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  1. Write the article in a clear, simple and concise manner that is easy to understand even to those who are not too fluent in the English language. Remember that people from all over the world visit this site and use it as a resource and we want this resource to be of the greatest benefit possible to them.

  2. We currently only accept technical articles (articles which are meant to impart a skill and or technique in an an understandable manner which is complete with regards to the skill being imparted), we generally expect articles to be at least 300 words in length.

  1. Add photos wherever you can. It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words, this is especially true with technical articles where a skill is being imparted to the reader.

  1. Compress all your photos, try to keep each one less than 300kb wherever possible and try to compress them even more if you can. Remember that a lot of users access the site from a mobile device or from slow internet connections. If your pictures don't load you will not get your message across to the reader. Please send your pictures to us as separate image files along with the actual article.

  1. Whenever you use information such as pictures or ideas or quotations in your article, give credit to the original author. Always rewrite such information in your own words (unless it is a quotation) rather than copying and pasting text from a source you are referring to. All sources you've referred to such as online and offline sources, can be added to a reference column at the end of the article.

  1. This website is basically centred around sharing practical and actionable information. i.e information that can be used by people to actually make a difference with respect to conservation. Thus articles which are technical in nature or help shed light on important conservation related issues and which have practical or actionable advice with respect to the said issues will be appreciated. Things like poetry, personal experiences, general opinions about issues which do not include actionable information (that can be used by readers to make a difference) can be put up in the forum.

  1. Use the search bar near the top of the website home page to find out whether articles on topics similar to the one you plan to contribute already exist on the site and to find out whether you need to tweak your contribution to build up on that so as to add to the information already present on the site.

  1. You can send the complete article, with it's text and photos, in the following formats – Microsoft word document (97 – 2007 i.e. .doc and .docx), Open Office Open Document Text (.sxw), or Libre Office's Open Document Text (.odt). Also send the photos along as separate attachments in a common picture file format such as JPEG, PNG or BMP. The submission can be made to .