28,510 to be precise but dont know if all are plants... it will take one
year to see....
Thanks to Dinesh sir for his selfless efforts.
I am very sure that many people have already used his pics and names
without even letting him know. No one can match his standards and no one
can ever will.
My SALUTES to Dinesh sir.
Quote from a poem by Sohan Lal Dwivedi:
डुबकियां सिंधु में गोताखोर लगाता है,
जा जा कर खाली हाथ लौटकर आता है।
मिलते नहीं सहज ही मोती गहरे पानी में,
बढ़ता दुगना उत्साह इसी हैरानी में।
मुट्ठी उसकी खाली हर बार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती।
Thanks for being a nice and caring friend too.
On Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:58:39 UTC+8, JM Garg wrote:
> Dear members,
> Came across this post by V R Vinayaraj at Facebook.
> Sharing with you for your information pl.
> "We know Sri. Dinesh Valke is an ardent nature lover. He has been taking
> photos of plants for the last 12 years. Once he finds the correct
> identification he uploads it to Flickr. He is on a mission to find out the
> local name of the species in various languages. A continuous effort
> spanning all these years. As we know Flickr is a private company owned by
> Yahoo. It can decide the fate of images stored in its servers. Due to
> license restrictions nobody would be saving it to other places. Now Sri.
> Valke ji has decided that all his life long efforts are not a thing to be
> decided by a company's policy in the US. He has changed the licenses and
> ALL his plant photos, more than 20000, and ALL of them are now available at
> Wikimedia Commons which will eventually be used in Wikipedia articles in
> around 300 languages. Since Wikipedia is free anyone can download and store
> the images which means scores of Universities and Scholars will be storing
> them, in effect they are safe and nothing can destroy them.
> V R Vinayaraj "
> With regards,
> 'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna'
> Winner of Wipro-NFS Sparrow Awards 2014 for efloraofindia
> For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora,
> please visit/ join our Efloraofindia Google e-group
> <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/indiantreepix> (largest in the
> world- around 2700 members & 2,40,000 messages on 31.3.16) or Efloraofindia
> website <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/> (with a species
> database of more than 11,000 species & 2,20,000 images).
> The whole world uses my Image Resource
> <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg> of more than a
> thousand species & eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc.
> (arranged alphabetically & place-wise). You can also use them for free as
> per Creative Commons license attached with each image.
> Also author of 'A Photoguide to the Birds of Kolkata & Common Birds of
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