Photography Award to Salim Pichan, MSSRF

Mr. Salim Pichan, our colleague has won the Professional Photographer Award in Biodiversity Conclave of India International Science Festival 2020. He captured the photo of mating of Indrella ampulla,   a terrestrial snail -an endemic species to Western Ghats. Mr. Pichan is a well-known field botanist who is systematically inventorying the flowering plant species of the Western Ghats for the last 20 years. He discovered eight new species and six new records from the relatively well studied group of angiosperms.