Tamhini is one of the favourite tourist destinations for some to develop farmhouses surrounded by luscious green forest area. Due to this concretisation, there has been a tremendous loss to the area’s ecosystem.
At many spots inside Tamhini Ghat, several land areas are covered with nets as tree felling activities take place inside the premises subsequently. According to ecologists, such practices affect the continuity of the forests thereby disturbing free movement of the fauna.
Looking at the present scenario, a case has been filed with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in this regard.
Talking about the destruction here, Rajiv Pandit, founder of Jividha, an NGO working towards creating awareness on the environment, who is also one of the petitioners in the case, said, “Already a case is in the court and despite this, such destructions are taking place in the ghat. Tamhini Ghat is an important corridor between the Tamhini Wildlife Sanctuary and Kalsubai Sanctuary. Such tree felling practices affect the connectivity and movement of the wildlife. Several small projects are resulting in tremendous loss of biodiversity in the zone.“
Source : Mirror