Khushboo Prashant


Connecting the Remnants

Evergreen, Dry evergreen, Souther deccan plateau, Albzia Amara - Chloroxylon - Anogeissus Latifolia Series,  Turahalli Forest.

Once there existed a large forest that connected Western to Eastern ghats through the Deccan plateau. Due to anthropogenic factors, forests have been fragmented from its larger system. The project investigates and identifies parts, which still continues to exist as remnants of that old forest and its connections. Although degraded, fragmented and disseminate, some systems like the ‘southern thorn scrub forest’ have managed to survive and act as stepping stones connecting the most prevalent dry mix deciduous forests. One would take a pause at the tropical thorn scrub forest to experience vastness of terrain, occurrence of basaltic boulders and resilient nature of forest that co exists with harsh urban conditions. Such pause points gives one clue of a continuous system which once existed as ‘One forest’.

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Recording Landscape | Dry evergreen, Souther Deccan plateau, Turahalli Forest.

Forest Sections | Experiencing basalt boulders of Turahalli in relation to grassland and varying vegetation.

Identifying the larger context | co relating systems.

Co- Relating habitats | Study of key stone specie and their migratory pattern.

Larger Vision | Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve as a crucial link.

Continuity of Systems | Journey form Western to Eastern Ghats.

Walk through forest, North Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

Walk through forest, Koundinya Reserve Forest.

Walk through forest, Cauvery wildlife Sanctuary.

Points of Pause | Resilient nature of Southern Thorn scrub forest.