Natural Heritage

 

The Western Ghats and their River systems make some of the richest ecological regions in India.  There is much scientific literature available for the scientifically serious.  We will include in these pages Scientific articles and more of other material as well that will inspire you on how nature would offer a dimension that would make living uniquely complete.  One has to be in Chengalthery, Kannikatti, Cheumbulingam pudai or Venganayakkan Anai to know how innate Nature is to our spiritual core. It is said that Somerset Maugham visited and stayed in Chengalthery and even  wrote and set parts of  Razors Edge there.  If viewers of the site have more information on Maugham’s visit please share it with us. The 70 year log book the Dohnavur Fellowship maintained on the Natural History of South Western Ghats by recording what they saw in the forests of their neighborhood make it a venerated document. This was a key document that was consulted when Kalakadu was declared a Sanctuary for the Lion Tailed Macaque. The views of Muthukuzhi Vayal , Condapana Palms, Nilgiri Tahr and the singing presence of strong mountain streams can be life changing experiences.  You can walk along Manimuthar, Banatheertham or sit on the Karumandi Anai and see yourself asking no more questions.  You would be happy to be simply sitting there and being there.  We have had such great Naturalists form Tirunelvely as  Pambu Rajendran, and even M Krishnan was born in and hailed from Tirunelvely.  We will include in these pages vignettes from his famed writing.  We start with photograpahs from Manimuthar made by Dr Murugavel and the wonderful Tiger Photo by Dr. N Kalaivanan, Forest Veterinarian, Mudumalai on the Natural Heritage banner page.  M Krishan, Pambu Rajendran and Murugavel are all men of science who at the same time put us in touch with Nature, invoking artistic sensibilities that would make us feel our conviviality with Nature as something inherent to our selves.  We present an article on M Krishnan here for readers to get acquainted with that outstanding chronicler of Nature.
We have put up a few photographs of birds and sceneries from the region and these photos were made by a young photographer named T K Vigneshwaran.

 

Dr. Krishnamoorthy - An ardent conservationist

Dr. Krishnamoorthy (1923-2002) was an extra-ordinary wildlife personality. He was a forest veterinarian who did yeoman service to the cause of India’s wildlife in his long and dedicated career would reveal. His work on elephants and contribution to the body of knowledge we have on elephants are monumental. His was an inspiring life where, wildlife & natural history and anthrpology & literature combines to show us what is it to lead an elevated life. This is beautifully captured in Jeyamohan’s Tamil short story on him aptly titled 'Yanai doctor'. You could read more on him: Click Here

Yanai Doctor - Short Story By Jeyamohan

M Krishan- The Versatile Naturalist

The Versatile Naturalist

Nature's greetings

Nature's greetings

Inspiring conservation messages 

Inspiring conservation messages


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