KAAS..Ata BAA...SS ! Asach Mhanayachi Vel Aliye!
Here are some veiws showing how we Indian people are ! Now we have to say Ab Bass !!!
KAAS BACHAO ! Prevent to make it another PANCHGANI !
Last Sat Sunday 37000 people visited Kaas, This sat Sunday data yet to come ! Imagin how much quantity of the plants were distroyed by the people in these Sat Sundays!
Dr.Kadus Arvind, Pune.
Hi, Geeta ji,
Nice to read your thoughts regarding conservation. May be the people like Nature India are nice and knowledgeable, helping, and teaching the conservation with the different way, But what is actual meaning of conservation? Not disturbing or not destroying, is one of the best modes of conservation as per my thought. As per the issue of Kaas is concern this is an Ecosystem in which many small plants, animals, insects are living and dependant on each other. They are happy with each other, then why to interfere with them? Do you know some students of botany plucking out bulbs of ceropegia saying that we are taking it to the institute for tissue culture so that we can multiply the same and conserve this ceropegia. Do you mean that by this way we are going to conserve the species? For some species Ex Situ conservation seems to be impossible. Some layman are taking the flowers to their home for the decoration, is it right? Some people are sitting over the nice bunch of Smithia and making a design by destroying the flowers, Some Lovers are making Hearts by trampling the flowers and taking the photos which may be their memories but this is only for Man’s self satisfaction (Means? Unending...) and not for the other things, I thought. Some plants like Droseras are growing on the road sides, How many people know these things? Nobody! People are trampling these plants may be unintentionally. We can stop them by applying some restrictions. I am not saying that Kaas should be banned to man forever. But we can force Govt. to take some Ecofriendly decisions to make Kaas again vary beautiful. Do you know there are some big deals going on in the areas around the Kaas? What indicates this? There is a very big Threat of commercialization of this area. This may cause hazardous effects to this ecosystem. Some species like Aponogeton satareansis, Eulalia shrirangi are endemic to Satara only. 14 sp. are declared critically endangered. In Panchagani there are some species reported earlier but we cannot found right now. In Mahabaleshwar some plants are reported abundant in Cook’s references, But right now we have to search for a single plant. God knows how many species of plants and insects are vanished because of this tourism! If this tourism continues, the day is no longer to become Kaas, as Panchagani or Mahabaleshwar. I agree, the people like conservators, taxonomist, botanist, Students, Nature Lovers are trying or giving their contribution always with different ways. Ways of conservation may be different, but our AIM is the same!!
I am always with the people who care and conserve the Nature!
Extremely sorry if you get hurt by any statement of me. But these are my thoughts, I may be different.
Dr. Kadus Arvind,Pune.
· I will send afterwards the copy of appeal, suggestions made to Govt. and forest dept. by the activists from Satara and Kolhapur.