Is there hope for the Thames of South India?

by Dakshina Kannan What was once known as ‘Thames of South India’ is now a highly polluted and toxic river. Cooum river is 65 kms long and it originates from a village of the same name in Tiruvallur district. The river faces pollution from illegal disposal of untreated sewage, untreated affluents from industries and encroachmentsContinue reading “Is there hope for the Thames of South India?”

The Story of Water and Wildlife

The Environmentalist Foundation of India, E.F.I, is a wildlife conservation and habitat restoration group. Over the years, our focus has always been to protect and conserve the environment. E.F.I since it’s inception in 2007 has successfully revived 132 water bodies across 15 states in the nation. In doing so, several lifeforms have thrived and rejoicedContinue reading “The Story of Water and Wildlife”

The Balancing Act: Analysing the role of Seemai Karuvelam Trees

Most of the wetland ecosystems in the city of Coimbatore are populated with the Karuvelam tree known as Babool. This species has particularly found mention in wetland restoration activities in the south of our country. The Seemai Karuvelam tree, or prosopis juliflora as it’s known biologically, is a species native to West Africa and wasContinue reading “The Balancing Act: Analysing the role of Seemai Karuvelam Trees”

An Evening at the Madambakkam Lake

On the 9th of January 2021, around 3: 30 pm, a group of energetic volunteers took on the mission to paint the bridge on opposite to the outlet of the Madambakkam Lake. The bridge which was previously a plastic laden spot for antisocial activities now has a different look on the whole. The volunteers whiteContinue reading “An Evening at the Madambakkam Lake”

E.F.I’s efforts towards a green environment!

It’s not about planting that sapling, its about caring-nurturing and see it grow. E.F.I’s ForesTree efforts aims to increase the green cover of our fragile environment! The Thamarai Kulam Plantation in Ennore On 8th January, over 1120 saplings (1060 Clerodendrum and 60 Oleander) were planted along the bunds (530 ft.) of the Thamarai Kulam in Ennore!Continue reading “E.F.I’s efforts towards a green environment!”

Time to keep a check on the pollution

The waters of Narsampathi Lake have fallen prey to plastic pollution over the last couple of years. The lake lies within the vicinity of Nagaraja Puram, a village located within 20 km radius of the city. This not only makes the environment look so unsightly but it also destroys pond-life. The pollution has led toContinue reading “Time to keep a check on the pollution”

Kolleru Lake: A story of vanishing biodiversity

Flamingos spread across the lake engrossed in their process of searching for food. Boom! A gunshot hits one of the innocent birds and the rest fly hither thither to save their lives, unable to mourn the loss of their fellow being. The fishermen who shot the bullet sits back, without any guilt, happily with theContinue reading “Kolleru Lake: A story of vanishing biodiversity”

Watching Over The Pristine Waters Of Perur

The Perur Chinna Kulam tops the list of the several scenic and serene sights in the city ofCoimbatore. The rain fed pond is an ecological hotspot and hosts several species of birds andinsects. Common sightings at the pond include Common coots, Bar headed Geese, Drongos,Brahminy Kites, Black Kites, Small Blue Kingfishers, Wagtails, Cormorants among manyothers.Continue reading “Watching Over The Pristine Waters Of Perur”

Air pollution: A harmful effect to environment

Guest Contribution by Nehchaldeep Kaur, 8th standard student One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that environmental pollution. The action of making air, water etc. dirty and dangerous is known as pollution. Air pollution is one of the types of pollution. The contamination of air by harmful toxic gases, smokeContinue reading “Air pollution: A harmful effect to environment”