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!!)
The full moon rises from behind the canopy forests of the KMTR (Pic: Pankaj Sekhsaria)
A stream gurgles through the one-mile corridor of the KMTR – the forests are crucial to the water security of the region, particularly the arid plains that lie east of the mountains (Pic: Pankaj Sekhsaria)
On the forest floor (Pic: Pankaj Sekhsaria)
A forest floor dwelling spider in the one-mile corridor (Pic: Pankaj Sekhsaria)
I haven’t seen when the term came into use, would guess post 9/11 maybe/
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.?
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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Not much good came out of the emergency but I am glad that at least one good thing did happen due to it
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