Protecting the Bats of India (A Daring subject)

#1 Mar 25th, 2007, 01:51
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Protecting the Bats of India
Signs of progress amid daunting challenge

by Shahroukh Mistry
India's population grew to more than one billion people as the new millennium began. Within a few decades, it is expected to surpass China and become the most populous country the world has ever seen. With one-third the land area of the United States, India has nine times the human density. So many people cannot help but leave a broad and deep footprint on the landscape.

Conservation biology in India must always be evaluated in the context of its impact on both wildlife and humans. The challenge of providing basic necessities for this enormous population is daunting, and it is increasingly difficult to justify conservation of natural resources in the face of abject poverty, hunger, and the desperate need for more space. The habitat available for flora and fauna is decreasing at an astonishing rate, leaving many tiny fragments like life rafts adrift in a sea of humanity.

Against this backdrop, the future of India's bats and conservation biology in general might seem hopelessly bleak. Yet there is hope. This hope arises not from the nation's leaders and policymakers, but from the people: the nongovernment organizations and the many grassroots groups that champion the cause of sustainable development and the preservation of natural habitats....

Recent studies by our group advocates that exodus and returning flight activity of the cave bats shynchronize the time keeping ability in other cave organisms too.
Scietific study reveals that the debris/ fickle materials or any foreign materials which imported in the cave by cave bats while their exodus flight activity, serves as food sources for the cavefish and therefore it seems to be active at that moment.

Read the full article from Batcom.org Here
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[URL]http://cave-biology.org[/URL]
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#2 Mar 25th, 2007, 02:21
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Dr... I love bats but....

1. Posts on IndiaMike should be the poster's own work, or an extract/summary and a link to the original article. We can't carry complete articles from other sources.

Accordingly I have edited your post.

Anyone with any interest in Bats really should follow that link: I haven't had the chance tonight to read the full article, but there are some very interesting photos there too.

Dr... You bring some new subjects to IndiaMike ---caves, bats--- which is welcome, but do check out the forum rules on stuff like posting articles.

If you check out the copyright notice at the bottom of this Bat article you will get an idea why we have to be careful.
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For anyone interested in bats, here's a link to the website for Bat Conservation International: www.batcon.org

If you search the on-line archive of their magazine for "India" you'll find a number of articles, including some by Shahroukh Mistry, the author of the article referenced in Dr. Jayant's post. I think some of Prof. Mistry's research has been funded by BCI.
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I had left the link to the article in the post. It seems to have got lost in the Doctor's subsequent edit.

Here is the Link
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Originally Posted by dzibead View Post For anyone interested in bats, here's a link to the website for Bat Conservation International: www.batcon.org

If you search the on-line archive of their magazine for "India" you'll find a number of articles, including some by Shahroukh Mistry, the author of the article referenced in Dr. Jayant's post. I think some of Prof. Mistry's research has been funded by BCI.
Earlier it was told to me by the moderator(s) of this forum that I should not mention any link of other sites in this forum. My interest is to create interest on the subject of Cave and I'm also an admin of a site.
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Doctor, I am sorry for the confusion.

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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Doctor, I am sorry for the confusion.

On the one hand, we do not allow advertising.

On the other hand, there are people who come here just to get more attention for their own sites ---- even if the site is non-commercial, we do not allow that.

On yet a third hand, those who come in the spirit of the site to give and share information related to India and Indian travel may certainly tell us of other sites of interest, and may include linmks to those sites. You may include a link to your own site in your signature, although we disalow that if it becomes an excuse for advertising.

That is the hands... Now we come to the feet.

Articles from other sites should not be quoted in their entirety. An extract should be given, and a link to the original site.

We have to be sensitive to the copyrights of other sites/authors (I'm sure you will have some familiarity with the sensitivity of some academics on this).

We also try to keep IndiaMike as original as possible. We have had members who consider that cutting&pasting as much as they can into as many posts as they can is a contribution to the site. We do not share their feeling, and do not have the time to search the net for their sources to protect ourselves from the copyright angle.

A lot of the information on the internet is just plain wrong. We try to make IndiaMike based on personal experience.
Really effort of you people are appreciating, but how far I feel, in forums one can not keep control over the copyrighted articles, if reference is there it must be okay, b'cos here it is not for commercial use.
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Of all our rules, this is the one that we tend to apply strictly.

Perhaps because it is one of the simplest and least ambiguous.

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