Shimoga District

Sardar Patel's statue project violates green laws

Activists allege that the statue project near Sardar Sarovar dam in Gujarat is being carried out without any environmental clearance. Ask MoEF to halt the project.

Andhra denies water to Karnataka

UNEP launches global project to save aquatic ecosystems

With an aim to improve the health of deteriorating water resources globally, UNEP launches the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems at the Budapest Water Summit.

HC orders Delhi govt to protect city's water bodies

Many plants are in equal danger of becoming as extinct as some animals. Does anyone care?

A fluttering butterfly or a dashing cheetah immediately bring vivid images to mind. Does the image of a plant stir us as much? Are we as fascinated watching a flower bloom? Probably not. Maybe that’s why there is such a large focus on endangered animals and birds and not so much on plant species that are dying out. The Western Ghats is a great example of this. The floral diversity in this area is still untapped as revealed by two recent research reports by famous botanists. 

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This video presents a short look at an ongoing initiative - the Appiko movement led by Pandurang Hegde.

The movement with the active involvement of local community works towards the protection of flora and fauna of Western Ghats, in Shimoga and Sirsi regions of Karnataka.

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Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS)Organizer: Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS)

Venue: Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, Thirthahalli, Shimoga

April 1, 2011 12:00AM - April 3, 2011 12:00AM

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