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East Deccan dry-evergreen forests, Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rainforests, South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests, South Western Ghats montane rainforests


Restoration Practitioner, Naturalist, Scientist, Field biologist, Conservationist

Years of experience
20+ years

T. R. Shankar Raman

Nature Conservation Foundation

I am a writer and wildlife scientist living and working in the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats. My research focuses on the ecology, conservation, and ecological restoration of tropical forests and wildlife—especially rainforest plants, birds, and mammals—mainly in the Western Ghats. I write creative nonfiction and essays on nature and conservation for newspapers, magazines, and blogs, and am the author of The Wild Heart of India: Nature and Conservation in the City, the Country, and the Wild. In 2018, I co-authored Pillars of Life: Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats with Divya Mudappa.