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Environment ministry wants to restore night traffic through Bandipur tiger reserve

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Date:Oct 14, 2011

Karnataka High Court had banned traffic in the area from 9 pm to 6 am following deaths of tigers and elephants in vehicular accidents

imageThe Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is considering moving court to vacate the ban on night time traffic on the two national highways passing through the Bandipur tiger reserve in Karnataka.

About 13 km of national highway (NH) 212 and 20 km of NH 67 that connect Karnataka with neighbouring Kerala pass through the core area of the reserve. The Karnataka High Court had banned traffic between 9 pm and 6 am on these stretches of roads in March last year following reports of wild animals being run over by vehicles. The court, on the basis of evidence produced by the Karnataka forest department, observed that wild animals, including tigers and elephants, are getting regularly killed in road accidents and that sound and light disturbance was driving the animals out of the forests, leading to man-animal conflict.

MoEF, however, seems to be bent on getting this well-reasoned order scrapped. In a letter to the chief wildlife warden of Karnataka, dated September 26, the ministry has asked the ste to prove that the ban on night traffic on the two roads is “in public interest as well as wildlife conservation”. It said it might take up the matter with the Supreme Court to restore traffic movement.

The Bandipur reserve is one of the first national parks in India and has the highest tiger density anywhere in the world. It has also been declared as an important area for  elephant conservation.

 

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15 October 2011
Posted by
partha

This is horrible! Does any one know how people are suffering because of this ban people in mudumalai, masinagudi,gudalur and waynad are suffering a lot because of this ban, if there is an emergency they have go to ooty or Diablo 3 mysore where mysore is very easy to approach. in times of death a person from any place in Karnataka can go to funeral also. such situation has happened.

1 March 2012
Posted by
Wildlife Lover

I agree with you, this really is horrible. People are destroying this world more and more each day and unfortunately these people have the power to do so becasue of their positions. We are supposed to protect these animals, not kill them.

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8 May 2012
Posted by
Greg Krulik

This is horrible! Does any one know how people are suffering because of this ban people in mudumalai, masinagudi,gudalur and waynad are suffering a lot because of this ban, if there is an emergency they have go to ooty or Diablo 3 mysore where mysore is very easy to approach. in times of death a person from any place in Karnataka can go to funeral also. such situation has happened. dukan diät

26 October 2012
Posted by
Marc

All because of the dumb lady seated in MOeF, who is surrounded by thugs, who want to ruin the forests and wildlife in order just to make money.

17 October 2011
Posted by
Wildlifer

I agree there will be some disturbance for few year but not every where if it is done in a systematic way. and if a flyover comes the animals can move freely and not even a single accident for any animal or even human will not be affected after that for a long time which will be much better opening a gate at day time. nexium over the counterAll these brilliant, complex plant-animal relations are just too sensitive to human interference. Over time, rare species will be replaced by more common ones. Such changes can be deleterious and tragedy ridden to our society as a whole.

2 January 2012
Posted by
Mulaku

I think so too.

29 February 2012

I agree with you 110%. Animal cruelty should be punished. These creatures have feelings as well and can't protect themselves.

23 February 2013
Posted by
Jan Dukan

What a dumb minister appointed for MOEF, who don't understand the importance of ban and only think about there benefits.

18 October 2011
Posted by
Praveen Mahajan

Right said Wildlifer. I myself have seen deer road kill during day as well as night at Bandipur. Night traffic ban should continue in Bandipur.

18 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

Dear Wildlifer, Praveen,

More than wildlife, the ministry is concerned about the smooth traffic flow between Kerala and Karnataka. It seems more political. Apparently the ministry has taken this stand because the newly elected congress government in Kerala has been lobbying with MoEF to lift the ban.  

18 October 2011


Posted by
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

The ban was such a good thing to be enforced in the Bandipur forests. Mr. Jairam Ramesh had brought in so many changes that were to the benefit of Indian forests and its wildlife. Why cant the present ministry just leave that as it was? Let the animals and birds live in peace. It is their right to live so!!

18 October 2011
Posted by
Senbaga Poonguzhali

This is really sad. There should be a ban on night traffic as well as a speed limit to avoid accidents.

18 October 2011
Posted by
Pradnya Malandkar

Hi Pradnya,
Speed limit in Bandipur or in national park is 40Km/Hr. I rarely see people follow the rule in Bandipur.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

I would like to Sue a case against you .. I will do it once you restore the traffic ...you have to face thr consequences from our NGO .. we are 9000+ and counting .. hope you would regret it soon

18 October 2011
Posted by
Rj Venki

Hi All,

This would be a pathetic move by MOEF, if they restore night traffic in Badipur.

