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Indian Forest Service. #Conservation. #IISc Bangalore alumnus. BTech #Aerospace. Masters in Design. PGD in Forestry. Member #IUCN(CEC). #Explorer. Personal a/c
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May 18 4 tweets 2 min read
Another beautiful hornbill species found in #India. The rufous-necked #hornbill. Image Another beauty from Indian forests. Wreathed hornbill species. Image
May 5 11 tweets 5 min read
The most beautiful thing you will watch today. Great #Hornbill male is feeding the female who has locked her inside nest. This he will do for months !! This is a story about hornbills which are perfect couple and which are also called as Gardner of the forest. How ?

There are 9 species of hornbills found in India. From Great to Grey. Hornbills are generally monogamous. The pair lasts long. Here a Wreathed Hornbill couple.
Apr 27 5 tweets 2 min read
Do you know Northwest #India just recorded the hottest March in 122 years, or since the records are maintained. In all probability a severe heat wave spell is looking at us. Which will impact millions. Brace. Heat waves impact the health of millions directly. They results in heat strokes and are fatal in many cases. This has severe impact on children and old.

But we also need to understand how heat waves impact many other sectors. 2/n
Apr 25 4 tweets 1 min read
These 7-8 days old cubs were found by workers. Area was cordoned & monitoring was done. A 24 hour wait & mother took them to safe location ! It was a well thought out decision not to remove them from location. But remove all disturbance and put a 24X7 vigil.

Idea was to wait & provide protection. If mother doesn’t come for substantial time then backup plan.

But she came & took the cubs.
Mar 25 5 tweets 2 min read
Our second such unit in forest villages. Livelihood + Sustainability. These are Areca leaf plate making units. They are made by locals using self collected material. Eco friendly and reduces plastic use. This is how they look. Products From this unit only. Livelihood + Sustainability. Image
Feb 2 9 tweets 3 min read
Not a rocket science. Today is #WorldWetlandsDay. #Wetlands provide many ecosystem services.

- They replenish the ground water
Jan 24 5 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1966 at Mont Blanc #Bhabha lost his life in a flight crash. Father of Indian #Nuclear Programme, Bhabha came to #India during WW2, joined IISc. Later established TIFR & BARC. In picture Bhabha with Albert Einstein (relativity), Yukawa, John Wheeler (black hole). He joined IISc Bangalore after coming to Cambridge. Time when Vikram Sarabhai was also at IISc, who became father of Space programme. CV Raman was director of institute. Later Bhabha established Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Giants walking the same corridor.
Jan 7 5 tweets 2 min read
Dear friends many thanks for your continuous support to Bonphool honey, the brand doing good now. Now this Sundarban honey is available in new packaging & multiflora. Every bottle of honey purchased contributes to conservation & provide livelihood to traditional people. Interesting thing is; People own the company as well as brand. The traditional honey collectors of Sundarbans. So every single rupee goes to them.

They were struggling once, now doing good. All bcz of your support. Do check the new product here;

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Dec 21, 2021 8 tweets 6 min read
प्रकृति: रक्षति रक्षिता ! Mangrove forest after a cyclone. The line of defense after a cyclone. #Mangrove; not only home for various species but also a tool against #Disaster. Tropical country like India, with densely populated 7500 km long coastline, will be effected by cyclones more due to #ClimateChange. This salt tolerant species acts as a shield against cyclones. 2/n
Nov 30, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
It was May 10, 1901. The central hall of the Royal Society in London was jam-packed with famous scientists. Everyone seemed to be curious to know how Sir JC Bose’s experiment will demonstrate that plants have feelings like other living beings and humans. He did it wonderfully.1/n He demonstrated it wonderfully with his invention called as Crescograph.

So rightly called as First Modern scientist of India.

Sir JC Bose was the first Indian to be appointed Professor of Physics in the Presidency College. 2/9
Nov 10, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
And all the five jungle cat cubs were saved. Found by farmers during harvesting in a field. All were so small that they could not have been survive without mother.

So we decided to reunite them with mother.

