Ever wonder what elephants think of us humans? Wildlife biologist and artist Arjun Srivathsa brings together science and art, with a big dose of humour, to tell this very elephantine tale aimed at increasing awareness of wildlife conservation.
Arjun Srivathsa is a 26-year-old alumnus of the graduate program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru. He has combined his love for art with his scientific temper to create a fascinating cartoon series called Pocket Science India, the first of which we bring you in this Photo Story.
“Pocket Science India is a venture to combine wildlife science with art, to promote conservation awareness in India. The cartoons or cartoon-series are mostly information from scientific journal articles (which are either inaccessible to people or rather complicated to understand), translated into art panels. The idea is to bridge the gaps between the work Indian wildlife scientists are doing and the non-scientific audience, with a touch of humour,” says Arjun.
Here’s his take on the dwindling population of elephants in the country:
About the author: Parikshit Suryavanshi is a freelance interviewer, writer and translator based in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. You can visit his blog to read more from him.
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