Kerala Photo-Videographers and Colour Lab Workers’ Federation (AITUC) Thiruvananthapuram District Committee has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to lift the ban on photography inside forests in the state.
Many a time, activities such as poaching, deforestation, ganja cultivation and bootlegging in the wild were brought to the attention of the Forest Minister and forest officials by wildlife photographers.
Likewise, beautiful photos of forest and wild-life sanctuaries are brought out by wildlife photographers to attract tourists. Ban on wildlife photography in forests would help forest mafia groups and other anti-social elements. Hence an intervention is necessary at the earliest, Federation president Pattom Sasidharan said in a release.