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What is your name?
Basudev Mahapatra
What is your job title?
Independent Journalist
What organisation do you work for?
Independent
Website
http://odishaofmytime.com
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, Communicating biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Education, Endangered species, Faith and biodiversity, Forests, Invasive species, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English, Hindi, Oriya
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail, adding any other relevant information not included in your previous answers. The site administrator will use this answer to decide whether to approve your membership
I am an Indian journalist based in Bhubaneswar, Odisha (previously Orissa). Started career in media in the year 1992, I have worked in print, broadcast as well as online media.
I take interest in reporting and writing on issues related to forest, environment, development, conflict and issues concerning livelihood and rights of people.
A passionate Journalist, editor and Documentary producer, I have learnt the ropes of journalism and mass communication from my experience in different forms of media. However, I have completed a one-year course in science journalism.

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Restoration of Ansupa Lake brightens wetland conservation hopes

Across the globe people are worried about the future of wetland ecosystems. Ramsar Convention’s Global Wetland Outlook reveals that wetlands are disappearing three…

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Posted on July 8, 2019 at 16:25

Biodiversity takes centre stage in Odisha’s silent valley

Mandasaru, 300 km south of Bhubaneswar, is a unique gorge ecosystem in the eastern part of Kandhamal district of Odisha. It is named after the rocks on a hill that narrow towards the top, Manda meaning rock and Saru meaning a narrow progression.

While the lower riparian and moist valleys have semi-evergreen forests, moist deciduous forests cover the slopes of the gorge and dry deciduous forests the top plateaus. Frequent weather changes and the surroundings make…

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Posted on July 7, 2019 at 18:29

Community protection holds hope for climate change affected Similipal sanctuary

Famous in this part of the world as a habitat of big cats and elephants, among a variety of other mammals, birds and reptiles, Similipal is a thickly forested hill range in Odisha’s northern most district of Mayurbhanj. Its name is derived from the simul (silk cotton) tree and the hill range is referred to in Odia literature as Salmali Shaila (Hill of Simul) by eminent authors.
 
“At present, one can hardly find a simul tree in this forest,” said Arjun Mahakud,…
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Posted on July 7, 2019 at 18:15

Forest food ensures nutritional security of Odisha’s tribes

Access to naturally grown forest produce would go a long way in protecting tribal communities in Odisha from the worst impacts of climate change and supply them with all that they need for sustenance.

Forest foods are in high demand in haats or tribal community markets and nearby rural markets. Forest produce such as honey, amla and several fruits are in great demand in urban malls. Though this may appear as an opportunity for economic empowerment of the tribal…

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Posted on July 7, 2019 at 18:03

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