We dedicate this report
Ecosystem People of Gundia River Basin
We thank all members (biotic and abiotic) of Gundia River Basin - magnificent ecosystem with rich biodiversity for their kind co-operation and wonderful hospitality.
Mr. Kishore Kumar provided all logistics during the field work. This helped us to visit ecologically fragile regions and understand the biodiversity, ecology and landscape linkages. The research team acknowledges the timely support from Mr.Kishore. We thank Mr.Sashi and his family for providing food.
Discussion with Mr.Satish, DCF, Bisle range and subsequent visit to ‘Beauty spot’ at Bisle provided the holistic picture of the ecology of the region. We thank all officials and staff of Karnataka Forest Department for the suggestion and their keen interest to conserve these vital forest patches in central Western Ghats.