Urgent need to protect unique ecosystem!

10 07 2007

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The Athirappilly – Vazhachal area in the southern Western Ghats of Kerala hosts a unique ecosystem of evergreen, riverine forests intermingled with Myristica swamps.

This ecosystem supports a large number of endemic, rare, threatened and endangered species of plants and animals. While science is still discovering many new species from the area, a hydro-electric project threatens to wipe out these forests.

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Many individuals and groups in the affected region have been campaigning against this dam, including a 90 days satyagraha by the local people,the problem seems to be little known to people outside this region.

Read more at the Salim Ali Foundation Do your bit to help protect and preserve what is still one of natures pristine and unique eco systems.

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