T. R. Shankar Raman l @mizoraman@mastodon.social Profile picture
Naturalist and wildlife scientist @ncfindia. Tweets in my personal capacity. Blog: View from Elephant Hills https://t.co/nXUXquxhUv Now: @mizoraman@mastodon.social
May 9, 2022 14 tweets 13 min read
A little thread on biodiversity #datasharing #openaccess #openscience. On sharing data on #rainforest birds and habitat that @gundupoo and I collected during 1997-99 in the Kalakad-Mundathurai Tiger Reserve #WesternGhats... a retrospective from a quarter century later 1/n In KMTR, March 1999; Photo by P JeganathanIn KMTR, Dec 2018; Photo by Kalyan Varma Field biologists need not just collect or hoard biodiversity data for their own use. Sharing under a CC-BY or public domain (CC0) license enables better and wider use and adds value to science and scholarship, students and citizens. 2/n Illustration @dasaptaerwin @WikiCommons
Sep 7, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Is there anyone else as *appalled* and concerned as I am about this order of the Karnataka HC? Seems to miss the point completely about this being a completely bogus and ecologically inappropriate approach to river conservation or tree planting! 1/n
livelaw.in/news-updates/k… Many of the concerns are highlighted in this piece by @NityJayaraman which breaks down exactly how absurd this #CauveryCalling plan is! 2/n
Aug 12, 2021 20 tweets 10 min read
Thanks to everyone who shared my article. Seems like it was read widely. Here is a thread on some of the resources/materials I referred to and which provide more context esp. on tree planting/afforestation in India. Plus a few comments I received... thread... 1/n A good place to start is this paper on the Pitfalls of Tree Planting by @ForrestFleisch1 @this_is_divya and others. Well argued and worth reading... 2/n