Thanks,
Rajeev

18 October 2011
Posted by
Rajeev

Dear Rj Venki, a matter on this issue is already going on in the Supreme Court. Dear Senbaga, you are right. In fact this is one of the rare cases where not just the conservation bodies like NTCA but the state government has also chosen conservation over development. I think the bureaucrats in Moef are now Inclined towards lifting the ban under the pressure from Kerala government. Dear Pradnya, I hope that the SC not only maintains the ban on night traffic but also takes note of the speed limit on the highway during the day as you have rightly pointed out.
 

18 October 2011


Posted by
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

Absolutely shocking! This is supposed to be the ministry FOR environments and Forests???

18 October 2011
Posted by
m ramaswamy

Most of the people are telling to ban the traffic in Bandipur tiger reserve why not the other places in india why only Bandipur. if its banned every where then no transportation will take place between most of the states at night. they highway can put humps in those highways to reduce acccidents for example from bandipur after border on the way to gudalur there are many humps so accidents are very less to.Do any one know how people are suffering because of this ban people in mudumalai, masinagudi,gudalur and waynad are suffering a lot because of this ban, if there is an emergency they have go to ooty or mysore where mysore is very easy to approach. in times of death a person from any place in Karnataka can go to funeral also. such situation has happened.so i hope gov has to come up with some solution rather putting a ban.

18 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

Bandipur is not a unique case where the night traffic has been banned. Its closed in other protected areas like Sariska in Rajasthan and the Nagarjun Sagar Tiger Reserve in andhra Pradesh. Such restrictions are important where the casualty rate of wildlife is high. In Bandipur, the vehicles moving for emergency purposes and state transport department run buses are allowed on the roads during the ban hour to avoid public inconvenience. For other vehicles, there are alternate route which are just 30-40 km longer.The inconvenience to people is negligible as compared the ecological benefits of the night closure.  

19 October 2011


Posted by
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

I agree with you kumar, but only four buses are allowed and it has few seat they will not allow local buses also. and there is a alternative road but its not 30 or 40 km . its more than 100 km and there is no buses through that route to ooty,masinagudi, gudalur. and its also passing through lot of forest area. and these people will not allow any emergency vehicle just like that. And this will a opportunity for poachers to cut the tree and kill the animals at night and its happening there some of the forest officers are supporting them. and there are lot of small villages inside the forest they are the tribes. they will not have any type of option to get out of the forest at night. and these people has to walk lot of miles through forest and they are also been attacked by wild animals. so there is ecological demerits also.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

Its obvious that you are one among the evolved species who thinks that humans enjoy ownership and control over the whole earth, and has the authority to decide which species can live and where they can.

- Its not true that vehicles are not allowed during emergency. There are instances where ambulances have been allowed during emergencies. Get the documents pertaining to check post registers and get your facts right!
- The closure of the route to masinagudi is not new and its been there for ages. How come people in masinagudi managed to survive all these days?
- None of the tribal villages that you are referring to had bus services at night time even when the ban was not enforced.
- The towns that you talk about, masinagudi or gudalur, have more population who are not natives but people who came there for their living. There is nothing wrong with that, however, you cannot go ahead expanding and claiming ownership, facilities to a place which is one of the last land left for the wildlife.
- In a country, where most of the wildlife wealth has been lost to human greed, a time comes where you need to set priority.
- These animals have been already cornered and restricted to small places and still you mercilessly attack them in their zone.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Ananthraj

Hi Ananthraj,

It not as you think, We are from gudalur from past 75 years our family leaved in this place.i know the place very well and i know whats happening there.

you where telling i was one pecies who thinks that humans enjoy ownership and control over the whole earth, you are wrong anant I love nature and the animals. I was telling the suffering of people like us who stay in these places due to this ban and i have suffered too.

