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Old 9th September 2009, 20:40   #61
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Two parts to this solution

Cut demand - most of this is through cattle grazing, growing crops to feed cattle, firewood - if we reduce our meat intake also our population growth. (I will not say turn vegetarian). I met someone who is trying to incentivise villagers to use solar power for cooking

Regeneration - Bar cattle from certain parts of the lands. I was shown pictures in Gujarat of near deserts being transformed into lush fauna by banishing cattle and human traffic
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Old 14th October 2009, 16:05   #62
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I am sure many of the people who have driven up the Sigur ghats would have seen the bison view point. Adjacent is a small road that winds down. There are no boards, signs or any indication that a road lies ahead. Last Sunday I went down this road. The forest has been cut to make way and runs through a small stream. Cattle were grazing on the slopes and there was a small shack there. I got into a heated argument with the person there and he claimed it to be a private land. I told him to call his owner and will settle it with him rather than haggle with him. Yes, he wanted me to pay Rs.500 for coming down the road. I shared my most decent vocabulary with him and told him to call his owner, the guy sobered down and just left from there.
Attached a picture to show something thats being cultivate in the valley. Just for your information, nothing of this is visible from the main road.

I am copying and pasting the same post in another thread here that supposedly has activists who were responsibile for shutting down night traffic on this route. Isnt this more important?
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I read this article in today's paper and i was
Lalbagh to lose trees for a ‘Sentosa’ look

As most of you may know, Lalbagh is home to various species of birds.

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Those who haven't please see the movie called "Home" by Yann Arthus Bertrand. Its a most beautifully filmed documentary about how we are destroying this beautiful planet, our home. You could see it off youtube.
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I read this article in today's paper and i was
Lalbagh to lose trees for a ‘Sentosa’ look

As most of you may know, Lalbagh is home to various species of birds.
Oh god, they are again commercializing Lalbagh? 10 full grown tree is a big no, when will we be able to cop up this loss?
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Oh god, they are again commercializing Lalbagh? 10 full grown tree is a big no, when will we be able to cop up this loss?
If you look at the aerial view from Google Maps below, it has already lost a significant amount of trees from its Eastern side. Now they may be targeting the areas around the lake. God save them!

PS. This may be a pretty old image considering the updating frequency of Google Maps. Current reality can only be worse.
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