Press Esc to close
Thursday 24 July 2014
News updated at 7:44 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.9°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Declare Chandradrona hills as forest land

Chikmagalur, DH News Service:

Mullaiahnagiri, Bababudangiri, Kemmangundi chain of hills in Western Ghats are said to be the most sensitive regions. Since the sthese hills naturally form the shape of a crescent moon, they are named as ‘Chandradrona parvatha shreni’.

Bhadra reserve forest, which comes under the tiger project is located in this region. The hills  gets transformed into a corridor in dry season when elephants from the reserve forest come here in search of water, when quenching their thirst becomes difficult in the reserve area. These elephants migrate to Yemmedoddi, Kamenahalli forest, Madagadakere, Ayyanakere region. The elephants from Thanigebailu region in the reserve forest climb up Kemmannagundi in search of food and water. While environment in Yemmedoddi, Kamenahalli forest, Madagadakere, Ayyanakere region is well suited for herbivorous animals, carnivorous animals migrate towards Mullaiahnagiri and Bababudangiri region. Many rare species of birds too have made the region their abode.

Another important fact is that while the population of tigers is declining all over the country, here in Bhadra reserve forest it is improving year after year as the environment is well suited for the tigers. The region would have undoubtedly been one of the best Tiger Conservation region if at all the government had handed over the revenue land in the region to Forest Department. Revenue land in the region has been surveyed and a proposal has been submitted to the government for the conversion of revenue land into forest land and the proposal is awaiting government approval.

In case Government transforms the said revenue land as ‘forest’ and takes action to declare the area as reserve forest then Bhadra Reserve Forest and the newly declared area together will form one of the best Tiger Conservation region in the country.


Since animals in the hills are disturbed by the anti social activities like smuggling, encroachment, poaching etc, it is time Government takes concrete steps to save the wild animals and the forest.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Sir Chris Hoy passes the Queen's Baton to Prince Imran

Sir Chris Hoy passes the Queen's Baton to Prince Imran

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the opening ceremony of the ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the opening ceremony of the ...

Malaysia's Norbaini Hashim (L) and Siti Ruhani (R) challenge

Malaysia's Norbaini Hashim (L) and Siti Ruhani (R) challenge

Navjot Chana of India, in white attempts to throw Brandon ...

Navjot Chana of India, in white attempts to throw Brandon ...

Scotlands Neil Speirs and David Peacock react to a ball...

Scotlands Neil Speirs and David Peacock react to a ball...

Emma Jackson of Australia R, Kirsten Sweetland of Canada

Emma Jackson of Australia R, Kirsten Sweetland of Canada

An overall view of the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during the first session of the ...

An overall view of the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during the first session of the ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, back left, smiles as she...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, back left, smiles as she...

Members of England's team compete during the  Men's team pursuit ...

Members of England's team compete during the Men's team pursuit ...

Sophie Taylor of England competes in a Women's 50m Breaststroke heat...

Sophie Taylor of England competes in a Women's 50m Breaststroke heat...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523