You may not understand it.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

Mr. Anonymous, The night traffic ban in Bandipur is a very good measure taken to protect the already endangered wildlife in our country. The forest cover under National Parks in India only constitutes about 1.16% of its total land area and providing total protection to the little left would not make any difference to the people who have occupied the remaining 98%. As for your concerns....
1. Transportation during the night can be done using alternative routes. As in case of Bandipur, alternative route has been provided via Chamrajnagar and Sathyamangalam. As Kumar has stated, Bandipur is not the only case while night traffic is banned.
2. As for road humps/speed breakers, they are not an effective method to regulate traffic as large vehicles least bother about them and majority of the road kills are because of large vehicles. Also, sinc its a National highway, installing road humps are not permitted.
3. Emergency vehicles are always allowed through the park during night. we have info got through RTI on emergency vehicles allowed during the night. From the 1st of Jan 2011 to May 2011, a total of 20 ambulances were allowed to pass through the park at night.
4. Regarding state transport buses, a total of 24 buses belonging to Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu ply through the park at night. Is that not enough for you to travel?
5. You say that poaching will be more if the traffic is banned at night. But its the other way round. Poaching will be more if vehicles are more as there will be no restraint to poaching along road sides. Who can stop them if they take a small break at night on the road side, shoot a chital, load it on the vehicle and vanish??
6. Despite several measures taken to regulate traffic, the road kills are increasing with days. Take a look at this recent incident.http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=268864
7. Even Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is closed during the night and we all want even Wayand to be closed so that the animals have peace atleast during the night. Please understand that they are our co-dwellers on this earth and we can live only if they survive. They can live without us but we cannot!

19 October 2011
Posted by
Harish

Good point. Please work to implement traffic ban in other forest as well. Humps are not a solution. These days we have vehicles that go from 0-60Kmph in seconds. So even a small gap between humps is good enough to kill animals.
People do not follow the speed limit rules in national parks. I have seen cars, SUVs, bikes, trucks & buses driver at speeds greater than 80Km/hr. This includes educated as well uneducated people. So best thing to do is to avoid human intervention than providing patch up solutions like humps etc
And as far people suffering concerned, you have to look at suffering from all living beings point of view. If you look at other angle even animals do not want to suffer because of humans. We humans if cant go to Mysore will go to Ooty. Why are you addressing only these people problems. Near my place in Tumkur, Karnatake the nearest good hospital is 80Kms. Please come and show your concern here.

We can learn but animals can't. Will you take the responsibility of teaching animals about road crossing, how to live with humans. So live them at peace. These animals live in very few forests in our country. Let them live without any danger in these places.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

It's unfortunate to see this. Human greed has no limit. Our future generations will suffer because of these kind of expolitation of nature. RIP Bandipur inhabitants. We worship animals and we do not care for them. sad humans

18 October 2011
Posted by
Siva Baskaran

This is outrageous...these poor mute animals are always at the receiving end of all the political melly! I really hope the ban is not lifted..we should start a movement against this.

18 October 2011
Posted by
RB

What part of the term 'wildlife reserve' does our Government not understand?! A highway has no place here in the first instance! Come on, media, pick this up and run with it!

18 October 2011
Posted by
Priya Tuli

Absolutely. When less than 2 or 3 percent is left as reserve or sanctuary and Protected Area for all the larger wild animals in the entire subcontinent, we must do everything we can to preserve these parks with zero human disturbance. Other Protected Areas like Corbett are also considering imposing a ban on night traffic. People should google for forest cover in India, and see for themselves how fragmented and pathetic are the shreds of forest left in this country now! Some percentage of what is shown is plantation and social forestry blocks too. Original forests for wildlife is practically gone! We wont have water to drink if this is degraded further.
The Highway between Mysore and Ooty should not be cutting through the precious reserve Bandipura in the first place.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Ramaswamy

This is the last thing the Hon'ble Karnataka High Court should allow. In the Nature Interpretation Centre at Mudumalai some pictures show how speeding cars have mowed down so many wild animal lives including rare and endangered species as Rusty-spotted cat, python and other species as deer, elephant etc. Already the condition of Indian Wildlife is pathetic, by the courtesy of most of our great existing politicians, rampant poaching, illegal trafficking of wild animal body parts and destruction and encroachment of forests
Indian Wildlife is gasping for breath, now if night traffic is allowed through Bandipur
and Mudumalai, that would be the last nail in the coffin of our Indian W.L.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Rabi Sankar De

