Hi... I am Robin Sunny, from a forest village called Inchathotty near by Neriamangalam, The Gateway of High Range. My village is surrounded by forest from three sides and the other side covered by Periyar River, The Beautiful River of Kerala...

Vanishing Species @ Inchathotty

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?- William Blake

The Tiger is going ...
Kaduva
and it is a crying shame !
2,200 tigers lost in the last 7 years
India has lost 2,200 or more than 60 per cent of its tigers in the last seven years says the latest Tiger Census just released.
The report which did not take the tiger population from the Sunderbans (West Bengal) and Indravati ( Chhattisgarh) into account, has put the total number of tigers in the country at 1,411. The last tiger census carried out in 2001-02 had pegged the total count at 3,642.
 
Before 20 years, @ Inchathotty, the no. of Tigers was very high compared to the no. of tigers now at this forest. Now the no. of tigers here can count using our fingers. The main reason is the human interaction with the wild life. Before 1995 the people lived out here uses the forest very much for feeding their cattle's and many families has more than 10 cattle's.  Every year the farmers living out here put fire in the forest for the new young grasses for their cattle's.
The Tiger used to kill these cattle's while feeding them in forest. There for the farmers killed many tigers for their cattle's by putting poison in the flesh of cattle's which the tiger captured for eating. Because the flesh of a cattle's cannot be finished by a tiger at ones, it will left the flesh and will come back when it become hungry later, at that time the poisoned flesh by the farmer cause the death of a Tiger.

I knows some incidence like this personally and hear ed about  many incidence like this by the villagers living out there. At that time, there is no Forest Station near by this place , and it helps the farmers to do this kinds of activities very much, the hunters also very much here at that time.
According to my observation, the no. of Tigers reduced in these places because of farmers, hunters and forest fire. 
 Future is blank ...
Pullipuli
The leopard  is also a endangered animal in these area but not much as Tigers. Once this animal  is very common in these places but this also become numbered in this forest.


The reason behind this is same as the above mentioned things, that is, the farmers, hunters and the forest fire.   

  


Karadi

May only @ Zoo in future...
The Bear  is also become numbered in this area while this is also common in this place before a decade. The Reason of this is not same as that of Tiger and Leopard. The farmers are innocent in this case. Mainly the death of this animal is due to the hunters and the forest fire. 

This animal has very much medical importance, there for it hunted very much for medicines and also hunted for flesh. Now a days, the tribes also has a big role in hunting animals in these places.

The Great Pied Hornbill
Malamuzhakki Vezhambal (Kadapra)







Another of our big bird on its way to extinction
Hornbills attract naturalists the world over on account of their large size, bizarre bill, projecting casque, colourful beaks, feathers, and peculiar breeding habits. Most of the hornbill species nest in cavities of old trees. The breeding pairs usually exhibit high nest site fidelity as they tend to use the same nest site every year. After selecting a suitable nest hole, the female goes in and incarcerates herself by sealing the entrance leaving a narrow slit, through which she, and later her chicks, receive food from the male.
The Great Hornbill, Buceros bicornis also known asThe Great Pied Hornbill, is the largest member of the hornbill family. Great Hornbill is distributed in the forests of India, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, Indonesia. Their impressive size and colour have helped make them a part of local tribal cultures and rituals. The Great Hornbill is long-lived with a life-span approaching 50 years in captivity.The Great Hornbill is a large bird, nearly four feet tall with a 60-inch wingspan, tail feathers reaching 36 inches and a weight of approximately six pounds. The most prominent feature of the hornbill is the bright yellow and black casque on top of its massive bill. The casque is hollow and serves no known purpose (“tame” hornbills are known to enjoy having them scratched) although they are believed to be the result of sexual selection. Male hornbills have been known to indulge in aerial casque butting flights. Females are smaller than males and have blue instead of red eyes. The male spreads the preen gland secretion which is yellow onto the primaries to give them the bright yellow colour.

The Great Hornbill, Buceros bicornis also known asThe Great Pied Hornbill, is the largest member of the hornbill family. Great Hornbill is distributed in the forests of India, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, Indonesia. Their impressive size and colour have helped make them a part of local tribal cultures and rituals. The Great Hornbill is long-lived with a life-span approaching 50 years in captivity.The Great Hornbill is a large bird, nearly four feet tall with a 60-inch wingspan, tail feathers reaching 36 inches and a weight of approximately six pounds. The most prominent feature of the hornbill is the bright yellow and black casque on top of its massive bill. The casque is hollow and serves no known purpose (“tame” hornbills are known to enjoy having them scratched) although they are believed to be the result of sexual selection. Male hornbills have been known to indulge in aerial casque butting flights. Females are smaller than males and have blue instead of red eyes. The male spreads the preen gland secretion which is yellow onto the primaries to give them the bright yellow colour.

The largest of the nine hornbill species found on the Indian subcontinent, the Great Pied hornbillhornbill also has one of the widest ranges, living everywhere from sea level to heights of nearly 5,000 feet.The Great Pied hornbill can have wingspans of nearly five feet, with tails that can measure three feet. It is an incredibly beautiful bird as well, covered in black plumage, with a yellow bill that curves downward. Most distinctively, the hornbill's head is topped with an ivory formation, also known as a casque. The Great Pied hornbill's diet consists mostly of fruit, which it collects inside its beak during feedings. A male hornbill will collect as much food as it can, swallow it, and then return to its mate, and regurgitate the meal into her mouth. The wing beat of a Great Pied hornbill can be heard more than a half mile away.

 Neernaya @ Edge...

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Neernaya
I don't know the actual name of this species, some kind of seal (Neernaya) can be see in rivers in kerala. It lives as group. It's main food is fishes from the river. It can have a weight up to 6 Kg. It has tail and look like Mongoose. It searches food at day time as well as night.

One's this animal is very common in periyar river and  the riverbanks but it become very rare in these places. According to my observation the fishing nets and the hunters are the main dangers for this animal. Also now periyar contains poisons water due to the waste water from the rubber factory near by Inchathotty ( near to Avolichal on the riverbank of periyar)



Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Karimkurangu
Vanishing From The Trees...
Nilgiri Langur
This only chooses big trees and Rocks which has very much height. It's voice is very loud and can be hear from far distances. Humans cannot see this in short range because it will hide very quickly in the presence of humans.These are big compared to white monkeys and it will become up to more than 30 Kg.
The main reason behind the vanishing this animal from this forest is the hunters, they hunt this for flesh as well as for medicine.


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