User:J.M.Garg

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J.M.Garg in Simla, Himachal, India.
The photographers barnstar for the generous contributions of images to help in improving the state of natural history information in the Indian region. Shyamal (talk) 11:57, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
Keep up the good work, Gargji. AshLin (talk) 20:37, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
BoNM - India.png India Barnstar of National Merit
For all your tireless efforts to record India's Butterflies and Birds. You do an amazing job. Keep up the good work!!! Wayne Ray User:WayneRay
Bio star.png The Wikiproject Lepidoptera Barnstar
For for his many pictorial contributions to Wikiproject Lepidoptera. AshLin (talk) 09:55, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For all those images of plants and animals from India. Not for the first time, I expect, they have been the primary illustrations for a featured article, Russet Sparrow. —innotata (Talk • Contribs) 14:47, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

He is a passionate naturalist & a wildlife photographer. He has been trekking a lot since last 20 years. He is creating awareness about our Trees & Plants, winged friends (Birds), Butterflies, etc. in particular & nature around us in general.

He is the author of 'A Photoguide to the birds of Kolkata & Common birds of India'.

He had held a few Exhibitions mainly focusing on Bird Photography.

He is the owner of Efloraofindia - a google group. Efloraofindia (earlier Indiantreepix) is the largest Google e-group in the world in this field & largest nature related (and the most constructive with more than 2265 members & 1,83,000 messages on 5/3/14) in India devoted to creating awareness, helping in identification etc. along with discussion & documentation of Indian Flora. He is the owner of (and also compiling) Efloraofindia website for documenting flora of india that is being discussed on Efloraofindia google e-group along with supplementing the working of the group. More than 9000 species' pages of seed plants Alphabetically family wise- Seed plants etc., ferns, fungi & others are available with details for those species which have already been discussed in effloraofindia e-group. It has the largest database on net on Indian Flora. He is also the winner of Wipro-NFS Sparrow Award for 2014 for efloraofindia.


He is currently working on 'Wikiproject Lepidoptera' & 'WikiProject Birds' & contributing to 'Tree of Life Wikiproject' of Wikipedia. He has uploaded around eight thousand of his best images of Birds, Buttterflies, Plants etc. (more than a thousand species & eight thousand pictures), which can be seen at Wikimedia Commons(arranged alphabetically & place wise). One can also use them for free as per Creative Commons license attached with each image.

Thousands of his images are used in Wikis & can be seen at [|Wikipedia] & [|Wikispecies] respectively.

He can be contacted at jmgarg1@gmail.com

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