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Green Inspirational Experiences in Forest Services

Author Name: D. Raveendranathan | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

Mr D Raveendranathan, IFS (Retd), was recruited as Forest Range Officer in the year 1970 by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. Initially he served as Forest Range Officer in Government Rubber Plantations, Keeriparai; Plantation Ranges in Gandamanur and Kodaikanal. He was in charge of Srivilliputtur, Sankarankoil, Tirunelveli and Shencottai territorial Ranges. He was posted in the Social Forestry Ranges of Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi Districts. He was promoted as Assistant Conservator of Forests and deputed as Divisional Manger in the Arasu Rubber corporation in the year 1991, then as Wildlife warden in the Grizzled giant squirrel sanctuary Srivilliputtur. Further he was posted as Deputy Director in the Kalakkadu Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, then posted as Regional Manager in the Tamil Nadu Forest Plantation Corporation, Villupuram. He was promoted as Deputy Conservator of Forests in 1999 and posted as Divisional Forest Officer in Vellore. He was conferred IFS and posted as District Forest Officer, Tirunelveli, Divisional Forest Officer Ramanathapuram and finally at Tirunelveli Social Forestry Division. He retired from service on 28 February-2007 in the IFS- Junior Administrative Grade – Deputy Conservator of Forests.

Jump into the real-life, thrilling experiences of a forest officer that include the apprehension of the people involved in forest-related crimes, eviction of encroachments from the unruly mob, near-death encounters with forest animals, management of labor during strikes and agitations in rubber plantations among others. Green Inspirational Experiences in Forest Services highlights the training imparted to forest officers along with other educational content regarding trees in the forest and their uses.

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D. Raveendranathan

Mr. D. Raveendranathan, IFS., (Retd), a postgraduate in Sociology, enrolled for training in the Southern Forest Rangers’ College at Coimbatore in 1970.

In 1972, he was posted as Forest Range Officer in Tamil Nadu. He was promoted as Assistant Conservator of Forests in 1991 and deputed to the Arasu Rubber Corporation as Divisional Manager. He served as Wildlife Warden in the Grizzled Giant Squirrel Sanctuary, Srivilliputtur, Virudunagar District. He then became Deputy Director at Kalakkadu Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Ambasamudram, and posted as Regional Manager at Tamil Nadu Forest Plantation Corporation, Villupuram in 1997. He rose to Deputy Conservator of Forests in 1999.

He was conferred IFS vide 2000 panel and posted as District Forest Officer, Tirunelveli, and the year of allotment given in the IFS cadre was 1996. He was awarded Junior Administrative Grade in the IFS in 2005. 

Post-retirement in 2007, he began writing books about his thrilling experiences protecting the forests, wildlife and the environment. He has published four books through Notion Press—Green Inspirational Experiences in Forest Services, Western Ghats and the Bounteous Services Showered on the Planet, Himalayas Melting and Peninsula India Wilting, Developments Lead to Pollution and Depletion of Natural Resources.

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