Prime Intention of the Blog

"People without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees and wildlife is almost as helpless".

I still remember my childhood days when I used to visit Dandeli a place where even my father started his professional career and also where my most of the relatives were staying.Even though I never brought up in Dandeli no one could stop me to go there since it was just two hours journey from my native. And during every visit I used to get the scoldings from my father and relatives since I used to spend most of the time in forests than in house.So as I grown up my visit to Dandeli became very less except twice or thrice in a year since I became busy with studies but always I had in my mind that I should contribute something to these magnificent forests which inspired me a lot to fall in love with the Conservation.So it is just an attempt from my side to create awareness to save these magnificent animals and landscapes they exist in.If this blog contributes in a small way to achieve this goal I will be the most happiest person in this world.
This blog mainly focuses towards conservation activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.This blog doesn't provide any information regarding tourism and its related activities in and around Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve to have Buffer Area

Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve will have a new buffer area soon if everything goes well.According to the sources additional 400 Sq.Km area is going to be added to the existing 875 Sq.Km area.The main intention of declaring this buffer area is to reduce the dependency on Core areas by Human beings and cattle grazing.

Please find the article below for more details:

BANGALORE: After long four years, buffer zones in tiger reserves of Karnataka will soon become a reality. 

According to the forest department a 300 sqkm buffer around Bandipur and a 400 sqkm buffer around Anshi-Dandeli reserves have got in-principle approval from the Centre. The notification of buffer zones is very significant as it will lead to protection of the reserves from intensive projects like mining. "Those which got in-principle approval will be notified in a month or so. In Nagarahole, we're facing some problems and the buffer zone may take some more time to be determined. This notification will not just have a bearing on people living in the zone, but have a major impact on human-animal conflict. If a tiger strays, it will not hit the boundary straightaway," principle chief conservator of forests, B K Singh told TOI. WHAT'S A BUFFER ZONE? A buffer is like a thin layer of protection on all sides of the reserve. It is not inviolate like core area and human habitation won't be relocated. Those living in this zone will be given alternative livelihood options to reduce dependence on core forest produce. "These zones will be protected from major changes in land use. Unlike the core area, which is exclusive, the buffer zone will be inclusive but importance will be given to protection of wildlife," National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), member secretary, Rajesh Gopal told TOI. Many states like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, which record a large number of tiger deaths, still haven't notified buffer zones. ON THE ANVIL Total area of Bandipur tiger reserve is 950 sqkm; additional 300 sqkm being added on Karnataka side as buffer zone Total area of Anshi-Dandeli tiger reserve is 800 sqkm; additional 400 sqkm being added as buffer area Nagarahole buffer zone yet to be determined; notification for Bhadra tiger reserve with Centre No large, intensive development projects allowed in zone. 

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