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Dharmapuri conservationists concerned over dwindling reptile population

Dharmapuri (Tamil nadu) , Wed, 07 Sep 2011 ANI

Dharmapuri (Tamil nadu), Sep.7 (ANI): Conservationists in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu have expressed concern over the dwindling population of reptiles.


They attributed the cause for the decline in the number of the reptiles to global warming.


Global warming which is a much debated topic around the world is now turning out to be a major cause of worry among the conservationists as they discovered that several of the reptile species were on the verge of extinction.


"The reptile population has reduced because of increasing global warming day by day. Reptiles like lizard, snakes, jungle lizard, tortoise, and more varieties of wildlife species are becoming extinct. There are many companies which have been dominating this place and these species are on the verge of extinction today. Various species of reptiles have decreased and are becoming extinct," said Mani, social activist.


Entire world is facing this heat of global warming and people of Tamil Nadu state are also facing the brunt of global warming.


The survival of the reptiles has become difficult because they do not come out from their dwelling place due to high temperatures and reduced water level.


"Due to global warming ground water level has gone down. Heat has increased over the surface, so all reptiles are moving towards exacting age. Because of industrial development most of the species have died. The government should be banned immediately and the next government should implement new laws to save our ground water. If new laws are implemented effectively our agriculture can improve and even reptiles can be saved. If reptile population will increase then it will be beneficial to agriculture sector also," said Vengainathan, villager.


Activists and locals in the region requested the government to take stringent action to restrict industrial development and urbanisation in order to conserve the ground water level.


For the past few years, there has been a growing concern among political leaders as well as academics and activists on the increasing threat to environment posed by global warming, pollution and industrialisation. (ANI)


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