I was told some years ago that a forest minister had passed a rule that no photography was to be allowed in any forest areas in Kerala. Any forest in that including Reserve Forests, in which one is *even* allowed to graze cattle, collect firewood and minor forest produce. I was just trying to look up this and found a newspaper article on the topic. That ban was apparently introduced because of a certain wildlife photographer refused to provide photographs to the Kerala Forest Deparment for their use.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/wild-photography-ban-condemned/article4233888.ece Reading that news again with fresh insight suggests that the wildlife photographer in question was in fact N.A. Nazeer! Perhaps he or someone ought to inform the Kerala Forest Department of Wikimedia Commons.. best wishes Shyamal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Shyamal
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