Ecological hotspots under siege

Forests sustain life. Yet, they seem to be the last thing on the minds of politicians and policy makers. Tamil Nadu is a water starved State but no one asks for an increased budget allocation to save forests, which give life to rivers. Wildlife is another glorified yet neglected area. As human intervention continues to threaten forests and wildlife reporters and photographers of The Hindu train their eye on several ecological havens from across the State and the many perils they face.

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