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Old 9th March 2010, 13:34   #301
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Heading toward the Macchan at Dongapally range

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Overlooking a waterhole in a stream. This is where we need to build a dyke blocking rain water making a small reservoir

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This massive teak tree was truly special. 173 inches in girth
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When Telangarao, the Gond tribal animal tracker was asked to accompany us, he dissappeared into his hut only to re-emerge with an axe. We asked him to hop into MIlecruncher's car. The sight was hilarious. What must have gone through Milecruncher and his wife's mind? about a tribal getting into their car with a axe? we had a good laugh in the Jeep up front

Here Mr. Farook is wondering how to cut the problem threatening the forests and wildlife down to size !!

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It was so serene and peaceful by the meadow in Indanpally. Here's a waterhole still with some water
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A large watering hole at Mysempet
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Tiger country. I forget the name of this last place we visited. Chinullepu?
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A wonder of nature, a subterranean stream perhaps finding its way out from under the roots of a large tree, or is it water coming out of the roots? Either way it tasted sweet
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Great builders and architects of the natural world
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Amazing trees in this range. Loved being here.
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I was thinking... "who the hell is this circling us with an axe??"

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I was thinking... "who the hell is this circling us with an axe??"
Telangarao told us some interesting things.

1. A leopard visited their village just a week before for food and killed a goat.
2. An old lady from this village ventured in to the forest for grass. She was killed by a bison ( i never thought they can do this).
3. The people from his village (hardly 10 houses) depend on agriculture. They make some 50,000 per year. occasionally they are employed by forest dept for surveys, small constructions etc.
4. His name is telangarao but every one in his village call him by another name (i can't remember) which is same as his father's name. Gond women are not allowed to call husbands by name, so his wife calls him by his father's name. And every one started doing the same
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Some good news. I was speaking to a friend who is very well connected in town about the kind of projects we wish to do for providing water for wildlife in sanctuaries. I indicated the kind of costs such work would entail. Without hesitation he has promised to help raise funds through his buddies. He said " Deepak as long as you are ensuring the money is well spent I can come up with what's required for as many projects you wish to execute."

I couldn't believe my ears !! Its just so wonderful to realise that people really do care. So much of people's trust has been betrayed in the past, leading many to stay away from helping out with such issues. Sadly greedy NGO's have so deeply tarnished the name of conservation that no one trusts them anymore.

This kind of an assurance really boosts one's determination to go ahead and implement these projects.

Once DFO Jannaram has the stream measured for width and works out details of height of dyke etc we should get this implemented.

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Telangarao told us some interesting things.

1. A leopard visited their village just a week before for food and killed a goat.
2. An old lady from this village ventured in to the forest for grass. She was killed by a bison ( i never thought they can do this).
3. The people from his village (hardly 10 houses) depend on agriculture. They make some 50,000 per year. occasionally they are employed by forest dept for surveys, small constructions etc.
4. His name is telangarao but every one in his village call him by another name (i can't remember) which is same as his father's name. Gond women are not allowed to call husbands by name, so his wife calls him by his father's name. And every one started doing the same
Missed out on so much of fun just because of not knowing Telugu
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An old lady from this village ventured in to the forest for grass. She was killed by a bison ( i never thought they can do this).
After elephants this is one breed of animals who are extremely tempremental and can get very aggressive. Its always best to maintain a very safe distance from a herd. They are extremely wary of humans and are known to show aggression easily.
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He said " Deepak as long as you are ensuring the money is well spent I can come up with what's required for as many projects you wish to execute."
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Sadly greedy NGO's have so deeply tarnished the name of conservation that no one trusts them anymore.
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This is really a great news. It is important to have transparency in the way the funds are used and thats what the donors expect. I think we should have every minute details of the money spent and the progress of the project on a website which every one can access. we can also organize field visits to see the progress so that more people get convinced of this initiative.
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I think we should have every minute details of the money spent and the progress of the project on a website which every one can access. we can also organize field visits to see the progress so that more people get convinced of this initiative.
You just spoke my mind. I mentioned just this to him !!

Anyone here is an expert on website designing? or knows someone who can do one for us?
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You just spoke my mind. I mentioned just this to him !!

Anyone here is an expert on website designing? or knows someone who can do one for us?
I am more than happy to do it, unless anyone else wants to do
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You just spoke my mind. I mentioned just this to him !!

Anyone here is an expert on website designing? or knows someone who can do one for us?
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I am more than happy to do it, unless anyone else wants to do
I would suggest doing it thru Google Docs with restricted editing rights to a few and viewability to public or a closed group.
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I do this for a living. would be glad to do this.

Raj, Telangarao's real name is Simbu, if I remember correctly.
nice, tough no-nonsense character. I liked him.

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I do this for a living. would be glad to do this.
Raj and Venkat that's fantastic. When can we meet to discuss how to work this out?

We need something that allows us to list Forest Reserve wise projects to be undertaken.

Basically the projects page has to list the objective, the activity, the costs, the time frame, the progress and status. Ability to upload pictures as they speak a thousand words !!

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I do this for a living. would be glad to do this.
my vote also goes to venkat.
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my vote also goes to venkat.
As long as you pitch in with your ideas lets proceed.
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