It was sometime in June 2005 that the first stirrings of a new movement for trees began in Chennai.

Nizhal's vision is to be an effective catalyst in greening urban areas, with a special focus on regenerating biodiversity.

Nizhal believes that real progress in nature conservation demands sincere partnerships based on mutual trust with local communities, organizations and citizens, especially young people.

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NEWS & MEDIA

NIZHAL IN THE NEWS

http://chennai.citizenmatters.in/nizhal-ftc-campaign-saves-chennai-trees-from-abuse-1934

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/a-canopy-of-life/article6996789.ece

17th May, 2015, The Hindu
“Stop treating trees as hoardings”
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/stop-treating-trees-as-hoardings/article7214831.ece
17th May, 2015, The Hindu
Madras Miscellany: Keeping the records straight
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/madras-miscellany-keeping-the-records-straight/article7216529.ece

16th May, 2015, The New Indian Express
Leafing through Tree Landmarks 
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Leafing-through-Tree-Landmarks/2015/05/16/article2816235.ece

13th May, 2015, The Hindu
Corporation to protect indigenous trees
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/corporation-to-protect-indigenous-trees/article7199502.ece 
10th May, 2015, The Hindu
Going native
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/going-native/article7188814.ece
1st May, 2015, The Times of India
NGO shows the way – Nizhal applauded for conducting Tree Census in Ward 176
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=NGO-shows-the-way-to-civic-body-by-01052015002026
19th April, 2015, The Times of India
PARKS that hit the mark
http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=PARKS-that-hit-the-mark-19042015002005
16th March, 2015, The Hindu
A canopy of life
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/a-canopy-of-life/article6996789.ece 
29th December, 2014, The Times of India
Local flora to draw birds to parks
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Local-flora-to-draw-birds-to-parks/articleshow/45671961.cms

16th November, 2014, The Hindu
Thoroughfare becomes a park
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/thoroughfare-becomes-a-park/article6603526.ece 

25th October, 2014, The Hindu
Thoroughfare becomes a park
http://www.thehindu.com/features/downtown/barren-land-in-madhavaram-milk-colony-comes-to-life/article6532981.ece
4th October, 2014, The Hindu
A park for the people
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/a-park-for-the-people/article6469762.ece
21st September 2014, The Hindu
The Kotturpuram model
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/the-kotturpuram-model/article6430530.ece 

21st September 2014, The Hindu
Green shadow lengthens
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/green-shadow-lengthens/article6430523.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/the-green-shadow-lengthens-covers-chitlapakkam/article6430532.ece 

7th September 2014, YouTube
Suvadugal – A documentary film on prison reforms in Tamil Nadu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEQZsvuJ_Js 
4th June 2014, The New Indian Express
Green Champs
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Green-Champs/2014/06/04/article2261679.ece
18th May 2014, The Hindu
Friends of trees
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/nxg/take-your-pick/article6020655.ece
22nd Apr 2014, The Hindu
Article in Tamil
30th Mar 2014, The Hindu
Community garden sprouts in a derelict children’s park
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/community-garden-sprouts-in-a-derelict-childrens-park/article5849384.ece
15th Jan 2014, The Hindu
Herbal garden to be raised at Kotturpuram
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/chen-downtown/herbal-garden-to-be-raised-at-kotturpuram/article5563890.ece
20th Oct 2013, The Hindu
Students grow vegetables at school 
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/students-grow-vegetables-at-school/article5252351.ece
16th Jul 2013, The Hindu
Chennai students on a task to make school verdant
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/chen-downtown/chennai-students-on-a-task-to-make-school-verdant/article4917786.ece
3rd Sep 2012, The Hindu
Madras Week a Bit Different 
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/article3852528.ece
27th Aug 2012, The New Indian Express
Tree walks establish a sense of kinship 
http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/article596241.ece
26th Aug 2012, The Hindu
Tree park draws community participation 
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-downtown/article3822768.ece
25th Aug 2012
A few minutes in the company of green friends 
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/article3817600.ece
19th Aug 2012, Destination Infiinity Blog
Kalakshetra tree walk 
http://www.destinationinfinity.org/2012/08/19/a-tree-walk-by-nizhal-at-kalakshetra-chennai/
13th Jan 2010,  Arcot Road Times – Tree walk 
Discovering trees at Sivan Park: report and photos By Gargi Advaithi
http://arcotroadtimes.com/?p=2101