Mr. Anonymous, The night traffic ban in Bandipur is a very good measure taken to protect the already endangered wildlife in our country. The forest cover under National Parks in India only constitutes about 1.16% of its total land area and providing total protection to the little left would not make any difference to the people who have occupied the remaining 98%. As for your concerns....
1. Transportation during the night can be done using alternative routes. As in case of Bandipur, alternative route has been provided via Chamrajnagar and Sathyamangalam. As Kumar has stated, Bandipur is not the only case while night traffic is banned.
2. As for road humps/speed breakers, they are not an effective method to regulate traffic as large vehicles least bother about them and majority of the road kills are because of large vehicles. Also, sinc its a National highway, installing road humps are not permitted.
3. Emergency vehicles are always allowed through the park during night. we have info got through RTI on emergency vehicles allowed during the night. From the 1st of Jan to May, a total of 20 ambulances were allowed to pass through the park at night.
4. Regarding state transport buses, a total of 24 buses belonging to Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu ply through the park at night. Is that not enough for you to travel?
5. You say that poaching will be more if the traffic is banned at night. But its the other way round. Poaching will be more if vehicles are more as there will be no restraint to poaching along road sides. Who can stop them if they take a small break at night on the road side, shoot a chital, load it on the vehicle and vanish??
6. Despite several measures taken to regulate traffic, the road kills are increasing with days. Take a look at this recent incident.http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=268864
7. Even Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is closed during the night and we all want even Wayand to be closed so that the animals have peace atleast during the night. Please understand that they are our co-dwellers on this earth and we can live only if they survive. They can live without us but we cannot!

19 October 2011
Posted by
Harish

Mr Harish, I am from gudalur and i am working Bangalore. I know the difficulty to reach my house and you will only know the difficulty once you leave in such a place.

you where telling that there is 24 buses in this both route. but its less for gudalur its only 4 to 5 buses its like 2 volvos and 2 SETC and i think one Kerala state. there are around 7 lakh people in Nilgiris and its consist of major people from Karnataka also. Is it 5 buses enough for these many people or what.

I have suffered once i went for my aunts funeral. they will leave only ambulances but not other vehicles.

And you are right that no local buses where there but other vehicles where available for their transportation.

Its very difficult to get a ambulances at night always in places like masinagudi at the time of emergencies.

I agree that wildlife sanctuary has to be protected. I understand the seriousness also but the accident occurred above has happened after the ban its not only at night in day time also its happening.

And satyamangalam road its more than 200 km -300km to reach a place like gudalur.

before few years there were regular checking while a vehicle gets out of forest at night. it also can be done to reduce the pouching.

Harish you were telling that National highway, installing road humps are not permitted then the same NH road once entered into Tamil Nadu from Bandipur has lots of hump why not in Karnataka and Kerala to. In order to protect wild animals they can do this also.it not only helps the vehicle to slow down in night but also day time.so accidents can be reduced.

Even the forest department also take various precaution to save the animals by leaving vehicle at night. they are not ready to work at night and they need only money from WWF. they are trying to reduce their work by this ban.

so thing from both prospective put your self in my situation and think.

it don't mean that i dont love animals.. I love them.
but the situation is not same most people think.

19 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

See, if a driver cant see a large animal like elephant in the day time and runs over it, how do you expect people to drive cautiously during the night?? Smaller animals like deer dont even stand a chance. Road humps have no effect. Please do think from the animal point of view too. You can voice your concern about no facilities available and more but what will the animals do? Will you tolerate if you are disturbed and dominated over in your own house? We humans have brains can think of alternatives but the animals cannot. So, its required that we show the maximum possible concern for them.

The number of buses to Gudalur you say is 4 or 5, but that is during the night. There will be many buses during the day.

Night traffic will only increase the options for poachers and makes it difficult even for the department to keep vigil. There are people in the department who live in remote anti-poaching camps for days without even basic facilities, guarding the forests, so please do not complain about the department keeping a few in mind.

20 October 2011
Posted by
Harish

Mr Anonymous,

I pity on your ignorance, when you say, there is ecological demerits due to night traffic ban. You should see to it that, the information you are giving is correct before you comment on such issues. All genuine Emergency vehicles are allowed during the night time.

Your suggestion of making humps to tackle the road kill problem is obsolete and its not a solution as good as the night traffic ban. If night traffic is allowed, it will literally cut down the forest into 2, as the stressed animal rarely consider crossing the road due to heavy vehicular movement. So this issue is not just about avoiding road kills, but establishing free movement of animals, for the food and for the genetic diversity throughout the forests. It will indirectly reduce Man-Animal conflict too.

Hence your view is not just anti-wildlife but also against the interest of human beings especially agriculture community of that area.

And lastly, if we create fuss if even 3-4% of the forest areas with their is being given the proper protection, are we fit to be called as civilized society?

