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An environmental catastrophe is lurking in Wayanad

Updated : April 03, 2019 09:40 PM IST

Now famous as the second constituency of Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in the Lok Sabha elections, Wayanad is an environmental hotspot and its fragile ecology is a matter of urgent concern.
Forming part of the highly sensitive Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Wayanad has an almost unbroken link with tiger reserves and wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur, Mudumalai, Nagarholai, BR Hills, Sathyamangalam and Silent Valley in neighbouring states.
A focus point of last year’s floods in Kerala, Wayanad is also passing though a number of environmental issues created mainly by deforestation, irresponsible tourism, tribal land encroachments, human-animal conflicts and unscientific developmental initiatives.
An environmental catastrophe is lurking in Wayanad
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