Western Ghats

Parliament discusses world heritage site list

India has submitted a proposal to UNESCO World Heritage Centre for inscription of 39 serial sites in Western Ghats on its World Heritage List, the Government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
“These sites are in the States of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Read More

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Vijayashankar: People friendly forest policy soon

Minister for Forests and Kodagu District- In-Charge Minister, C.H. Vijayashankar said that an integrated forest policy will be announced soon to mitigate the “man – animal conflict” in Kodagu. Read More

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Bicycle rally to raise awareness on Western Ghats

A bicycle rally ‘ The Great Malnad Challenge’ organised by  Bangalore based Tandem Trials Club was flagged off at Raja Seat, Madikeri by acclaimed  Coach and sportsperson of Kodagu  C. V. Shankar.  The rally was organised  to create an awareness on  the biodiversity of the Western Ghats. Read More

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Railway Link connects with Opposition in Coorg

The Railway minister’s annonoucement on as survey for a Railway link through Mysore-Kushalnagar-Madikeri and the proposal for a railway link from Mangalore to Madikeri has the environmentalists in Coorg worried.
Enviromentalists pointed out that the bus service to Coorg has been excellent and the govt would do a better job by maintaining the roads. Read More

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Residential houses on Forest Land to be regularized by Karnataka Govt

The State Govt is contemplating to “regularize” residential houses built on forest land in the Malnad region.
In short, “encroachment shall be legalized in the forest land”.
Coorg itself forms a part of the Malnad region and the catchment for River Cauvery.
It came as a surprise when the primary and secondary education minister Mr. Read More

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