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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Sunday, March 25, 2012

King Cobra Rescued in Joida

A king cobra which had strayed in a backyard belongs to Saanu Mirashi in Shandegaali village near Joyda has been rescued by forest guard Mr.C R Naik with the help of Green Umbrella Eco Club members Roshan Bavaji and Rahul Bavaji.The snake was 9.7 feet in length.
Perhaps it is the longest venomous snake in the world which can kill even an elephant.The king cobra is distributed across South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the southern areas of East Asia (southern China) where it is not common. It lives in dense highland forests, preferring areas dotted with lakes and streams. King cobra populations have dropped in some areas of its range because of the destruction of forests. It is listed as an Appendix II Animal within CITES.But according to the scientific studies made by renowed herpetologist Mr.Romulus Whitaker and Mr.Gowrishankar of Agumbe Rain Forest Research Center, semi evergreen and evergreen forests of western ghats are the best habitats for king cobra and luckily our Dandeli-Anshi forests are home for these endangered species.
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