TN: Step forward to save under-threat species near Cauvery

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GGS and antelope with KANS logo
Bangalore, Jul 5: It seems the final call from some species like Grizzled Giant Squirrel (GGS) and four horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis), which are endangered species, have been echoed in the region along side Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu.

Both these rare species have been discovered in the Urigam and Anchetty ranges of the Hosur Forest divisions. The re-discovery was possible for the indigenous move taken by the Kenneth Anderson Nature Society (KANS) along with ANCF and Tamil Nadu Forest department.

The group also recovered a dead specimen from the Udedurgam area of the Rayakota Range of Hosur Forest division (HFD) along side of the river Cauvery.

Citing the presence of such rare species at the region, the current DFO, Mr Ulaganathan has created checkposts at the area which has stepped up vigil and he also posted watchers there.

However, it has been noticed that the so called "nature lovers" have breached the rules as they reportedly violate rules by conducting feast inside the forest. The authorities have noticed that loud music, vehicle horn, human presence and littering of plastic and beverage bottles have continued to disturb the last refuge of the GGS in HFD.

Now, it is not the responsibility of agencies like KANS alone but all human beings should step forward to secure the future of these endangered species by addressing the immediate threats posed by cattle penning and human disturbance.

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