The work at Chorla Ghats belgaum road is on in full swing. While it is a boon for the vehicular traffic and the villages, I foresee increased traffic of mining trucks and those carrying heavy goods on this road. If this happens, the important corridor between Mhadei WLS and Bhimgad WLS for large mammals and lesser fauna alike will be severely affected.
I am a wildlife ecologist working in the Western Ghats of the states of Goa,Karnataka and Maharashtra on lesser known fauna in general and herpetofauna in particular. My aim is also to photo document the lesser known fauna the Mahdei Bio region and create awareness amongst the masses of the same.