My Other Interests
Reasons for working on this Protected areas of India topic are:
- Concern about degradation of the culture and habitat of the native nomadic Palaiyar tribes people who have lived in remote caves of this area for millenniums.
- Concern about recent human intrusion into this Wilderness area, especially illegal forest clearing and agriculture.
- Concern about the resulting reduction or extinction of the high proportion of endemic species of flora and fauna in these unique South Western Ghats montane rain forests.
- To stimulate awareness and action to reverse the above intrusion and degradation, including promotion of the new Palani Hills National Park, and stepped up enforcement of existing wilderness protections. Marcus334 Marcus334 (talk) 23:13, 29 October 2008 (UTC)