Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary

Forest Land allotted to Hydel Power Project illegally, PGCIL fells trees illegally & Forest Bungalow turned into an Arrack Shop

By K.K. Aiyamma
Based on Punati Sridhar, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF)’s report, the state govt has issued notices to Deputy Conservation of Forests(DCF) of Madikeri & Hunsur asking for an explanation.
The inquiry report claims that:
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BJP in Coorg draws flak for opposing the Unesco World Hertiage tag and calling for a bundh

Karanataka Legislature passed a resolution opposing the World Heritage Tag for Western Ghats
In for a rude shock after UNESCO declared that certain contagious places in Western Ghats(from Gujarat to Kerala) are World Heritage Site, the political representatives in Coorg have called a bandh on July 12th to oppose its inclusion of the chosen 4 nature reserves from Coorg. Read More


UNESCO World Heritage Site status: CLN seperates fact from fiction

The image of Kodagu, as a community which values its culture, heritage and forests, has unfortunately been severely dented by the utterings and actions of a section of people from Kodagu. Read More


Environmentalists come together to clear the air on UNESCO World Heritage site

Environmentalists from different organisations have come together on a common forum to clear the air on UNESCO World Heritage Site after the fiasco during the visit of the IUCN officials. Read More


BJP will not let the wildlife reserves get World Heritage Tag

Ravi Kushalappa the convenor of Madikeri “Akrama-Sakrama Samiti” accused environmentalists for all the ills in Kodagu and said that such NGO’s should be banished from Coorg. He further added that ” BJP has demanded the district officials to banish such people working against the interests of Coorg “. Read More


Kerala Govt starts work on Barapole Dam while Karnataka Govt ignores

The Kerala Govt has encroached upon Karnataka Government’s land in Kodagu and have started work on Barapole Hydel Project inside Brahmagiri Sanctuary.

The Government of Kerala has allegedly encroached upon an area belonging to Karnataka  in the border area of Kodagu, inside the Bramhagiri sanctuary, to construct a Mini Hydel Project. Read More


Lax Authorities turn Coorg into Dumping Yard for Kerala’s Waste

The rich rain forests of Kodagu  have been turned into a dumping yard by the civic authorities of Kerala.
Loads of solid waste can be spotted in the rain forest of Makutta Range that is situated on Virajpet-Makutta  stretch of

State Highway-91. It is suspected that these bags of garbage  are being dumped on the roadside  by unscruplous garbage disposal contractors from across the border. Read More


Coorg, A dumping ground of Kerala?

Wayanad, the district in Kerala bordering Coorg was declared a “No Plastic Zone” recently. Now it seems the Garbage collected from across the border is being dumped in Coorg.
Wildlife Sanctuary & Reserve forest along the Virajpet – Makutta road are turning out to be a dumping ground for waste which seems to be originating from the district of Wayanad in Kerala. Read More