KMTR’s one-mile corridor

KMTR’s one-mile corridor

The story of how a small patch of forest in India’s southern-western ghats (a global biodiversity hotspot) was saved in the 1970s…at it’s heart is the work in the decade of the 70s of two American primatologists, who were studying the rare and endemic Lion-tailed macaque, the enimatic, canopy dwelling primate of these forests…These forests are also the source of much of the water security of the region (a key point in the natural infrastructure’s that I’ve been discussing a bit on this blog!!)

For the full story including some incredible 1970s pics of the region by the primatologists see





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About Pankaj Sekhsaria

Pankaj Sekhsaria is author of 'The Last Wave', ( a novel based in the Andaman islands of India. He is also a journalist, photographer and researcher with four books, a dozen peer reviewed papers and nearly 200 newspaper and magazine articles to his credit. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Maastricht University Science and Technology Studies (MUSTS). His Phd research involves studying the techno-scientific practices inside nanotechnology labs in India to understand and articulate the idea of a 'culture of innovation'

4 thoughts on “KMTR’s one-mile corridor

  1. Ever seen any research specifically on “food security” as a concept — I know you don’t believe in concepts — where it came from historically, its uptake into regular politics, etc.?


  2. slightly different context but I’ve been displeased with the recent adoption of “security” language in the US around the availability/eating of food so that people are no longer hungry, malnourished, or starving, but food “insecure” which reminds me of calling mass-murders/genocides ethnic “cleansing”, we lose the effects on actual lives/beings I think.

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