Wishing everyone a very happy “World Forestry Day”
Forests are not just resources for humans to carry out economic activities but they are environmental hotspot sheltering a plethora of diverse flora and fauna. Every forest has it’s own eco-systems in place. Some are very special, thanks to unique topography and/or flora/fauna diversity. India has 23.39% of its land covered in forest. Though below expected level yet it is rich in biodiversity. For example, The Himalayan range and Western ghats house the highest density of flora and fauna in globe after Amazon rain forest.
Today I have a special reason to write a photo blog on forests and it’s denizens. This is a blog to create awareness about different things one can experience/see in the forest. I have a humble belief, we the urban denizen, who live in concrete jungles, who walk on foot paths running along tar and cemented roads, who know Zebra (crossing) only because we see it on roads, need to be brought closer to forests. Most of us don’t know how it feels to be wild and free. We are so lost and invested in our technological evolution that we have somewhere lost our touch with nature. I am sharing my images in hope that I will be able to take you closer to the experience of forest.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life where every living being is in coherence with each other, co-exists and plays it’s vital role in chain of life in forest. However, its we who have lost track of it in our scientific temper and accomplishments. Forest is gift to us given by our ancestor and a gift we have borrowed from our next generations. The wild spirit has a strong belief that we should realize this gift and inculcate these values in the newer generations, if we humans need to co-exist before going extinct. Lets not take this gift for granted, we don’t own it, we need to protect our natural heritage. The forests!