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Stress on science writing for biodiversity conservation

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GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - �It is easy to write in a complex way but tough to write in a simple way,� said Abhijit Sarma Baruah, noted science writer at an event organised by Aaranyak in collaboration with Cotton University at the Regional Science Centre here on Friday.

Baruah also emphasised the importance of popular science writing for conservation of biodiversity.

Dr Arup Kumar Mishra, Director, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), in his inaugural speech, dwelt on mitigating the man-wildlife conflict by educating the young generation with active participation of the media, general public, NGOs, forest department and other relevant government and non-government agencies.

A popular book titled Bagh aru Manuh (Tiger and Mankind), written by Jayanta Kumar Pathak, Abhijit Sarmah Baruah and Dr M Firoz Ahmed and published by Aaranyak, was released at the function.

While releasing the book, Dr Nirmali Hazarika, retired additional director, SCERT, Assam, said that the context of such books should be incorporated in school and college-level textbooks.

During a panel discussion on the topic �Popular science writing for conservation of biodiversity�, various aspects of communicating issues related to biodiversity and its conservation were discussed by the panellists.

The discussion was moderated by Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, secretary general and CEO of Aaranyak. Narayan Mahanta, DFO, Publicity; Lakshmi Kanta Das, Deputy Director, SCERT, Assam; Pradipta Baruah, DFO, Guwahati Wildlife Division and Diganta Kumar Das, Registrar, Cotton University took part in the discussion.

Dr M Firoz Ahmed described Aaranyak�s long-term conservation approaches for conserving tigers, co-predators and their prey animals in the Manas National Park. Jayanta Kumar Pathak laid stress on compilation of proper words for vernacular language to ease the expression of scientific meanings.

The event concluded with the final comments and vote of thanks by Dr Bibhuti P Lahkar.

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Stress on science writing for biodiversity conservation

GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - �It is easy to write in a complex way but tough to write in a simple way,� said Abhijit Sarma Baruah, noted science writer at an event organised by Aaranyak in collaboration with Cotton University at the Regional Science Centre here on Friday.

Baruah also emphasised the importance of popular science writing for conservation of biodiversity.

Dr Arup Kumar Mishra, Director, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), in his inaugural speech, dwelt on mitigating the man-wildlife conflict by educating the young generation with active participation of the media, general public, NGOs, forest department and other relevant government and non-government agencies.

A popular book titled Bagh aru Manuh (Tiger and Mankind), written by Jayanta Kumar Pathak, Abhijit Sarmah Baruah and Dr M Firoz Ahmed and published by Aaranyak, was released at the function.

While releasing the book, Dr Nirmali Hazarika, retired additional director, SCERT, Assam, said that the context of such books should be incorporated in school and college-level textbooks.

During a panel discussion on the topic �Popular science writing for conservation of biodiversity�, various aspects of communicating issues related to biodiversity and its conservation were discussed by the panellists.

The discussion was moderated by Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar, secretary general and CEO of Aaranyak. Narayan Mahanta, DFO, Publicity; Lakshmi Kanta Das, Deputy Director, SCERT, Assam; Pradipta Baruah, DFO, Guwahati Wildlife Division and Diganta Kumar Das, Registrar, Cotton University took part in the discussion.

Dr M Firoz Ahmed described Aaranyak�s long-term conservation approaches for conserving tigers, co-predators and their prey animals in the Manas National Park. Jayanta Kumar Pathak laid stress on compilation of proper words for vernacular language to ease the expression of scientific meanings.

The event concluded with the final comments and vote of thanks by Dr Bibhuti P Lahkar.

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