The area was cordoned off. Where they were found villagers decided to stop harvesting for the time being.
Nov 7, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
In 1930, anticipating Nobel Prize, CV Raman bought two tickets to Stockholm, other for wife, as early as September, 3 months early.

His conviction was not misplaced; he was decorated with the Nobel Prize for Physics that year for his path-breaking work. #BirthAnniversary Raman was also the first Non white to get Nobel Prize in science. It took merely Rs. 200 to make this discovery & now millions of rupees. University of Cambridge offered him a Professor’s job. He rejected & later appointed as 1st Non British Director of IISc Bangalore in 1933.
Oct 30, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Tribute to Homi Jahangir Bhabha, the father of Indian Nuclear Programme, on his birth anniversary. He came from cambridge during WWII but later stayed in India to serve. In picture Bhabha with Albert Einstein (relativity), Yukawa, John Wheeler(black hole). He joined IISc Bangalore after coming to India. Time when Vikram Sarabhai was also there, who became father of Space programme. Raman was director of institute. Later Bhabha established BARC and TIFR. Giants walking the same corridor.
Oct 21, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
What does this marginal change in global average temperature means. For life and climate on earth. Pay attention. Difference it will make to wildfires.
Sep 11, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
On this day in 1730, 363 Bishnois from Jodhpur were killed in Khejarli, when objected to felling of Khejri trees by the king. Day is celebrated as #ForestMartyrsDay. Scores of ground staff & officers have laid down their lives in protecting the ecological security of country. When teams came to cut Khejri trees summons were sent to 83 Bishnoi villages.

The cry was “सिर साटे रुख रहे तो भी सस्तो जाण” which means even if head goes to save a tree then also it is worth.

With this 363 Bishnoi’s martyred to save trees led by Amrita Devi Bishnoi. 2/n
Aug 12, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Look carefully. #Elephants are not crossing the road. Road is crossing the #forest. #WorldElephantDay Do you know #elephant family is all women group. Made of #mother, #aunts, #grandmother & all other #ladies. Most of the times Male leave herd early. Kids are looked by all female elephants in herd, all are mothers. Grandmother makes all decision for the family.
Jul 26, 2021 8 tweets 8 min read
Today is #WorldMangrovesDay. So let me remind you. #Mangroves;

- acts as buffer & reduce impact of cyclones & #storm surge.
- they break the #wind force
- provide #habitat to #animals during cyclone or otherwise
- they reduce #pollution.

We just need to protect them. So how it works. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & special adaptations. They act like buffer & consume the winds & energy. So after passing the storms get dampen. You must have read in ‘Theory of Vibration’.
Jul 2, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Keystone species - species which are like keystone in a building. You take out that & building will fall. Important for the whole ecosystem. If they go extinct, the system will not function as usual. Example beaver. Flagship species - species which are important & we select them as an ambassador for our conservation programs. Mostly charismatic species. So that other species which are in that habitat can also be protected. The habitat can be protected. Example tiger.
Jun 8, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
If anybody wants to see how elephants sleep. PC BBC. These are the elephants from China about which I shared recently. They are 15 elephants which have walked 500 km. The herd was seen resting near a village in Xiyang township after heavy rain slowed down its travels.

Complete details here.

bbc.com/news/world-asi…
May 23, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Kiddo fell into reservoir from where water was being supplied to village. Territorial team, wildlife squad II & vet team reached on time. Was rescued & happily united with family. Mother was watching from safe. Our team. Range territorial team. It took 3-4 hours. But all went fine without any harm to mother or calf.

It will be repaired soon with protection this time.
May 9, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Do you know #elephant family is all women group. Made of #mother, #aunts, #grandmother & all other #ladies. Most of the times Male leave herd early. Kids are looked by all female elephants in herd, all are mothers. Grandmother makes all decision for the family. #Mothersday Image Obvious that experienced matriarch should lead #elephant family. She has accumulated immense traits/wisdom due to her long life. Which comes handy in long journeys & dangers. Not true for all. In #Zebras pregnant lead the way as she needs more water. #Buffaloes decide mutually. Image