ALERT: Critical Elephant Corridor in India to be Severed
Help avert a serious threat to the largest surviving Elephant Population in India – the imminent severance of the Muthanga Elephant Corridor in Kerala
TAKE ACTION! The largest and potentially most viable population of Asian elephants [search] is found in the mountains of the Western Ghats where the three Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka meet. Of a total population of about 2000 elephants surviving in Peninsular India in various fragmented habitat islands, the largest single population which may number over 1000 individuals is found in a near contiguous habitat extending over this 4500sq km tract. A major inter-state highway linking Bangalore with Calicut is planned which will further fragment the elephant's seasonal migration corridor. The Wayanad Nature Protection Group (Wayanad Prakruthi Samrakshana Samati) and Rainforest Information Centre have appealed to the world community to help prevent the severance of this critical corridor. TAKE ACTION!