Can philately sensitise people to wildlife / conservation? An introduction to thematic philately and a visual treatise concerning the variety of philatelic material available on owls (Aves: Strigiformes)

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M. Eric Ramanujam
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Ramanujam, M.E. 2016. Can philately sensitise people to wildlife / conservation? An introduction to thematic philately and a visual treatise concerning the variety of philatelic material available on owls (Aves: Strigiformes). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 7 (Jul. 2016), 8989–9003. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2479.8.7.8989-9003.
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M. Eric Ramanujam, Principal Investigator (Faunistics), Pitchandikulam Bioresource Centre / Pitchandikulam Forest Consultants, Auroville 605101, India

M. Eric Ramanujam has been a wildlife illustrator for over two decades, and has a background in the advertising industry. Since 1997 he has been involved in full time conservation and research. His major sphere of interest is the natural history of the Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis. From the time he was a young adult, he has been a keen philatelist and has won many state and national titles.  He gave up competitive philately after winning the gold medal at the nationals (INPEX 1993).

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