V. Sundarraju

Born into an agricultural family in Vairichettipalayam, Trichy, V. Sundararaju served in Tamil Nadu Forest Department for more than 36 years in various capacities such as Forest Range Officer, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Regional Manager, Divisional Forest Officer, Deputy Conservator of Forests and District Forest Officer till he retired from service in 2011.


The six-time author continues to write and publish scientific articles, while being a consultant for the Society for Social Forestry Research and Development Tamil Nadu (SSFRDT). He currently also serves as the President of the forum Society for Conservation of Nature (SOFCON). 


Uyirththidum Ulagam

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How do the forests of the Western Ghats serve as the life supporting system? What role played by the shola forests in acting as the water resource of the Nilgiris? The key role played by the mangrove forests during cyclone and tsunami. The importance of halophytes in helping the establishment of the mangroves. The valuable medicinal plants that are facing extinction. Why should we preserve the Wetlands? Rare trees that quench the thirst of the forest dwellers.

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Jungle Chronicles

Books by V. Sundararaju

How does the Forest Department tackle a raging forest fire? When an elephant ran amok, how was the pachyderm brought under control? What happens to the mammoth marine animals that are caught or stranded?

Jungle Chronicles narrates the adventurous experiences of V. Sundararaju, a former Indian Forest Service Officer while he served in Tamil Nadu Forest Department, over a period of 36 years. Interesting encounters with denizens of the deep forests

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Why to conserve hills and hillocks

By V. Sundarraju in True Story | Reads: 84 | Likes: 0

 CONSERVING THE HILLS AND HILLOCKS OUTSIDE THE RESERVE FORESTS While I was working as the District Forest Officer (DFO), Kanyakumari Forest division, this incident took place sometime during 2010. It was a Sunday. Since I used to be very busy during the weekdays, I could find time mostly on wee  Read More...

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