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The road will divide the corridor between Keladevi and Ranthambhore proper, which is used by tigers and other animals. Tigers generally stay in Ranthambhore proper, but the surplus population will go to Keladevi.


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Cher C (1424)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 11:32 am

The road will divide the corridor between Keladevi and Ranthambhore proper, which is used by tigers and other animals. Tigers generally stay in Ranthambhore proper, but the surplus population will go to Keladevi.


Cher C (1424)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 11:32 am

2) Roads such as this one will lead to roadkill in which the wildlife will be run over by vehicles; they also create barriers that some animals consider inaccessible and thus harm genetic flow; finally, they can make it easier for poachers to enter an area that was difficult or impossible to access previously.

3) There is already some human disturbance in the corridor concerning sand mining around the Banas River there; however, the mining is only done by day and the animals can cross safely by night. The road will destroy this pattern completely.

4) There is already a road disrupting the corridor between Ranthambhore proper and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary, making it difficult for tigers and other animals to cross there


Cher C (1424)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 11:33 am

Dear Honorable Minister Ramesh:

As an admirer of India's wildlife, I am writing to you concerning the proposed road constructing cutting through Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. As you may know, the reserve consists of Ranthambhore National Park proper, the Keladevi Sanctuary, and the Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary. In particular, I am writing to express my fears that the road will ruin the great tiger reserve by cutting off the corridor between Ranthambhore proper and Keladevi.

Most tigers stay in Ranthambhore proper, but the surplus cats go to Keladevi and Sawai Mansingh. Also, the Banas river flows between Ranthambhore proper and Keladevi and is a stopping point for many migratory birds. This area already has human disturbance in the form of sand mining, but this is done only during the day. At night, without this disturbance, various animals such as wild boar, sambar, and even wolves as well as tigers cross through this area unencumbered. In addition, this corridor contains the pastureland of Bhavpur, which is important as a place for food and shelter for the wildlife there.

Already, there is a road cutting off the corridor between Ranthambhore proper and Sawai Mansingh, creating difficulty for tigers and other animals to cross. Roads such as this one and the proposed one running from Sawata to Hadoti are considered a barrier to wildlife, thus creating loss of genetic flow and a greater risk of local extinction. Moreover, many animals, even tigers, are run over to death from vehicular collisions. Finally, poachers will find it easier to access parts of the reserve that, without this proposed road, would be difficult to access.

This road, to summarize, will destroy Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, which is a source of income for local people as well as a major population of tigers and other wildlife, which people such as myself would love to see one day. Therefore, I ask that you reject the clearance for this road project, which has already received all the necessary clearances from the forestry department, and that you continue to protect tiger reserves such as Ranthambhore for years to come. Thank you so much for your consideration.


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Cher C (1424)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 11:33 am

The local authorities have already given clearance to this road, so send your mailings to the following:

Jairam Ramesh
Hon. Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment and Forests,

Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003.

Fax: 91-11-24362222


Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 11:49 am
action taken, thank-you Cher

chris b (2474)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 11:50 am
Noted and email sent

Alice C (1797)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 11:57 am
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MARY D (158)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 12:13 pm
Action taken Cher. Thank you very much for posting this.

Gillian M (218)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 4:53 pm
Email sent, thanx Cher


Sarah Koschak (2)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 4:57 pm
Thanks for the article, I will be telling my friends in India.

. (0)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 5:41 pm
hope the tigers don't get hit by the vehicles. they better drive slow on that road.

Maria P (100)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 6:02 pm
Action taken!

Cher C (1424)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 6:40 pm

Thnx so much Jen my friend for sending me this information!!!!!!

And Thnx very much to everyone that took action!!!

I appreciate it very much!!!!


Tierney G (381)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 8:11 pm
E-mail sent thank you Cher

gerlinde p (161)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 9:01 pm
thankyou for the information, willsend e-mails

Cathi Hartline (248)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 9:25 pm
thank You Cher!!

Corey N. (0)
Saturday December 26, 2009, 10:17 pm
thanks for the link

David B (34)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 5:12 am
looked after! thank you Cher ,again we must fight the good fight , for the Tigers.

. (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 6:16 am
Noted with thanks, Cher.

Mervi R (74)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 6:22 am
Action taken!

pierluigi bonatesta (148)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 6:43 am

Chris K (1231)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:22 am
noted and action taken - thanks

Janine Boguslawski (95)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:35 am
Thanks Cher for the link.

Freya H (345)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 8:32 am
I just sent an e-mail.

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 10:20 am
Noted, email sent and forwarded.

Elizabeth C (25)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 12:23 pm
Thank you for the link. I will send the letters and hope to God it helps prevent this road from being built.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 1:09 pm
Thanks Cher

Olivia H (68)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 1:55 pm
Cher, I want to take action but I don't understand where we have to click to send the email T_T I'm no gifted xD

Cher C (1424)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 2:04 pm

Compose an email and send it hun, nothing to click on!


Alissa B (17)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 2:51 pm
Thank you for bringing this to me attention. Email duly sent.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 3:04 pm
action taken

MsR S (189)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 3:23 pm
Again, "progress" interfering w/ they ways of Nature...

Carol L (219)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 3:40 pm
Thanks Cher. Action taken. We must save these Cats!

Sunday December 27, 2009, 5:09 pm
It is really sad that problems like this exist. it is always the animals that suffer when humans invade thier territory. humans are taking over more and more wild life terrority. we need to start curbing our population problem

Past Member (0)
Monday December 28, 2009, 7:27 am
I've also sent my mail, and I want to thank you guys for sending your mails and such. You are all wonderful!

Rajshree B (26)
Monday December 28, 2009, 12:13 pm
Thanks! Noted and email sent!
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