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Of Protecting Landscapes in a Forest

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Have you ever thought about protecting and conserving nature, while you peer through your train window? Every new route unearthed means more green cover sacrificed and more animals displaced from their natural homes.

While Indian Railways help mankind transcend time and distances, it often comes at the cost of slicing through the heartland of where animals live in sync with nature. Add to it the railway hooter that rings while the train chugs through. How would it feel if your neighbor made a path through your house and made noise every time he used that path. It must be tough on the animals to find new homes constantly and having their environments being tampered with by mankind. Also the beauty of a landscape suffers, with an industrial flavour to the place, with the original landscape and green covers being affected.

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Industrial Infrastructure Altering Landscapes in India-2

Or so they that technology is making the world flat. That’s what Friedman and Nandan Nilekani say of Technology. It probably applies to the mountains that are made plateaus through railway line work, cutting through the homes of animals and landscapes. Seeing Industrial infrastructure is good, but we should try our best to preserve the beauty of landscapes and make the focus on increasing green cover for every edit we make to nature. Sounds like a deal?

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Industrial Infrastructure Altering Landscapes in India-1

Every time a tunnel is dug in India, it also uproots much of our animals and green cover. I wish we are able to help re create more green cover in a creative way so as to not displace landscapes through industrial infrastructure. This is about preserving existing nature and environment by having trains run only at specific times so that animals/environment is minimally affected, and we impose heavy fines on passengers from a train throwing plastic/waste in the fragile ecosystem that we have built trains and tunnels through

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Industrial Infrastructure Altering Landscapes in India-3

It just occurred to me, that as a traveller, I usually wonder why do people throw stuff when they know that this may never get cleaned. Would they do the same to their garden and pretend that plastics don’t exist? Why are trails littered with waste, tissues, plastic and food items. All it takes while hiking in these woods is to carry a huge plastic bag, and place your dump inside it and wait till you reach civilisation to put this in a garbage bin.

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Industrial Infrastructure Altering Landscapes in India-4

All of these photos are from a trip done in the monsoons at Goa’s Bhagwan Mahavir National Park, which is home to the beautiful trek in the woods to the Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

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16 thoughts on “Of Protecting Landscapes in a Forest”

  1. Such a great post on protecting our environment… It is really disgusting to see trashes along trails and how infrastructure destroy or fail to preserve the environment… If we cannot totally restore he environment, hope we can at least help conserving it starting from ourselves.

  2. How I wish all people will not throw their trashes anywhere, this world will definitely be a better place. Whenever I hike I usually bring my garbage when I go back home and dispose it properly. l aways apply the leave no trace policy. I love reading your post. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Responsible tourism is so important just as it is important to just take care of our planet. Thanks for sharing such an informative and conscious post

  4. I think train rails are necessary, and the benefits outweigh the harm it does to the environment, unless there is some nature preserve or other important ecological area that will be destroyed in the process… We just have to strike the right balance between (industrial) development and environment conservation.

    Re: people throwing thrash, I guess it comes down to basic education. People need to be reminded that all of us are responsible for taking care of the earth.

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