus crane needs attention, say Indian researchers

Gopi Sundar and Swati Kittur from our Cranes and Wetlands programme have been collaborating with scientists and researchers from Australia to study Sarus Cranes and Brolgas in northern Queensland.

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