As I walk through India, I find that we aren’t always short on space, but are short on imagination.
Gadgil, the chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, favoured the idea of culling of the big cats in Wayanad and suggested there should be licensed hunting outside India’s national parks.
Locals unhappy with the large-scale deforestation say it will affect natural rainwater flow, and have taken the Foundation to court.
The Ghats are already setting off alarm bells with earthquakes, landslides and flooding occurring frequently.
Analyses revealed that not only had colour patterns evolved at a much faster rate, but that members of mimetic communities had evolved at a faster rate than their close relatives.
Through Wild Earthlings, the nature-based community with Sharan at its helm, he set the standards for wildlife education and nature observation.
“Most of the elephants at the centre were rescued after they strayed from their herd,” a deputy range officer says.
The initial treks through eucalyptus plantations would take one to the lush forest and tall trees with large canopies. Another two km trek would take the visitors to the first fall.
Rajani Rao, a noted birdwatching guide from Dandeli says the bird photographers throng to Dandeli all along the year.
The propagation of the new species could facilitate large-scale production of high-quality honey, he added.
The damselfly was first spotted by Dr Vibhu Vipanchika, a dental surgeon and odonate enthusiast from Kannur.
The accused have confessed that they killed both the man and girl because of their relationship.
CP Muttanna, also from Kodagu added that the government should tell exactly which part of the ESZ report they oppose, instead of opposing the entire 197 pages report.
This year, the target is 4,000 MUs, and is in reach because of the excess rainfall and inflow from Karnataka during the southwest monsoon.
The committee chairperson will be former Director General of Forests Sanjay Kumar (retd).
The state has been opposing implementation of the report since the beginning.
Conservationists said it will not go down well with the Karnataka government, as some of the Supreme Court directions are quite stern and their practical implementation could be a challenge.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will soon lead a delegation to the national capital to submit a memorandum to the Centre urging it not to go ahead with the implementation of the report.
According to officials in the ministry, forest department and conservationists, confusion is being created more by those who have not read the notification, and have misunderstood what was quoted.
“To begin with there is a plan to attach the Vistadome coach with Poorna Express, after seeing passengers' response, more coaches will be added," an official said.