False dawn. Light hues married to waking shadows. The early birds and jungle fowls kept their tryst. Heralding the march of time and the message of daylight. Almost second nature. The light lit itself for a minute or two before the darkness melted in. Confusion reigns. It happens every day in the mighty jungle. Time in pause before the real dawn breaks free.
Retiring early for the day doesn’t guarantee a good sleep as we found out the next day. The biting chillness was the sole culprit and as much as we struggled to get going at the earliest, it was finally close to 7am before the pack set out. A short prayer to Mother Nature as a preamble before hitting the woody trails in fast mode helped us find clear perspective on the task on hand.
Its time for some rugged measures vis a vis tribal resettlement as also wildlife conservation. Elephants need to forage large tracts for food and have their own corridors for migration. Tigers need large beats. When habitats decrease, the scope of human animal conflict is never greater than now. There is no saner way than tribal resettlement today.
The Indian Govt has given the green signal for the implementation of the Forest Rights Act on Jan1st thus paving the way for forest dwelling Tribes who are three generation old or alteast stayed in the forest villages for more than 75 years to use minor forest produce and carry on traditional cultivation of forest land under occupation upto a ceiling of four hectares.
The plan was a patented dream. The dream was a driving force. The objective was not subjective though. Simply put, it was a trek to the Radcliffe Fishing hut at the Mukurthi National Park and an attempt to scale the Mukurthi peak. Enclosed among rarefied air and closeted with misty winds at the altitude of 2554 meters, the mangy peak held no invite.
Treesouls wishes all fellow green comrades and everyone a smashing 2008. A year has passed and though memories tide and events ebb in tow, there is a lot to look forward this coming year. No better time than this New year eve to renew, reinforce and green stamp Treesouls’s commitiment to green values and more progress in our eco-conservation efforts.
The western ghats, the northeast forests and the Andamans might still look pristine but of late there is enough scope to believe that conservation efforts is not not taking the right direction. The loss of habitat due to deforestation and human inhabitation is on the rise if one heeds a recent report by the The World Conservation Union comprising of 83 member countries.
Its jingle bells time, Christmas season awash with glad tidings, decked trees, gaiety, mirth and the customary Santa visits. Well not just Christmas, all festivals brings in its wake not just good times but also an indelibe amount of waste and an inherent impact on the environment and the surroundings. Lets take a starry look at some commonsense ways wherein we can usher in the Christmas season in a more responsible manner.
It’s a cliche really, the impact of the state of the Amazon forest on mother earth’s climatic horoscope. Yet the lengths to which governments go to put the burning issue under the mat defies logic of any degree.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Labour Government decision to sign the Kyoto Treaty marks a significant change in the country’s direction towards Global Warming and its repercussions. The new PM signed the papers that will ratify the proposal on Dec 3rd