7th Dec 2009, Deccan Chronicle
City celebrities take up cause of trees
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloids/city-celebrities-take-cause-trees-474

22nd Nov 2009, Times of India
Tree falls on cars in Ayanavaram, Paaengers escape
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Tree-falls-on-cars-in-Ayanavaram-passengers-
scape/articleshow/5258508.cms

1st Nov 2009 
Spare the Trees 
By Vasudha Mishra 
http://www.yocee.in/show.php?table=city&id=104

29th Oct 2009, Metro Plus – The Hindu 
Tree walk
http://www.hindu.com/mp/2009/10/29/stories/2009102951080500.htm
25th Oct 2009, Deccan Chronicle
Activists submit draft plan for special tree Act
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/activists-submit-draft-plan-special-tree-act-87

11th Oct 2009 – Chennai Plus (Blog Archive) 
Creating awareness on the importance of trees
http://chennaiplus.net/2009/10/11/creating-awareness-on-the-importance-of-trees/

6th Sept 2009, Times of India – New Delhi,India
Chennai’s child brigade 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/city/chennai/Chennais-child-brigade/articleshow/4977024.cms
3rd Sept 2009, The Deccan Chronicle
Concrete jungle gobbles up green 
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/concrete-jungle-gobbles-green-936
9 to 15th Aug 2009, Vadapalani Times 
A’Treet’ to watch 
http://www.vadapalanitimes.com/2009/08/07/treet-watch/
30th July 2009, Chennai Chimes 
Spreading the shades with Nizhal http://www.chennaichimes.com/Home/tabid/1279/ctl/Details/mid/4611/ItemID/199/Default.aspx
11th June 2009, Ergo 
A walk amongst the trees 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/16292225/Ergo-June-11
http://www.goergo.in/?p=4362
3rd March 2009, The Hindu 
Take time for trees
http://www.thehindu.com/yw/2009/03/03/stories/2009030350011400.htm
21st Feb 2009, Eureka Child 
Tree walk 
http://www.eurekachild.org/events/treewalk.php
2nd Dec 2008, The Hindu 
Take care of trees – they take care of you 
http://www.hindu.com/yw/2008/12/02/stories/2008120250601100.htm
11th Nov 2008 
Students in India take social change in their own hands http://thewip.net/contributors/2008/11/students_in_india_take_social.html
12th Oct 2008, The Hindu
Greening the city to bring back its biodiversity
http://www.hindu.com/2008/10/12/stories/2008101260500600.htm
1 to 15th Sept 2008, Madras Musings 
Madras Week a grand success 
http://madrasmusings.com/Vol%2018%20No%2010/index.html
11th Aug 2008, Times of India 
Green zones can help reduce noise levels by 40%http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chennai/Green_zones_can_help_reduce_
noise_levels_by_40/articleshow/3350235.cms
9th July 2008, India Today 
Tree’s Company http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?issueid=83&id=11061&option=com
content&task=view&sectionid=20&secid=30
3rd July 2008, The Hindu
A step towards a greener future 
http://www.hindu.com/2008/07/03/stories/2008070358330200.htm
19th June 2008, The Hindu
Welcome to Chennai
http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mp/2008/06/19/stories/2008061950500100.htm
11th March 2008, The Hindu
Lost Connection 
http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/br/2008/03/11/stories/2008031150061500.htm
17th Jan 2008, The Hindu
Need for rooting out menace of billboards on trees 
http://www.thehindu.com/2008/01/17/stories/2008011758740400.htm
4th Dec 2007, The Hindu 
Bird friendly spaces in Corporation park
http://www.thehindu.com/2007/12/25/stories/2007122555280600.htm
4th Nov 2007, The Hindu
Granite central medians planned on important roadshttp://www.thehindu.com/2007/11/05/stories/2007110551460300.htm
15th Oct 2007, The Hindu
Plan to landscape area along MRTS 
http://www.thehindu.com/2007/10/15/stories/2007101565240200.htm
9th Oct 2007, The Hindu 
Trees and true heroes
http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/mp/2007/10/09/stories/2007100950220100.htm
18th Sept 2007, The Hindu 
More green cover is the need of the hour
http://www.hindu.com/2007/09/18/stories/2007091859130300.htm
18th Sept 2007, The Hindu 
Where they walk in communion with nature 
http://www.hinduonnet.com/2007/09/18/stories/2007091859110300.htm