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Garbage to Gardens

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NatureScope India: Discovering Deserts

Are all deserts hot and covered with sand dunes? Where are all the deserts of the world? What causes a desert? Can animals and plants survive in deserts? How important are deserts and drylands for humans? Does desertification mean spreading of existing deserts? These are some of the questions which reflect the many different perceptions about deserts and drylands.

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Tales of the Tiger: An Information and Activity Manual for Teachers

Tiger symbolizes the wilderness and the well being of our ecosystem. The combination of grace, strength, agility and enormous power has earned the tiger its pride of place as the national animal of India. The tiger also has scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological values. A healthy tiger population signifies a healthy ecosystem, with its diverse flora and fauna.

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Azhi Pudhayal : A Teacher's Manual on the Gulf of Mannar

The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve is the first place in the entire South East Asia to earn the status of “World Biosphere Reserve” owing to its rich and varied marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Unfortunately, today this region is highly degraded, and the ecosystems and the biodiversity in it are endangered. Although several factors are assigned as reasons responsible for the current state, the bottom-line fact behind all this is the ignorance and lack of awareness among the people.

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Non-Chemical Methods of Pest Control by Dr. K. Vijayalakshmi

In recent times, there is an increasing awareness about the effects of chemicals on our environment. The impact of the use of pesticides on drinking water and food production has become a social concern. There is a search world over for alternatives to chemical pesticides. Yet, in India, ignorance about pesticides is widespread, and administrative and legislative lacunae have aggravated the situation.

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Indigenous Knowledge of Farming in North Malabar by Dr. K. M. Sreekumar, Dr. C. Thamban, Dr. M. Govindan

It is now widely recognized that agriculture can benefit when indigenous technical knowledge of farmers or ITK is reclaimed and integrated with modern farming practices. ITK is derived from local culture, traditions and long term human interaction with the environment. It needs both documentation and conscious promotion for a more sustainability oriented perspective in agriculture.

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Organic Farming by Dr. G. K. Veeresh

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Small Steps Big Leaps – A Handbook on Livelihoods for Sustainable Development

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The Environment Education Handbook: A Teachers' Resource

This publication is for teachers of Classes VI, VII and VIII. The Handbook is based on the Environment Education (EE) syllabus prepared by NCERT in response to the Honourable Supreme Court's Directive. In the year 2003, the Honourable Supreme Court of India directed that Environmental Education should be taught as a compulsory subject at all levels of education.

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'Joy of Learning III'

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