The Sahyadri-Konkan corridor is under tremendous pressure from large-scale development projects which could cause further fragmentation and degradation of large carnivore habitat. With this in mind, a one-day workshop was organised in Amboli on the 18th of July 2014 (funded by CEPF-ATREE), in collaboration with Malabar Nature Conservation Club, Amboli, to bring together a network of various stakeholders from the region. The workshop was attended by 16 participants comprising of researchers, environmentalists, the honorary warden of Kolhapur, environmental lawyers, and members of different NGOs working in various parts of Sindhudurg and Kolhapur districts on issues related to conservation of wildlife, biodiversity, and issues of people’s rights.
Presentations about large carnivore distribution in this region, important pinch-points in the corridor, activities of eRc India and how it can help keep a check on on-going and proposed projects were given during this workshop.
At the end of the workshop it was decided to focus on the corridor connecting Radhanagri Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra to Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa. As a result of this workshop, a closed facebook group was also formed where various issues regarding conservation of this region are discussed (facebook link).
The workshop was held in Green Valley and participants were provided accommodation at Whistling Woods in Amboli.
The Sahyadri corridor project
This blog is about activities from the Sahyadri corridor project. The blog aims to share our experiences, hopes, achievements, and frustrations while trying to thoughtfully conserve the northern Sahyadris. Do share your comments..