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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Friday, December 2, 2011

Big Boost for Wildlife Conservation-Bhimgad is now officially a wildlife sanctuary

A notification under Section 26 A (b) of Wildlife (Protection) Act (1972) makes the 19,042.58 hectare forests of Khanapur taluk in Belgaum district as Bhimgad sanctuary. During the final notification, the area has been increased from 13,167.18 to 19,042.58 hectare keeping in view the rich biodiversity and eco-morphological importance of the area.
It is very important to notice that Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is contiguous to Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve in Karnataka,proposed Mhadei Tiger Reserve,Netravali,Bondla,Bhagwan Mahavir, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuaries,Mollem National Park  in Goa and Sahyadri Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. Hence we can call it as a big boost to tiger conservation since it provides a big corridor for the wild animals' movement.
The critically endangered Wroughton’s free-tailed bats breed at the Barapede caves of Bhimgad.
Girish Hosur, Deputy Conservator of Forests who was behind this idea of a sanctuary said now it gives leagal protection to the entire area.
The Bhimgad area has a rich fauna with tigers, leopards, Indian Gaur, wild dogs, bears, sambars, barking deers, Four Horned Anletopel and other mammals and also has a good reptile and bird population too. The King Cobra is a prominent species of snake there.
After this notification the collection of forest produce, grazing, human disturbances are not allowed in the area spread on 19,042.50 hectares.
Its a great boon for nature lovers now that this area will be properly protected and the endangered species will have their own land to breed.
Please follow the link for more information.

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