A newsletter on the Natural History, Ecology
and Conservation of the Agasthyamalai region, Western Ghats, India.
Any and all opinions expressed in this newsletter are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of ATREE.
Editor: T. Ganesh
Associate editor: Vivek Ramachandran
Editorial Review: R. Ganesan, M. Soubadra Devy
Design and presentation: Vivek Ramachandran
A S H O K A T R U S T F O R R E S E A R C H I N E C O L O G Y A N D T H E E N V I R O N M E N T
Snippets from field
The tiger reserve has a new field director in Dr. Malleshappa
The field station has shifted from Vairavikulam to its new eco-friendly building and is fully functional.
A Certificate course in Conservation Sciences was held at the ACCC between the 14th and 21st of August. We have a special issue with contributions from the participants. Donít miss it!
A pair of Indian courser were seen near Veeravanalur railway station. This species is disappearing because of land use change in the region.
31 Black-tailed godwits and 15 Oriental Pratincoles were spotted at Kadamba Kulam, Mukuperi village†on 25th September 2010 during a survey of wetlands along Tamarabharani river.
14 Common redshanks were seen at Nainarkulam, Tirunelveli on 21st September and 64 in Perungulam, Sivakalai village on 24th Sepetember 2010.
Its sad to announce the loss of an Indian Flying Fox roost at Padmaneri. All the three trees that were used by the bats have been cut down for road expansion.
Nayanarkulam in Tirunelveli town had about 1500 birds belonging to 30 species and it looked like a mini bird sanctuary.
Bird Survey: Call for Volunteers
A waterbird survey is planned on 22-23 January 2011 in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts.
Keen birders are welcome to participate
write to: firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Volume 4, Issue 3
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