'Include Western Ghats in heritage list'

'Include Western Ghats in heritage list'

He was on a visit to the forest range coming under Bandipur National Park limits in the taluk on Thursday. Speaking to mediapersons, he said by including Western Ghats to the list of heritage sites would help in conserving flora and fauna of the region.

The State government should immediately take steps as Bandipur forest range comes under the Western Ghats and it is everybody’s duty to protect the wildlife, he added.

He also suggested that as Bandipur attracts a large number of wildlife enthusiasts and tourists, awareness should be created among them not to create nuisance in the surroundings and disturb the animals. Moreover, the wildlife lovers should develop interest about the animals, as the place is the right spot for them to identify rare species.

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