According to the report in Deccan Herald, under the order of High level Working Group of Western Ghats (HLWG), the state govt has formed a new committee to identify and re-recommended listing of areas under the Eco-Sensitive Zones or Eco-Sensitive Areas(ESA).
The report has to be submitted within 60 days. The committee with tour all the districts which come under Western Ghats in Karnataka. Read More
Image: Shankara Subramanian /Flickr
The Dr.Kasturirangan Report on protecting the Western Ghats has become a victim of vested interests trying to protect their personal interests. If Kodagu is to save itself from ecological catastrophe it is imperative that the powers that matter in Kodagu wake up and take measures in this direction. Read More
Karnataka Forest Minister C.H. Vijayashankar (R) speaking to Media in Kodagu. File Photo.
Reactions are pouring in towards Karantaka Government’s plan to reject the proposal to include Western Ghats as World Hertiage Site by UNESCO.
The Forest Minister even refered to UNESCO as a “Foreign Agency” and compared it to East India Company. Read More
Lion Tailed Macaque is one of endangered species found in Western Ghats. Image:By Kalyanvarma via Wikimedia Commons
The State Govt has decided to reject the proposal of UNESCO to allow certain contagious areas in Western Ghats to be nominated as UNESCO World Heritage site. The state govt is going to write to the center refusing UNESCO the permission for the same. Read More
Last time it was 2 Tigers on Prowl near Tadiandamol, come 11th of November and the head bangers will be on the prowl there. This one made me giggle to myself. Kishor wrote about Storm Festival. Seems Storm Festival is something of a woodstock kind of festival for hard rock music lovers. And this time it is being hosted in India and that too in Coorg, 1750 meters above on Tandiandamol. Read MoreRead More...