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.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Dandeli is now a Hornbill Reserve
Its official now.Dandeli forests have finally got the status of Hornbill Conservation Reserve.This will cover an area of 52.50 Sq.Kms including both Joyda and Haliyal taluq forests.PCCF of Karnataka has already issued official notification in this regard.
In the wildlife conservation history,this is the first time of its kind to have a special conservation reserve declared to protect single and endangered bird specie i.e, Hornbills.Dandeli forests are home to four types of hornbills i.e.,Malabar Pied,Malabar Grey,Great Pied and Indian Grey.We all should thank Mr.Anil Kumble,Mr.Manojkumar,Mr.Sunil Panwar for their sincere effort to declare this as a Hornbill Reserve.