Sunday, August 1, 2010

Call to conserve nature, wildlife

Lack of education and awareness has resulted in degradation of nature and endangered wildlife species in Kerala, widely known as �Gods own country, says P. Santhosh Kumar, whose exhibition of photographs of rare wildlife is under way in Kanhangad.

Kerala has many unexplored areas that are often destroyed by human beings owing to lack of awareness or education, says Mr. Kumar, a practising dental surgeon in the city for the last 25 years.

�As temporary inhabitants of Earth, we have to preserve nature and the wildlife for the future generation, says Kumar, expressing hope that the two-day exhibition of the rare photos of wildlife would serve to educate the people about the need to conserve nature and endangered species of birds and animals in the �globalised world order.�

�The Western Ghats and the Himalayas are listed as the only two hot spots in India. If the Western Ghats evolved 7,000 crore years ago, the present generation should preserve the region for the same period keeping in mind generation next.�

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