Hope you under stand the situation what Indian wildlife is facing.

-Guruprasad

19 October 2011
Posted by
Guruprasad

Dear Anonymous please grow up.
Get your facts right.
We are not talking about complete ban on traffic.Its to spare night hours for wildlife when they are most vulnerable. Last few remaining numbers of wildlife are to be protected.Road users only need to plan their schedule with the time in mind.Do not forget there are alternate roads.
Then you say there are no accidents in Mudumalai.Please understand the crux of the issue. Road kills are just one of the many disastrous effects of roads in wildlife areas. Without knowing the herbivore density of Mudumalai and Bandipur do not compare .

let me also make it clear so that may help you in a emergency situation, Emergency vehicles such as Ambulance,Fire services etc are permitted.If some one has to attend a funeral Please use alternate roads anyways I do not think any funeral is done between 9 pm to 6 am.

Let not our economic greed cause wildlife funerals on a daily basis.

Please perform your fundamental duty article 51 A (G) " to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures;

Praveen Ramaswamy

19 October 2011
Posted by
Praveen Ramaswamy

Anathraj and Harish,thanks for your valuable comments. The facts presented by you about the ground realities in Bandipur should be enough to open the eyes of the people criticising this ban. According to the forest department at least 91 wild animals including a tiger, elephants, leopards and sloth bears have been killed in the road accidents on the two highways in Bandipur between 2004 and 2008. Dear Siva, RB, Priya Mr Ramaswamy and Rabi, thank you all for showing concerns for the inhabitants of Bandipur.

19 October 2011


Posted by
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

now the ban is between 9 pm and 6 am, proposed to extend from 6 pm to 6 am and in course of time still further. Seems like close the road slowly.

if the aim is to save wildlife then why karnataka govt is not accepting any other proposal submitted by kerala govt like, elevated flyovers at designated places and putting fences in the remaining areas. so free movement of animals will not be affected.

21 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

Hello Anonymous,
Your comments indicate you do not understand animal ecology at all. You are being completely irrational and are, infact, contradicting yourself. You say "free movement" will not be affected by "putting fences"? Do you understand why fences are put up?

And elevated flyovers? Incidentally, it was the launch of metro in Bangalore yesterday. If you have noticed, the city has been through a lot of hassles in the last 5 odd years. And we are talking about a city here. Can you imagine what will happen to the forest and the wildlife there if a flyover is constructed? Of course, the noise pollution problem still does not go away. And what about the arboreal species? Cutting of trees will fragment animal habitats and will dissuade them from coming near the roads. It will majorly affect endangered species like Indian Giant Squirrel, langurs etc. Genetic diversity of such species will be hampered. And what about the cost of constructing the flyover itself? Alternative roads will be far more cost effective than flyovers and such.

Bandipur is probably one the last strongholds of some of these animals and as a country, we need to be proud of how biologically rich and diverse Bandipur is. The revocation of this ban will be regressive step.

Other people who have responded here have harped enough about the importance of saving wildlife. So, I won't elaborate on that. But I do want to point out again that what we are talking about is a tiny, miniscule portion just for wildlife. Is that too much to ask for, considering the ecological benefits we get in return?

21 October 2011
Posted by
Rashmi

Hello Rashmi All the roads including the alternate roads are passing through forests. So closing one road will not solve the problem. And the extra distance via alternate road to Wayanad is around 60 km. So what about the extra fuel burnt, will it not pollute the envronment? So alternate solutions should be worked out, rather than blindly arguing that closing the road will solve the problem.

25 October 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

The current road in question through Bandipur goes right through the core area of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The alternate road dots the northern boundary of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. As you can probably figure out, a highway passing through Bandipur's core area makes wildlife more susceptible to danger than in the latter case. The alternative road (SH 88) IS 30 km and PWD has been directed by the High Court to repair the road for public convenience. And the night traffic ban is not even a blanket ban. Moreover, emergency services are given full and fair consideration during the night.

As far as "environmental pollution due to fuel burnt" is concerned, is it not ironical that you are intending to dent these very few carbon sinks that repair our severely threatened eco-systems? Species such as civet, mouse deer, countless birds act as seed dispersal agents and help in forest regeneration. All these brilliant, complex plant-animal relations are just too sensitive to human interference. Over time, rare species will be replaced by more common ones. Such changes can be deleterious and tragedy ridden to our society as a whole. This is not some voodoo conjured up by pro wildlife, anti people conservationists. This is the truth and there is a lot of scientific evidence that supports this premise. The future of these animals hangs in precious balance. If we are at all interested in saving these animals and making their populations viable, we have stop being myopic and make wildlife habitats inviolate. 30+ km is comparatively a small price to pay.

