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Forests – a book by the Karnataka forest department

Hampi is renowned for its temples, but a mystery to us is its forested areas. A coffee table book released by the forest department of Karnataka reveals many such mysteries about the riches of the forests of the state.

Author of the book-IPS officer Vijay Mohan Raj said that for many, forests meant huge trees with elephants and tigers roaming in it. However, forests have many microorganisms

There are the frontline staff who are the keepers of over 42,000 sq. km of forest land in the state. Hence, the coffee table book on forest brought out by the Karnataka forest department focussed on those ‘realms of the forest’ that are outside the public domain. and flora which are still unknown to many.

The Karnataka Forest Department has come out with a Coffee Table book. The book focuses on the lives of the frontline staff of the KFD. This book is dedicated to the Martyrs, retired, and serving forest personnel.

The Karnataka Forest Department is a pioneering department especially in the conservation of forests and wildlife. They are the torchbearers for setting standards in wildlife conservation and protection. The book will support the cause of the conservation of forests and wildlife and also provide the public at large to understand the lives and challenges of the frontline staff of the Karnataka Forest Department.

The book authored by Vijay Mohan Raj IFS is over 220 pages which showcase some of the best photographs of the staff at work in various forest landscapes of Karnataka. The book has a very high resolution of medium format photography work done by award-winning photographers. The photographs were specially commissioned by the Karnataka Forest Department so that there is continuity in visual aesthetic and appeal.

The book is a showcase of the journey, right from the glorious past of the Forest Department, right from the days of the Maharajas of Mysore to present day. The book showcases the challenges and the lives of the frontline staff of the Karnataka Forest

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