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Officials to Protect the Panamaram Heronry

26 July 2010 One Comment

Great news are coming out during these days in terms of conservation and wildlife protection. The latest news is from Waynad, the green paradise of Western Ghats. According to the Correspondent at Hindu news:

N. Prasanth, the Sub Divisional Magistrate and Sub Collector of the Wayanad district has issued an order to take apt measures to conserve the Panamaram heronry.

Panamaram is a village in Wayanad district in the state of Kerala, India. Kabani river takes birth from this place and is the largest breeding ground for different species of herons in the Malabar region.

The sand mining and the massive destruction of bamboo groves on the heronry are the two major destructing factors the heronry is currently facing. According to the news report, the sub collector has directed the local panchayath bodies, revenue and police authorities to take all possible actions to protect this area. The order to the panchayat and revenue officials are to stop issuing permits for sand mining, to stop unauthorized sand mining and poaching in the river near the heronry.

The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), North Wayanad, had been asked to post a forest guard at the site. He’s also asked to submit proposals to the authorities to get the area declared as an ecologically fragile one under the relevant act. – the report says.

Ref: http://www.hindu.com/2010/07/24/stories/2010072459460300.htm

One Comment »

  • Sarath said:

    Thats a happy news πŸ™‚

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