Apr 27 2011
The western ghat ecology expert group identified 25 ecologically sensitive areas in kerala this classification is based on the criteria of sensitivity scores of different regions . the meeting of the WGEEP committee will be held in thrissur in may 3 -2011 . The union ministry asked the panel to estimate the status of the ecology and earmarked this areas as ecologically sensitive zones for notification. The committee will also take the precautionary measures for protecting and rejuvenating the ecologically sensitive areas in the western ghat regions .
The committee will submit a detailed project report to the union ministry on june 5 -2011 . the studies reveals that Attapadi, Athirappally, Sholayar, Malakkapara, Vythiri , Nelliampathi hills , Konni and Ranni are on the list of the committee.
In munnar the places near to forest stretch will be considered as sensitive areas so they left untouched. The tourism developments permitted only in the less sensitive areas . The WGEEP committee will also discuss about the controlling of ecotourism activities in the western ghat areas .