26 October 2011
Posted by
Rashmi

I wonder how anyone can come up with an idea like this. Our Hon'ble Minister of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Jayanthi Natarajan, must either be absolutely ignorant about her responsibilities or she must be utilising her power for the wrong political reasons. She must understand that MoEF is a totally different portfolio. She is dealing with the environment, the most valuable asset of our country. There might be a million people in and around Bandipur Reserve, a lot of transportation and business might happen on that route, but the focal point here is the Environment. If the ministry is so concerned about the interest of the public, it should be concerned about their activity in these areas as well. I can give 1,000 reasons why the activity of human here should be reduced to near zero. One such example is a hotel that is running in Gundlupet, right outside the Bandipur reserve where the meat of many wild animals, (not one or two but many) are cooked and served every single day. Why do the authoritie turn a blind eye to all this? Based on the well-being of the environment, take decisions. “The ministry has asked the state to prove that the ban on night traffic on the two roads is in public interest as well as wildlife conservation”. This is something that cannot be proved. By the time we prove it, tigers will be long gone from their habitat. In the interest of the people of the country, the environment, let go of the thought of restoring traffic at night on this highway. This stretch is a magnet for wildlife, a very important part of the corridor. we have already seen people misbehaving with animals here. An elephant calf has been killed by a truck here few days ago. Many dead snakes go unnoticed by us.

27 October 2011
Posted by
Arjun

All people are very much concern about the environment, I appreciated that but why only in bandipur why not others every day in other parts of India they are cutting trees for people connivance why you are not questioning these things. It very easy to comment but its not easy to do in real life.

Rashmi was telling about why we shouldn't not construct a flyover why not? see if i agree there will be some disturbance for few year but not every where if it is done in a systematic way. and if a flyover comes the animals can move freely and not even a single accident for any animal or even human will not be affected after that for a long time which will be much better opening a gate at day time.
If we have do some thing better we have to sacrifice some things. which will always lead to better things.
if its cutting of trees then its nothing compare to cutting of trees in Bangalore in terms of expansion

so building a flyover is a good solution for this.If the government is thinking about the cost then we cant do anything for our future.

I can see lot of people in this conversation talking about the environment. so i can find some energy in these people to save nature. i doubt how many people have done some thing rather speaking done some thing for nature. hardly one or two not more than that.

28 November 2011
Posted by
Anonymous

This should be a call to everyone... and vehicles passing by should always have discipline and must follow road limits regulation. These animals are not people to just run whenever they heard or see something that fast approaching. I guess,, there should be held liable of these road negligence... They should imagine that these lives also have their own of living and protecting each other,, and we are not bound to destroy their lives, we are not here living to just kill and forget them... we supposed to protect them..

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29 March 2012
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3 April 2012
Posted by
Suzy Hardert

What a dumb minister appointed for MOEF, who don't understand the importance of ban and only think about there benefits.

16 April 2012
Posted by
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25 April 2012
Posted by
Namaste

Smaller animals like deer dont even stand a chance. Road humps have no effect. Please do think from the animal point of view too. You can voice your concern about no facilities available and more but what will the animals do? Will you tolerate if you are disturbed and dominated over in your own house? We humans have brains can think of alternatives but the animals cannot, they are on a constant low calorie fight. So, its required that we show the maximum possible concern for them. The number of buses to Gudalur you say is 4 or 5, but that is during the night. There will be many buses during the day. Night traffic will only increase the options for poachers and makes it difficult even for the department to keep vigil. There are people in the department who live in remote anti-poaching camps for days without even basic facilities, guarding the forests.

16 July 2012
Posted by
Mark

Bonjour! More than wildlife, the ministry is concerned about the smooth traffic flow between Kerala and Karnataka. It seems more political. cell phone spy

31 July 2012
Posted by
Anna

They should ban all spilleautomater traffic when there are such fabulous animals living in that area. I really hope this gets resolved soon before there aren't any left!

11 August 2012
Posted by
Kumar

Sad to hear this happening. We should be doing what we can to preserve the animals and the nature. Hope the government can see this after some time. http://greencoffeebeanextractreviews.webs.com

12 October 2012
Posted by
Leo

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