Call to protect the sensitive ecology of the Nilgiris district

‘Everything possible should be done to reverse climate change’

Udhagamandalam: All must join hands to protect the sensitive ecology of the Nilgiris district, said the Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore circle, R. Kannan here on Saturday.

He was inaugurating a competition to enhance environmental awareness among school students jointly organised by the Department of Environment, Forest Department and the Nilgiris Wildlife and Environment Association (NWLEA).

Underscoring the need to safeguard the ecological balance of the Blue Mountains, he said that the government alone cannot do it. He cautioned that if the eco-balance here was upset there will be a chain reaction and many places would be affected.

Stating that this area always attracted global attention, he said that nearly 25 years ago it had been declared as a biosphere reserve.

Adverting to the growing concern over the increasing emission of carbon, he said by protecting the forests the trend can be checked.

Describing the shola-grassland eco-system of the Nilgiris as the best in the World, Mr. Kannan said, “if nature is protected it will take care of the people.”

Referring to the practice of carrying water bottles, he said that if warnings are not heeded now a time will come when the people will be forced to go around with oxygen facilities.

Growing trees is tantamount to serving the society.

Green activist J. Lakshminarayanan said that everything possible should be done to reverse climate change. Concerted efforts should be made to protect the ecology of the Nilgiris.

The Headmaster, Government Higher Secondary School, H.S.Moorthy also spoke.

Among those who participated in the inaugural function were the Secretary, NWLEA S. Jayachandran and the District Forest Officer, the Nilgiris North K. Soundarapandian.

From THE HINDU

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One Response to Call to protect the sensitive ecology of the Nilgiris district

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